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International interdisciplinary summer school

10 - 19 August 2018

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 real projects with the support of outstanding team leaders.



HOLIS is organised by CODEC, the Co-Design Collaborative in cooperation with Sobole Foundation. Our partners are Dedushkov and Flowers for Slovakia.

Eszter Bircsák

Eszter 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.

Maxim Dedushkov

Maxim is a design expert and strategic designer. Maxim has been part of the design scene since 2008. He is the co-founder of Hello Wood, an international wood workshop and festival, founder of HOLIS, a holistic design summer university, founder of MOME line, the design agency of the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, founder of MOME ID, a user interface course, co-founder of Dedushkov, an innovation strategy and holistic design firm, founding member of CODEC, the Contemporary Design Collaborative and the driving force behind the Budapest Design Meetup. He was involved as a creative director in several projects of graphic design, industrial design, architecture, animation and media. Currently he is a PhD researcher and his topic is design driven interdisciplinary collaborative networks.

Zsófia Szatmári-Margitai

I am a design strategist, thinker and researcher. I have a broad interdisciplinary knowledge and deep critical thinking that I can apply in various problem-settings. I have the ability to cooperate and collaborate within different kinds of groups. I also like to deal with unknown challenges in creative (design) processes with a set of special skills from business and design fields.




Maxim Dedushkov