MOME TransferLab (2012-2019) is an interdisciplinary incubator of Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design for experts and students to collaborate on projects that strengthen social cohesion.
Since 2014, the main profile of the Lab has been to effect, promote, initiate and teach design activities that enhance the social visibility, the self-determination and integration of those living with disabilities. As a research, design and educational platform, the Lab is a significant hub, a think tank of equal opportunities design in Hungary keeping continuous contact with the relevant social and rehabilitation institutions, educational institutions, advocacy organizations, with partners in the creative industry and independent experts.
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?
Where is the place and what is the responsibility of the designer and the artist in this process? The project seeks answers for the above questions in the framework of lectures, film screenings, designer workshops, exhibitions, university coursework in close collaboration with the affected and their representing organizations.
The Lab has also been part of a number of other exhibitions, events and workshops as an organizer or as a participant.