Best in Design judge 2023
Category Service Design
Dr BORI FEHÉR is a social designer and design strategist focused on resilience and sustainability. Bori currently is the head of Social Design Hub at MOME Innovation Center (Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest), where for more than a decade now she facilitates students and researchers in social, eco and humanitarian design practice-based research projects. Her research focuses on the climate crisis and its relations to social resilience with a special focus on underprivileged communities on the rural periphery. Her doctorate that she defended with distinction focused on Resilient Communities – Opportunities of Social Design.
She is the Co-Chair of the international Social Design Network that she co-founded in 2020.
Since 2014 Bori is a Visiting Scholar at the Maryland Institute College of Art Center for Social Design in Baltimore, USA. She has a background in architecture and previously she practiced it in New York, USA. The past decade she gave lectures and workshops about her work at various institutions: Service Design Days Barcelona, RISD, New York Design Week, Pratt Institute, Het Nieuwe Institut, Willem de Kooning Academie Rotterdam, What Design Can Do Conferences, Royal College or Art just to name a few. In 2019 Bori received the Millenium Award from the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office, since 2016 she is a TEDxDanubia Fellow.
„By looking at existing processes through the service design lens, we can create innovative strategies for engagement that could potentially benefit society and all living things.”