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Piac
A market for every disctrict
19.03.2011.

Piac

A market for every district was an international symposia organized from the joint effort of teachers, community activists, local NGOs and artists, including members of Kincsünk A PIAC and the Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre. The event aimed to connect local, regional and international organizations engaged in the development and enhancement of urban food markets, in assisting local producers, and in informing consumers, thus promoting more sustainable food chains and more inclusive, equitable and lively urban food markets.

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.

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