KÉK – Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre launched the festival in 2007 to bring the most important questions of contemporary architecture, design and urbanism closer to the wider public – through the medium of film. Since then, we learned that the films we detected or received to our calls have more power than this: they reveal viewpoints, approaches and layers of the built environment that help us looking at the surrounding city in different ways. That help us to perceive the problems and shortcomings of urban life and explore the untapped opportunities of urban space, society and communities. One of the most important objectives of the festival is to stimulate and empower us to take action for a better urban environment.
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.
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.
Architect, graduated from Vitus Bering UC Denmark in 2004 and Budapest University of Technology in 2008. In 2010 she co-founded her architecture and design studio Nanavízió. In her free time she is a Member of the Board of Izabella Street Gallery and Street Art for Housewives Organisation. Noémi took part in KÉK’s programs as an enthusiastic activist and bartender at KÉK’s former venues in Nefelejcs Street and Szervita Square, and since 2011 she is a curator of KÉK and Budapest Architecture Film Days.