Hello Wood 2013 CLOSER!

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Polish Moomoo, selected into the group of 30 best young architect offices in the world by Wallpaper Magazine, is one of those European offices delegating designers to join Hello Wood creative camp in Hungary’s Csórompuszta as workshop leaders.

Monday 15 July — Sunday 21 July 2013

Csórompuszta

Cutting-edge design and architecture camp addresses 21st century community-building

Hello Wood 2013 CLOSER! starts on the 15th July near west Hungary’s Lake Balaton

Polish Moomoo, selected into the group of 30 best young architect offices in the world by Wallpaper Magazine, is one of those European offices delegating designers to join Hello Wood creative camp in Hungary’s Csórompuszta as workshop leaders.

A few word about Momoo Architects:

As the only one office from Poland Momoo has been awarded as one of 30 best young architects office in the world. ARCHITECTS DIRECTORY WALLPAPER 2009 

All designs in the office are prepared in cooperation with qualified professionals. International experience allows us to develop private, commercial or housing projects in Poland and abroad.

More: moomoo.pl

The buzzword for participating Spanish, Polish, German, Austrian and Hungarian architects this year is CLOSER! Last year Hello Wood made installations for small, deprived Hungarian villages to add value to the lives of local communities with the tools of design and architecture. The social architectural interventions made an attempt to help community life. Some installations soothed local tensions, some helped to form a positive local identity. In 2013 the organizers would like to further investigate how architects and designers can take part in community building, how the relationship between people, nature and built environment can make a “step closer” with the tools of design and architecture.

Sky, wind, music, fire, bar, table: some of the things that play a role in the cohesion of communities - say the workshop leaders of Hello Wood this year. Two of them Lukasz Pastuszka and Jakub Majewski from  Moomoo office think that the biggest challenge in our lives is that globalization, the digital world and accelerated life made us forget ‘easy life’. The goal is to find our way back to our senses. With their project, titled Senses - Levels - People, their aim is to create a space that will focus on interaction of people and nature, a place that will make the senses more clear, visible and intense.

Besides the polish creatives some 10 further workshops will be held at Hello Wood, the design event with festival atmosphere. All workshops will be led by cutting edge designers and architects. Enrique Soriano and Pep Tornabell from CODA architect office Barcelona, Holger Alpermann from the University of the Arts Berlin (UDK), Bence Pap from the University of Applied Arts Vienna (Universität für Angewandte Kunst) and Oliver Sales British architect, Áron Losonczi, the inventor of see-through concrete Litracon and Bence Turányi of t2a architects office, the sculptor Gábor Miklós Szőke who is also known for his extravagant allures, Tibor Dékány, Ádám Hatvani and Dia Harcsa from Sporaarchitects office, Béla Gál, Zsolt Frikker and Áron Vass-Eysen, András Cseh and Bálint Veres, Nándor Nagy and Bulcsú Szabó - and this year Gábor Zobóki DLA habil. architect builder of Budapests famous Palace of the Arts also joins the creative camp as a workshop leader with one of his architect colleagues András Csiszér from the Zobóki-Demeter Architectoffice.

The organizers Péter Pozsár (curator), Maxim Bakos (director), András Huszár and Dávid Ráday (creative directors) anticipate creations that bring us ‘one step closer’. They point out the indispensability of touching points, the irreplaceability of personal contact. The creations can be inventions that bring old and young, or man and woman together. The installations can emphasize the particular relation between the artificial environment and its creators, or the creations can have an effect on - so far passive - spectators to take up an active role in the relationship of man and nature.

Hello Wood continues to play an important role in the young people’s lives who work at the workshops with the helping guidance of their mentors. The participants were chosen by the organizers from all around the world with an application process. Before the creative camp Wood Junior, a camp for children, takes place, and after the art camp in West Hungary, Hello Wood moves to Sziget Festival and Budapest Design Week.

Hello Wood is a multicultural, multidisciplinary art program. It is most known for its one week long creative camp in the summer, where the well-known and acknowledged professionals and artists share their knowledge and experience with talented young people. The installations created in the camp have two things in common: they are mostly made of wood and social engagement intertwining with art is essential part of it. Hello Wood integrates scientific and artistic areas, builds community and searches talent. It not only brings students and teachers together overreaching country borders but also connects everyday people with the creating designers.

The wood material for Hello Wood is provided by Jaf Holz Ungarn Ltd. since 2010. The key sponsor of Hello Wood is Design Terminál.

Events:

Wood Junior: 2013 1-6 July (for children of age 15-18), 2013 8-13 July (for children of age 9-14)
Hello Wood creative camp: 2013 15-21 July
Hello Wood at Sziget: 2013 5-12 August
Design Week Budapest: 2013 27 September- 6 October
Photo selection:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hellowood123/sets/72157633569182964/

Videos:
https://vimeo.com/66456608
https://vimeo.com/55547841

Press office: Nóra Vásony @ Zerocom +3630/5503192 and Kata Harmati @ Zerocom +3630/5449433

Hello Wood official web-page: www.hellowood.eu - Facebook page
Main organizer: Hello Wood Ltd. Director: Maxim Bakos, Manager, Hello Wood Ltd. Curator: Péter Pozsár, architect at Reflekt Studio, lecturer at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest Creative Directors: András Huszár and Dávid Ráday Project Manager: Orsi Janota Office Manager: Nikoletta Lakatos
Advisory Board:  Krisztina Árvai-Nagy, Károly Gerendai, Rita Mária Halasi, Leena Pasanen, Mihály Ráday
Key sponsors: Design Terminál, Jaf Holz Ungarn Ltd.
Sponsors: Accounting Solutions Ltd., Bird and Bird, Bosch, Cypress, DHL Supply Chain, Häfele, Netherlands Embassy in Budapest, Polish Institute Budapest, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest, Remmers, Sió, Sziget, Zerocom
Partners: Mome line - design works, Reflekt,  Proud, DEMO, The Budapest Design Meetup
Mediapartners: Designeast, építészfórum, hg.hu, Kultúrpart, LIBRI Média, Magyar Asztalos, Octogon, Origo, Trendguide, WeLoveBalaton