Erzsébet Hosszu

MOME Innovation Centre Social Design Hub

Erzsébet Hosszu is a PhD candidate, architect, researcher at the Institute of Advanced Studies since 2021 and at the MOME Innovation Centre since 2023. She graduated as an architect at MOME in 2015 and has been a PhD student at the Doctoral School since 2020. She is currently working on socially sensitive research at the Social Design Hub and leads  courses on R&D and design methodology at the Institute of Architecture. Since 2013 she has been working with young refugees and disadvantaged Hungarians as the founder of Open Doors, where she facilitates creative workshops and design-related projects to develop the creative competences and community building of vulnerable groups.

Complex solutions through designThe universal, inclusive methodology of design has already been discussed by László Moholy-Nagy (“Designing is not a profession but an attitude.” 1947. “Vision in Motion) and Victor Papanek (“All men are designers. All that we do, almost all the time, is design, for design is basic to all human activity.” 1971. Design for the Real World). But how does this fit into everyday life? The aim of this two-hour workshop is to give participants first-hand experience of how interdisciplinary design methodology can be used to solve complex problems. Taking the theme of cultural diversity as a starting point, the workshop will take the group through all stages of the design process, from empathising, through problem mapping, to brainstorming and proposing solutions.