Festival for Playful Public Spaces


Site-Specific Games and Post-Socialist Spaces


Format: Talk

  • August 12, 2012 12:30 – 13:00

Samu Szemerey (HU)


Samu Szemerey is an architect interested in design as inquiry. His work investigates the relationship of contemporary culture, accessible technology and the human environment, and the innovative roles architecture can play in these and other social issues. He is a licensed architect in Hungary, an active member of professional organizations, and is regularly invited as lecturer and consultant. He has been participant, tutor and director of numerous workshops, research projects and public programs. Between 2003 and 2006 he worked as editor of the magazine epiteszforum.hu (architect's forum). He was coordinator of the Hungarian pavilion for the 10th Venice Architecture Biennale in 2006. Between 2008 and 2010 he lived and worked in New York as a Fulbright Fellow. Special interests: post socialist urban development, housing estates as cultural constructs, landscape infrastructures, urban systems, design research, gardens, caf├ęs and showroom dummies. He is currently based in Budapest.