Yuri Landman (NL)
Smári McCarthy (IS)
Attila Bujdoso (HU)
Daniel Grúň (SK)
Jeroen van Loon (NL)
Levente Polyák (HU)
Landman is an experimental builder for a wide range of celebrated artists such as Sonic Youth, Liars, The Dodos, dEUS, Kaki King, etc..
He regularly gives building workshops as well as instant composed ensemble performances with local musicians on festivals in Europe and the US. A mixture of education and participation art as well as a serious focus how to move the borders of what music is. Experimental music combined with other disciplines.
His traveling experience has given him a wide knowledge about differences in musical cultures in different countries and how art funding paradoxally helps an economy and is therefore an important factor in society.
Funding, doing business with different cultures, how not to get cheated with unreliable orgs, how to use education, media, festivals and bands in a win-win structure for everybody instead of the capitalistic right wing stealing from the society, which has caused the global 2009 crisis. Counterculture to the max!
Smári McCarthy is an Icelandic/Irish innovator and information activist. He is executive director of the International Modern Media Institute, a co-founder and board member of the Icelandic Digital Freedoms Society (FSFÍ) and a participant in the Global Swadeshi movement.
He is a founding member of the Icelandic Pirate Party.
Attila Bujdoso is an architect, researcher, social entrepreneur and cultural broker based in Budapest, Hungary. He has worked at Kitchen Budapest new media research lab since 2008, as researcher and lately as senior research supervisor.
He is curator and co-editor of the book 'Subjective Atlas of Hungary', published in 2011. He is curator and founder of Remix Architecture initiative and is a curatorial board member of KÉK – Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre.
Daniel Grúň is art historian, writer and occasional curator. In 2009 he published a book titled Archeology of Art Criticism. Slovak Art of
the 1960s and its Interpretations. In 2010 he won working grant of the Igor Zabel Award for Culture and Theory. Currently he lectures
contemporary and modern art history at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovak Republic.
Jeroen van Loon graduated from Art School of Utrecht in the Netherlands with a Bachelor in Digital Media Design and finished his Master of Arts in Design for Digital Cultures a year later.
For his work he lived offline for two months, refrained from connecting to the World Wide Web, and communicated through his Analogue Blog (2010). Hereby researching the influence of digital technology on his own life, cognitive as well as physical.
Levente Polyák is urbanist, researcher and critic. He studied architecture, urbanism, sociology and art theory in Budapest and Paris, and he has been lecturer at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, the Budapest University of Technology and the Technische Universität Wien, where he teaches urban studies and architectural theory.
Levente has worked on urban projects for the New York, Paris, Budapest and Pécs municipalities and as founding member of the KÉK - Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre, he has organized events and exhibitions dealing with various contemporary urban and architectural phenomena. He is a doctoral candidate at the Central European University. His recent projects are published at
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Krisztina Bódis (HU)
Krisztina Bódis is the head of the Institute of Foreign Languages at Budapest College of Communication and Business. She graduated from Eötvös Loránd University Budapest holding MA degrees in history and English language and literature. She also works as a translator of books and textbooks on tourism, travel and political anthropology. Her main interests are Central Europe as a historical region, symbolic politics and Native American cultures.