Eszter Bircsák (AiR 351 resident) and Maxim Dedushkov presented their summer school, HOLIS. This private brunch was organized for circa 20 invited guests from different backgrounds selected by AiR 351 in order to potentially pair with the project presented. One of the main outcomes of this was that following this initiative HOLIS created a partnership with CLARA, Centre for Rural Future and held a campus in Portugal, Alentejo, CLARA´s headquarters, for the first time.
Holis is an educational experiment to foster innovation through interdisciplinary education. Every year we bring students from a wide range of disciplines together to work on social innovation projects with the support of outstanding team leaders.
Eszter Bircsák is a curator and cultural mediator who is interested in CEE regional creative industry and local movements. She is the co-founder of MER, a regional design and lifestyle brand, REPLYtoALL, an art and tech initiative, and one of the founders of the Kitchen Budapest medialab. Previously she worked as a gallery assistant at Trafó Gallery and she is the former head of the Székesfehérvár St. Stephen King Museum’s Fine Art Department. She graduated with a degree in Art History and Hungarian language and literature philology.