Irma Földényi (HU) graduated as a product designer in 2009 at the Moholy-Nagy University of Arts & Design (MOME), and in 2012 at the Design Academy Eindhoven (DAE) Social Design Masters (cum laude). After her graduation she moved to Rotterdam where she founded her studio and works as a designer, researcher & consultant on international projects in the fields of digital technologies, designresearch and design education.
In the recent years Irma has been working with musea, cultural & educational organisations and companies such as the Open Society Institute, Philips Design Probes, Design Academy Eindhoven (DAE), Museum fur Angewandte Kunst (MAK) Vienna, MU Contemporary Art Space, Studio Makkink & Bey, Van Abbemuseum, z33 and MOME where she has been a guest lecturer since 2013 and a researcher since 2015.
Her teaching experience in design includes developing workshops, lectures and mentoring graduates at MOME, Willem de Kooning Academy and Design Academy Eindhoven master students.
In her self initiated work she develops collaborative projects that question existing and establishes new relationships between digital technology and identity within different social-cultural contexts.
Currently she is developing a project on healthcare in Genk (BE). The project addresses healthcare, multiculturalism and digital literacy where the aim is to develop an open and integrated approach towards an inclusive healthcare system. From 2017 september she is teaching at the Willem de Kooning Academy, New Frontiers course.
Design Academy Eindhoven, Social Design Masters, cum laude, 2010 – 2012
Moholy-Nagy University of Arts & Design, Product Design MA Budapest, Hungary 2004 – 2009
École Nationale des Arts Appliquées, ENSAAMA Paris, France 2008
University of Technology & Fine Arts Brno, Czech Republic, 2007
‘in no particular order’, 21 recipients of Talent Development Grant, publisher Stimuleringsfonds Creative Industrie, 2014
‘Conflict & Design’, 7th Design Triennial, project ‘Post Ford Probes’ Lannoo Publishers, Belgium, 2014
Domus, ‘The Wilde Things’ exhibition, Z33, project ‘New Skills New Tools’, Z33, 2013
‘The Wilde Things’, The so contemporary jewellery collection of Mrs. Wilde, by Oscar van den Boogaard, publisher Jan Boelen, z33, 2013
what design can do, ‘The era of the designer’, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2013
The Future Laboratory – ‘Digitalogue’, 2013, UK
de Volkskrant, ‘Ontwerpen voor allemaal’, Dutch Design Week, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2013
Virtueel Platform HOT100 2012, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2012
Member of Hungarian Design Award jury , 2016
Member of Accreditation Committee Breda Imagineering, , Breda, 2012
Member of Accreditation Committee Dirty Art Department, Sandberg Institute , Amsterdam, 2011
Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design ‘Digitalogue’, Jerusalem, 2015
Keio University Daijiro Mizuno Lab, ‘Public Design Research’, Tokyo, 2014
What Design Can Do, ‘Digitalogue’, Amsterdam, 2013
Design Academy Eindhoven, ‘Digitalogue’, graduation presented to curatorial team Victoria and Albert Museum, 2011
‘Digitalogue’, graduation presented to Paola Antonelli (MOMA), Design Academy Eindhoven, 2011
Willem de Kooning Academy, New Frontiers course, 2017-
Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Design, guest lecturer and fellow researcher, 2013 – ongoing
Design Academy Eindhoven, workshops and mentoring graduates
Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie nl, Talent Development Fund, 2013-2014
BKKC Talentontwikkeling nominated by MU, Strijp S, 2013
Virtueel platform, Hot 100 New Media Graduates, 2012
Magyar Formatervezési Nívódíj / Hungarian Design Awards, 2010
Conflict and Design, 7th Flanders Triennial of Design, C-Mine, Genk, ‘Post Ford Probes’, in collaboration with Daniela Dossi, Raphael Coutin, Aldo Cancino, 2013-2014
‘The Wilde Things‘, ‘New Skills New Tools’, Belgium, Hasselt Z33, curated by Evelien Bracke, 2013
‘Self Unself’ exhibition, China Shenzhen, OCT LOFT, 2013
Graduation Show, Design Academy Eindhoven, The Netherlands, ‘Digitalogue’, 2012
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