Culburb is a cultural acupuncture treatment program that was taking place in the suburbs of Central European capitals. The project used artistic interventions to help and catalyze the development of suburban communities and public spaces, and to understand the landscape and dynamics of agglomeration zones in region’s metropolitan areas.
Culburb has been initiated by CCEA, the Center for Central European Architecture in Prague with partner organizations in Bratislava, Budapest, Ljubljana, Vienna and Warsaw. Five projects have been selected for each location in the agglomerations of these cities in an international call, to be realized until April 2013.
For Budapest, Délegyháza has been selected as a location, coordinated by KÉK Center for Contemporary Architecture. All interventions, documentation and added content are available on the central Culburb website.
With an urban sociology background she worked for 10 years in Budapest 8th district’s urban renewal and social integration projects. Between 2011-2016. project coordinator of KÉK, in Vacant City she was most enthusiastic about working with small communities to support them in finding the needed properties. Member of Valyo City and River Association, currently working on public participation projects of the City of Budapest.
Samu Szemerey is an architect and urbanist specializing on technology, creative industries and the built environment. As a consultant and strategist he works with cities, institutions and private clients. He has directed several workshops, research projects and curated exhibitions and public programs. He has taught, published and lectured internationally. He is a founding member and Director of Content at KÉK Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre and lead expert at Lechner Nonprofit Ltd where he works on developing urban services and coordinating smart city programs in Hungary.