The Blinken OSA has recently formed a teaching cooperation with the Media Design program at the Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Design (MOME), widening the spectrum of earlier teaching courses. In the second year of the new partnership, MA students took part in a special fall course of the 2020/21 academic year.
We are happy to announce that the MOME students have put together an online exhibition based on the projects they had produced during the course.
Initially, the students of the fall semester could personally take part in the archival creative process, study original documents onsite, and were inspired in an authentic archival environment.
In the introductory chapter of the online exhibition, the project is described:
“In the autumn term of the academic year 2020/21, we devoted the design assignment of first-year students of the Media Design master’s program to the ‘Archives’ topic and the cooperation with the Blinken OSA, in order for students to interpret the period of the Cold War, which is difficult to approach and burdened with taboos, through a research process based on authentic sources.”
During the course, theory-focused seminars were followed by practical workshops where “students started independent project development led by János Szirtes and Kálmán Tarr, to create informative and authentic visual contents by observing and creatively interpreting the materials of the Archives.”
After a half-year creative process, we can see intriguing interpretations, creative solutions; the theory-based practice was complemented with original archival research, and this is well-represented in the online exhibition.
You can find the exhibition: https://hiddenlayers.osaarchivum.org/