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CUP4Creativity Zoom-in #1 - Imagining the Adaptér

Event at the future Adaptér
In this first Zoom-in for the UIA project CUP4Creativity, Levente Polyak visits a pop-up event in the future Adaptér, to learn about the art & tech center under construction in the heart of Újbuda, Budapest's 11th district.

CUP4Creativity builds on the district’s current dynamic as a new cultural centre, by generating new connections between cultural producers, artists, creatives, technology initiatives, businesses and residents. One of the key objectives of CUP4Creativity is the establishment of a new cultural institution, Adaptér (a wordplay connecting “adaptation” and “space”) to bring together art and technology in a user-friendly manner. This new institution will act as an entry point to the local cultural and technology ecosystems, positioned as a hub in a broader network of spaces, a kind of a “decentralised FabLab” at the neighbourhood scale.

For this first episode of the CUP4Creativity podcast, UIA expert Levente Polyák visited the future Adaptér and met some of the project’s protagonists to explore the perspectives of this new culture and technology venue, the ways it will connect with existing initiatives and spaces and the activities leading to the renovation and opening of the new institution. In the podcast, Barbara Szij (VALYO) tells about the role of temporary events leading up to the opening of Adaptér (3'30"), Bálint Köves (KÉK) explains the cultural and economic context in which the venue is situated (8'45"), while Andrea Kovács (Let it Be! art agency) reveals plans for the cultural programming of Adaptér (12'25").

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