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Visual Culture Research Group


The research group primarily examines how we use visual language in traditional and digital media. We also examine how children, teenagers and adults use visual language. We have developed new teaching methods in the areas of children’s visual language, scientific visualization ability, media competence and the development of image reception. We also collaborate with international partners to look at the content and genres of the visual language of youth subcultures, as well as the methods of supporting young people with social disadvantages and learning difficulties. The development of the most important skill groups in the world of work, the ability group of spatial creation/perception between the ages of 6-18 is crucial for our researchers. The next step is to develop and assess the impact of programmes designed to help boys and girls develop their visual skills in different ways.

Acting on the Margins: Arts as Social Sculpture – AMASS project

Socioeconomic and Cultural Transformations in the Context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution implemented in the framework of the European Union’s HORIZON-2020 programme, is related to the funding theme and aims to develop the skills of young people living with social disadvantages through the arts. The project website contains articles, books and videos that can be downloaded: https://amassproject.weebly.com/

The five Hungarian AMASS research projects were focusing on:

1) Roma Cultural Influencer Training, BCE: Evaluation of media pedagogical innovation with action research and case studies.

2) Development of young people with learning and social disabilities using scientific visualisation methods: school experiment with an ascending system, with pre- and post-measurement (creativity, social outlook, learning motivation) in Jászberény.

3-4.) Development of young people with learning and social disabilities using museum education methods, Hungarian National Gallery and Ludwig Museum: development accompanied by teacher training in an informal learning environment.

5) Preparation of teachers for the development of spatial skills in groups of socially disadvantaged students, National Association of Hungarian Drawing Teachers and GYIK Workshop (Children and Youth Fine Arts Workshop).

Corvinus University of Budapest


Head of Research Center

Somogyi-Rohonczy Zsófia, PhD candidate

Babály Bernadett, PhD

Biró Ildikó, PhD candidate

Klima Gábor doktorjelölt, PhD candidate

Simon Tünde, PhD


Kárpáti, A. (2024). Arts-Based Interventions and Social Change in Europe (p. 254).

Taylor & Francis. (book)

Corvinus University of Budapest


In 2022 our researchers published four Q1, and two Q2-Q3 studies on visual competence development in English and participated on 12 conference presentations and 12 publications in non-indexed but peer-reviewed national journals. One international workshop organized at Corvinus University with (2022).

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Previous partnerships

Charles University, Faculty of Education (Czech Republic)

University of Boras (Sweden)

University of Lappland, Faculty of Art and Design (Finland)

University of Leeds, Faculty of Art and Design (UK)

University of Malta, Faculty of Arts

Szegedi Tudományegyetem, Neveléstudományi Intézet, MTA Képességkutató Csoport

Ludwig Múzeum Budapest

Szépművészeti Múzeum és Magyar Nemzeti Galéria

Magyar Művészeti Akadémia

Magyar Rajztanárok Országos Egyesülete

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