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Startup Safari will be back in Budapest April 2019 covering every hot trend and startup coming to you from Hungary.
3 Days. 300 + Programs. 70+ Venues. 5000+ Participants.
Investors, techies, and innovation enthusiasts will want to be there for three days of presentations, workshops, networking, and fun in beautiful Budapest.
Read on for what went down at Budapest Startup Safari 2018 and what's to come.... plus, Budapest Up Close will be giving away free tickets- stay tuned!
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Bálint Dudás: Craftsman
It was back in 2013 that I first set eyes on works by Bálint Dudás. It was a series of mixed-media collages using forgotten diapositives from the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. Bálint took images of children’s faces, travel shots, past mementos, and cartoons that had typically been projected onto walls and printed them out onto canvas-size paper. Each individual slide had been further enhanced with an application of glass paint in bold, vivid colors.
1956 Hungarian Revolution
A student's memorial
From an 8th-year student in Budapest: With my class we went to Szent Gellért tér to look at a building which was bombed in the 1956 Revolution. After that we walked down Műegyetem rkp. to a sculpture of a mass of young people with a woman in the middle leading them towards freedom. This memorial stands close to where the students back in 1956 began their revolutionary march at Budapest University of Technology and Economics. Here we left a white rose with a Hungarian-flag ribbon tied to it...
Budapest Up Close has started reviewing Hungarian films for non-Hungarians to become better acquainted with the country's incredible movie output. Click here for our review of László Nemes' latest film, Sunset. Son of Saul won an Academy Award back in 2016. Sunset has been submittied for Oscar consideration in 2019.