Bálint KÁDÁR PhD

Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre / President

Architect, urban scholar and planner, curator born in 1977 in Budapest. He got an MSc in Architecture degree in 2003 with diploma prize and a PhD degree in 2015 with his dissertation entitled: Pedestrian space usage of tourist-historic cities – comparing the tourist space systems of Vienna and Prague to Budapest”. He is teaching and doing research as associate professor at the department of Urban Planning and Design at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, his research focuses on the spatial development of urban spaces and urban tourism in European cities, and on the usage of user generated digital content in urban research. He also teaches the rehabilitation of historic urban centres, tactical urbanism and participatory design.

He runs his architecture studios, involved in works from building design (in Opinion Builders Ltd) to urban development concepts (in ADI Studio Ltd), participating in exhibitions and competitions. On the other hand, he is activist in architectural NGOs since 2000, organising conferences, workshops and social events. Today he is president of Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre (KÉK, www.kek.org.hu), the largest professional NGO in the field of architecture in Hungary.