15 Years Tranzit

Categories: exhibition installation
Women's Department of the Baden-Württemberg Chamber of Architects
12.12.2005 – 20.12.2005
Baden-Württemberg Chamber of Architects, www.epiteszforum.hu
Financial support:
Hungarofest Kht., National Housing and Construction Bureau, The Municipality of Budapest, Hungarian University of Crafts and Design, Hungarian Architect Chamber, "For the Development of Building" Foundation, Budapest Architect Chamber, Baden-Württemberg Chamber of Architects Stuttgart, Freiburg Women's Department of the Baden-Württemberg Chamber of Architects
-- videoinstallation concept and realization: Enikő Orosz, Erika Katalina Pásztor
-- architectural curators: Ágnes Koncz (Freiburg), Mihály Vargha (Budapest)
-- exhibition concept: www.epiteszforum.hu in cooperation with the Freiburg Women's Department of the Baden-Württemberg Chamber of Architects
-- technical realization, programming: Attila Dröszler (architectforum.hu)
-- web: Emil Molnár
-- Contributors in filming and editing: Gábor Medvigy, Anita Sárosi, József Tasnádi

15 years tranzit presents contemporary Hungarian architecture within a special framework. It is actually a qualitative survey of the local designers’ world; an audiovisual sociology (interviews with 27 leading architects and presenting 13 projects during 70 minutes) projected on three large spatial video screens. We wanted to show the personal face of the architects not only their "products". We asked them at the beginning of the interviews: how do you feel yourself in this world? Considering the work, all of them went into different directions, but all talked about personal situations (family, lifestyle, working-hours, etc.) as well. All of them photographed in the same view (total, in the middle of the screen), which has a litte bit of an alienating effect while emphasizing the survey-content.
The project is consciously low-butget. It is a kind of reflection on big, rich and expensive media business, transforming content and culture. We were like culture-pirates doing everything on our own. We designed the exhibition to travel, we were conscious about portability. (Erika Katalina Pásztor)

Hungary's entry to the EU in May 2004 urged us, German architects to look beyond the borders to get to know the new member and its architecture. During the political and economic changes of the 1990's Hungarian architecture has undergone a major change as well. We intend to show a more or less concise view of these recent trends with projects that received various awards in the last years. The Freiburg Women's Department has a strong aim to publish material on women architects and their work. This aspect was especially considered in the selection of an equal number of men and women from our colleagues. We also hope that this exhibition enables the establishment of new connections by extending our view on the newly extended Europe. (Women's Department, Baden-Württemberg Chamber of Architects)