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conZerve?
International conference
2006.09.29-30

conZerve?

The international conference "conZerve?", was initiated to advance the professional discourse on industrial monuments and heritage.

The conference, putting Hungarian experts in touch with renowned international lecturers, was a unique event in the field of redevelopment of industrial monuments in Hungary.

In the course of lectures and round-table discussions experts on monument preservation, architects, urban and real estate developers and cultural workers were seeking for the responses to the most current questions of preservation and development. The professional programme was completed by two photography exhibitions, film projections, dance performance, reception dinner and urban exploration walks.

Levente Polyák

Levente Polyák

Researcher and urban planner. He studied architecture, urbanism, sociology and art theory in Budapest and Paris, and he was lecturer at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, the Budapest University of Technology and the Technische Universität Wien, where he taught urban studies and architectural theory. Levente has worked on urban projects for the New York, Paris, Vienna, Budapest and Pécs municipalities, and as member of the KÉK – Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre, he has organized conferences, festivals and exhibitions dealing with various contemporary urban and architectural phenomena. He was visiting fellow at Columbia University in New York City and at Orange Labs and the École d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais in Paris. He is a doctoral candidate at the Central European University. In the past years, he has been working on Lakatlan, a research and advocacy program examining policies and methods of temporary use and revitalization of abandoned urban properties.

Timea Csaba

Timea Csaba

Architect, urban designer, dancer. Graduated from the University of Applied Arts Vienna and TU Budapest. Speaking four languages and actively engaged in three fields, Timea defines herself as a mediator between cultures and disciplines. Her main focus is movement strategies: let it be a large scale urban migration or composing the smallest detail of a wrist turn. She is a founding member and curator of KÉK and was its first coordinator, launching programmes such as “Urban Walks” and “Bubbles from Japan”. Currently working in Vienna and remains a member of KÉK's Curatorial Board.

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