Facing Societal Challenges through the Power of ArtsThe first project year of the H2020 AMASS project has ended successfully. An online research symposium with the participation of Corvinus researchers has been held to discuss the learnings of the first stage of the project.
The first project year of the H2020 AMASS project has ended successfully. An online research symposium with the participation of Corvinus researchers has been held to discuss the learnings of the first stage of the project.
AMASS – Acting on the Margins: Arts as Social Sculpture (AMASS), a HORIZON 2020 project of the Socioeconomic and Cultural Transformations in the Context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution program of the EU has reached the end of its first project year. At a stock-taking, online research symposium hosted by the Corvinus University team, project participants from prestigious universities of seven countries shared their first results.
The core theme, facing societal challenges through the power of the arts, was the focus of the presentations of Prof. Dr. Andrea Kárpáti, project coordinator for Hungary, head of the Visual Culture Research Group at the Institute of Communication and Sociology, and Zsófia Somogyi-Rohonczy, museum educator at Ludwig Museum and research assistant of the Hungarian project. Successful mentoring courses for teachers of disadvantaged students at the partner institutions of Corvinus University: the Ludwig Museum Budapest and the Museum of Fine Arts / Hungarian National Gallery were held, and the Ludwig Museum team has started cultural immersion programs for students of two schools for children and youth facing learning difficulties and physical challenges.
The Roma Cultural Influencer Training Program will be launched in September again, as an accredited training course. Media specialists of the Institute of Communication and Sociology, Dr. Ágnes Veszelszki, Dr. Eszter Deli, Dr. Lajos Kovács and Márton Rétváry will continue training 15 girls and young women of the Hungarian Roma community in social media and support them in the establishment of media channels representing their cultural heritage or showcase their businesses grounded in this culture. Prof. Dr. Petra Aczél, senior investigator of the H2020 project, will continue to provide theoretical foundations for the course. The future cultural influencers have been received with considerable interest in Hungary, with more than 20 media appearances, and international reputation through publications in research journals.