Kitchen Budapest is turning ten this year.
We are celebrating a decade of activity with a series of events between June 22—23.
Over the past 10 years, KiBu has grown from an experiential media lab to an open innovation factory that still keeps up to its founding values of teamwork, interdisciplinarity and sharing knowledge. We connect creative communities, innovation ecosystems and the past with future stories.
Demo Day is a regular showcase event at KiBu. Two times a year we open an application for early stage ideas, from which the most viable concepts enter the mentor program. Scope of the ideas is unrestricted, typically including robotics, AR/VR technologies, IoT, DIY media, game design, AI, neural networks, big data. The educational program is one of the main features of KiBu, targeting the next generation of digital innovators, creatives and technologists. The outputs (prototypes, softwares) are pitched and showcased at the end of each semester, making Demo Day a singular event for exploring new tech-savvy ideas firsthand.
PechaKucha Night KIBU10 Alumni@Akvárium Klub
Friday, June 23, 8-10pm
Akvárium Klub (Small Hall), 12 Erzsébet square
PechaKucha is the global format of concise (20 sec x 20 slide) presentations. The local series runs its next edition on former & present Kibuists. As a special feature, between the two blocks of PK-styled talks, a 30-minute keynote speech by Martijn de Waal (NL) will underline the connection between hacker culture and urban design.
8:00 - 8:15 pm welcome speech: Christopher Mattheisen (CEO, Magyar Telekom), Somlai-Fischer Ádám (Principal Artist and Co-Founder, Prezi), Varga Judit (director, KiBu)
8:15 pm - Pecha Kucha Night I. etap 6'40" x talk
1, Bujdosó Attila (architect, researcher, cultural broker)
2, Gina Hara (artistic director, Technoculture, Art and Games Research Centre, Montreal, Canada)
3, Hajdu Gáspár (A/VRCHITECT, founder of XORXOR)
4, Gálik Györgyi (innovation designer, Ph.D., Innovation Design Engineering, Royal College of Art and design researcher @Future Cities Catapult), London, UK
8:45 pm - Keynote 30'
Martijn de Waal (NL), Researcher Urban Media & Citizen Empowerment (Hogeschool van Amsterdam), co-founder of The Mobile City
9:15 - 9:45 pm - Break
9:45 pm - Pecha Kucha Night II. etap 6'40" x talk
5, Feles Dániel (product designer)
6, Boros Judit (designer, researcher)
7, Ravasz Jonathan (designer, Unity)
8, Sztojánovits Andrea (artist) & Domonkos Varga (MTA SZTAKI) mathematician
9, Ferenczi Bálint (UX designer)
The Hackable City
Over the last decade or so, in medialabs around the world a new kind of hacker culture has emerged: one that is about the playful appropriation of technologies towards a common or public good. Most recently, this hacker-ethic has found its way in the wholly new territory of urban design. Through an analysis of many international examples, in this lecture Martijn de Waal will discuss how the design processes of cities can be 'hacked' with the use of digital media, turning urban planning into collaborative citymaking.
KiBu10 Party Night!@Akvárium Klub
Friday, June 23, 11pm-4am
Akvárium Klub (Small Hall), 12 Erzsébet square
Party Night! is a sheer celebration of togetherness via networking, music and rave. Join us to make new acquaintances, reunite with old peers or enjoy the good vibe brought to you by the international DJs.
23:00 - 01:00 DJ Achab
01:00 - 03:00 Legowelt
03:00 - 05:00 Imre Kiss
There is no one like Legowelt. His vast musical output spans many different worlds – some real, some imagined - and does so in a unique and captivating fashion that keeps listeners enthralled. Since first emerging in the early nineties as a key part of the Dutch West Coast scene and Intergalactic FM family, he has become a core member of that crew who takes inspiration from Detroit and Chicago pioneers but also fantasy films and sci-fi culture, and is nowadays a modern day techno pin-up in his own rite.
Perenially fascinated by old and battered noise-making machines, his dizzying output is defined by analogue textures and classic values as well as an ever-roaming sense of sonic investigation that veers from techno to freaky house deepness via old school acid. A producer with a rare sense of humor, Legowelt’s productions come thick and fast but always retain high levels of quality assurance.
Imre Kiss’ hazy, spectral sound came to fruition on the Raw Energy EP, a five-track collection of Hague-inspired techno, drifting ambient and druggy slow-slung house music released in 2014 by the London based Lobster Theremin. A split released followed in the same year on the Slovakian Proto Sites imprint sees him diving into the murkier side of breakbeat and experimental techno. Having fostered these ideas on his debut tape album The Midnight Wave released by the Hungarian Farbwechsel records and re-issued on vinyl by Lobster Theremin. With his latest release 'Overthrown' Imre returns with a rough and overdriven in-the-dance EP. Imre’s honed live and DJ work is becoming highly revered due to his spaced-out ambient excursions and full-on club sets.
DJ Achab borrows his nickname from legendary phrase used by cult figure of Slovak working class underground. Before he moved to Budapest, Achab was responsible for throwing one of the most acclaimed parties in local scene, called Counterpoint. With his fellow comrades Naďa and Kabal he fought generic boredom which started to prevail in local clubs. His weapons include finest selection of house, acid, techno, electro and EBM regardless of their age. Achab is not afraid to mix new stuff with old and his careful selection doesn't miss that soft touch which every proper DJ must have. Achab knows what he does and if you are already into his DJ sets, you know what I am talking about. Enter the void.