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Budapest100
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Since 2011 every April

Budapest100

Budapest100 is a unique organic program mobilizing the entire city which was initiated by OSA Archivum and KÉK in 2011. The civil festival celebrating the one-hundred-year-old buildings of Budapest organized by volunteers, local patriots and townsmen. Its ultimate goal is to start a tradition and to draw our attention to the buildings surrounding us and the human values that are around us every day. The program is a civil urban festival which has an outstanding community building effect by bringing people of different social background and generations closer. Volunteering plays a key role in Budapest100. Apart from participating buildings, over 2000 volunteers participate in the event and it is our volunteers who, by creatively helping to implement the colorful programs and devoting their energies to organization, make the festival a successful event.

In 2013 the festival was awarded as the “Most beautiful city even” by the German Lebendige Stadt Stiftung. In 2010 the festival won the proce of the “Volunteer Program of the Year” in Hungary. The Guardian also praised the event as one of best cultural events of Europe.

Éva Tornyánszki

Éva Tornyánszki

Design manager, co-founder also member of the board of Kultúrgorilla. Her favorite fields in design are smart city projects, social innovation startegies, low tech design and food design at the crossroads of sustainability and experience. Currently she works as a Head of Research and Education at Design Terminal. She is also one of the founding members and advisor of Budapest100 civil urban festival.

Gabi Nagy

Gábor Fehér

Gábor Fehér

He studied art history and cultural industries at the ELTE and BME and was also a student of Freie Universität Berlin in 2013. He was affiliated with the artist collective Space Detournement Working Group and took part in Budapest100 as a volunteer and later as a research coordinator. He has been part of the organizing team of the Film Days since 2014.

Gergely Kiss

Gergely Kiss

Architect, urbanist, foreverstudent. In 2007 as a second-year architect student at Budapest University of Technology and Economics he started volunteering for KÉK as a photographer, bartender, helping activist. From 2010 he became the curator of Urban Walks. In 2011 he coordinated the connecting tours of the launching Budapest100 program in 2012 he was the project manager of the whole event. Currently he is working as an architect and doing a Master’s degree program of architecture in Basel. His mission is to intensify the general architectural interest for the public and to improve solutions for social problems realising projects based on community work.

Júlia Ránki

Miklós Tamási

Monika Kertész

Monika Kertész

Founding member and curator of KÉK, she participates in its activities from the begining 2005. Educated as a cultural manager, interior designer and financial accountant. In KÉK she primarily coordinates the Budapest100, Pecha Kucha Night and is heading the Community gardens program and responsible for the operational management of the Foundation. With her organizational, financial and problem-solving skills she leading KÉK’s operative functioning. She regards social and environmental issues as inherently interrelated, and believes that active local communities may bring about fundamental changes in Hungary, while they learn about cooperation, solidarity and new forms of trust.

Nóra Somlyódy

Nóra Somlyódy

Independent journalist. She studied English and Communications at the Pécs University and received a master’s degree in history at Central European University (CEU) in 2001. She edited the online architecture journal www.epiteszforum.hu between 2004 and 2006. From 2004 on she has been publishing investigative reports on urban development issues and Hungarian cultural politics. Between 2006 and 2010 she was co-worker of the political-cultural weekly Magyar Narancs. She is author of the investigative book on the 2010 capital of culture program in Pécs („A Balkán kapuja? - “The Gate of Balkans?” Budapest, Kalligram, 2010). From 2011 she has been an independent journalist. She works as the coordinator of SozialMarie, a Central-European programme supporting social innovations, launched by the private foundation Unruhe. Presently she lives in Finland with her family.

Zsuzsanna Horváth

Zsuzsanna Horváth

After graduating in 2011 from Pázmány Péter Catholic University as art historian her main area of interest remain 19th-20th century Hungarian architecture. She’s been an active member of Budapest100 since 2013 as volunteer, zone coordinator then project coordinator. Budapest100 gives a perfect glimpse of her relation with „old buildings”: she believes in filling them with life. Besides Budapest100 she’s a member of an art history club (PÉK –Pázmányos Építészettörténészek Klubja), leads city tours and gives lectures mainly about our 100-year-old built treasures.

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