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Workshop at Lift15: Social Design Cookbook

I led a workshop at the prestigious Lift Conference 2015 entitled Social Design Cookbook as part of The Format Project.

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Photo courtesy of Giorgio Pauletto

At the workshop participants “cooked” new collaborative-cooperative formats. Necessary “ingredients” were provided and participants were guided through the creation of such formats with a focus on their success, sustainability and replicability.

Balint Ferenczi was facilitating the workshop along with me.


Social Design Cookbook, or recipes of community collaboration

Kitchen Budapest will host an event at Budapest Design Week where I will give a 45-minutes talk about the current state of The Format Project:

Social Design Cookbook, or recipes of community collaboration

What do TEDx, Wikipedia, Critical Mass or the Night of Museums have in common? Research conducted by Kitchen Budapest under the title “Format Project” examines and presents popular formats of collaboration and operating models. A presentation delivered by Attila Bujdosó addresses how these formats are brought about, how they operate, become repeatable, applicable and successful, and why their spread is so viral, irrespective of professional, social and geographical borders. The invited contributors will tell about how they direct or organise the lives of communities in Budapest around a format. Participants of the event will have the first chance to gain insight in the latest project research results, which is why Kitchen Budapest primarily expects participants who are interested in the way communities operate, cultural projects are managed and who are attracted to social innovation.

The event will host talks of mine and invited speakers by  Marietta Le (, Miklós Tamási ( and Gabi Kun (, TBC) and a short roundtable discussion after the talks. All in Hungarian.

Lightning talk at Redefine Conference

I feel honored to talk next Friday at Redefine conference ogranised and hosted by in Budapest.


In my talk I will present two projects that deal with designing infrastructures for human cooperation. The first one — The Format Project — studies cultural formats of cooperation. The other one is a more practical, production-oriented approach of designing a new technological protocol for collaboration — How does a research, concluded from a more cultural perspective, inform the design of a technological solution?

I think this conference will contribute so much to the Budapest design scene. I am as excited as I was in 2006 before the Re: Activism conference where Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, Creative Commons founder Lawrence Lessig and Yale (now Harvard) professor Yochai Benkler were in present.

I can’t wait to hear

THE LINEUP IS REALLY-REALLY AWESOME so if you haven’t purchased your ticket yet, do get it now!

My TEDx talk now online (in Hungarian)

In May, I gave a talk at TEDx Danubia on the ongoing research project, The Format Project, on replicable formats of cooperation. You can watch it now online, too:

Talk at Community Managers Breakfast

I was invited by Janos Torok, a startupper friend at Piqniq, to give a talk about my community building activities. I will talk (probably in Hungarian) about one of my favourite topics: motivation architecture.

When: Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 8:00 AM
Where: Pulilab Kft. Andrassy ut 2. , Budapest (map)



As part of The Format Project I lead a workshop next week entitled ‘Technology of Collaboration’. As a satellite program of Singularity University Summit Europe the workshop explores replicable collaborative practices: Kitchen Budapest recently launched The Format Project which aims to collect, study and present a … Continue reading

UrbanIxD workshop in Split, Croatia

Last week I was invited to participate the UrbanIxD Advisory Board Workshop that run parallel to UrbanIxD Summer School. With talks of Liam Young lecturer at Princeton and AA, Susa Pop director of Media Facades Festival 2010, Andrew Shoben and Platforma 9,81’s Dinko Peračić, the event was a good opportunity to meet and network with people interested in the field of urban interaction design.

Why I particularly enjoyed being present at the event is that urban interaction design  concerns interaction between people and urban technologies, to which, in my interpretation, politics and social decision making processes and more broadly social co-existence and collaboration belong.

I made some notes of the event here, I published them below so you can take a look if interested.