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Tálaló
Public debates
03.2009. - 11.2010.

Tálaló

KÉK was organising a series of constructive while provocative debates on the latest issues of the profession inviting decision makers and officials in charge to express their views and thus provide opportunity for an open public debate. These debates involved larger public investments, and urban development projects. So far we have discussed the following projects: the City Hall, Castle development, Design Terminal, 7th district, CET- investment of the public warehouses, Székesfehérvár – national memorial site, Corvin Promenade, European Capital of Culture 2010 – Pécs.

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.

Samu Szemerey

Samu Szemerey

Architect and urbanist interested in design as inquiry. His works investigate the relationship of contemporary culture, accessible technology and the human environment. He is a founding member and curator of KÉK Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Center. He has taught, published and lectured internationally. As a consultant and strategist he works with cities, institutions and private clients. He has directed workshops, research projects and curated exhibitions and public programs. From 2014 he also works with Design Terminal as advisor in urbanism. His ongoing PhD research focuses on networked technologies in urban space. He is based in Budapest.

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