MOME Transferlab

Human Diversity

About the project

What does it mean to live with disability? What does it mean for an individual, and what does it mean for a community, or for a society? What attitude and what kind of tools are needed for a society, where not only a small minority of people live with various disabilities, to become a community that is integral, able to have empathy and practice solidarity? What is the “micropolitics” of disability that goes beyond state legislation and legal practice? In other words, what is the discourse of hierarchies that are coded into the everyday language use and communication processes? In this discourse, where is the place, and what is the responsibility of designers?

In the coursework, with both the tools of graphic design and in a broader sense with the tools of design, we attempted to follow or realize social visions that give constructive answers for the questions above by developing exemplary communicative situations that can serve as models. Our axiom was the following: disability is not only the individual’s problem, it is neither merely a physical, a physiological challenge, but rather a phenomenon of social psychology. Thus, responsible experts of visual communication cannot be indifferent to how these collective psychological contents are expressed, and how these can be invited into a dialogue. We started this work in the frame of a class with the involvement of experts and supporting organizations.



MOME Graphic Design Department, National Institute for the Blind

Faculty, lecturers:

Dóra Dobi, Balázs Vargha, Bálint Veres, Dániel Csángó, Dr. Orsolya Mikola, Kamilla Mihály


Zsófia Arany, Dániel Almássy, Dániel Dublecz, Fruzsina Ferenczi, Viktor Horváth, László Korcsmáros, Bettina Krix, Diána Lajos, Viktória Olteán, Barnabás Róth, Huba Szatmári, Júlia Szekeres, Boldizsár Tóth, János Hunor Vári, Daniella Vörösmarti