Researcher, Head of Social Design HUB at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design’s Innovation Centre
Dr. Bori Fehér is an architect, social designer focused on resilience and sustainability. She is the Head of Social Design HUB at MOME Innovation Centre, where for more than a decade now she facilitates students and researchers in social, eco and humanitarian design projects, works with underprivileged communities on the rural periphery of Hungary.
She defended her doctorate with distinction in 2020: Resilient Communities – Opportunities of Social Design.
Since 2014 she is a Visiting Scholar at the Maryland Institute College of Art Center for Social Design in Baltimore, USA. Previously Bori worked as an architect in New York and for Architecture for Humanity. The past decade she gave lectures about her work at various places: RISD, New York Design Week, Pratt Institute, Willem de Kooning Academie Rotterdam, What Design Can Do Conference, Royal College or Art just to name a few.
In 2019 Bori received the prestigious Millenium Award from the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office, since 2016 she is a TEDxDanubia Fellow. She is the Co-Chair and Co-Founder of the internationally unique Social Design Network.
Social Design and Local Communities – A case study of an experimental social design project.
Dr. Bori Fehér will share case studies of experimental social design research projects developed at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest, which aim are to create a field based design intervention methodology in the rural countryside of Hungary in collaboration with local deprived communities and local NGOs. As László Moholy-Nagy said, ‘Design is not a profession, but an attitude. The approaches we use, the intentions we come with and how we work together with local communities matter. This lecture is about highlighting the most important pathways in creating meaningful, impactful social design projects.