PANEL examines mainly the housing estates of Debrecen and the surrounding region built with “panel” technology using interdisciplinary methods, the means of science, architecture and art and by actively addressing the inhabitants of Debrecen. Our main question is to what extent the blocks of flats significantly defining the cityscape image of the former Eastern Bloc till the present day (in Hungary nearly 788 thousand flats can be found in “panel” blocks of flats, in which one fifth of the population live) influence our society, community and the individual being, moreover, our perception and way of thinking – what is the colour, smell and touch of the “panel” like? Does housing estate/”panel” identity exist, and does the concept PANELITY exist?
Paweł Althamer, Bajkó Dániel, Andrej Balco, Beöthy Balázs, Cs. Uhrin Tibor, Csaba Imre, Csáki László, Elena Chernyshova, Csizik Balázs, Csontó Lajos, Tomáš Džadoň, Esterházy Marcell, Ferenczy Zsolt, Andreas Fogarasi, Gábor Imre, Cyprien Gaillard, Gellér B. István, Susanne Hopf & Natalja Meier, Franz Höfner & Harry Sachs, Imreh Sándor, Kádár Emese, Keserue Zsolt, Július Koller, Korniss Péter, Kroó Anita, Lantos Ferenc, Marián Laššák, Miskolczi Emese, Bartosz Mucha, Réthey-Prikkel Tamás & Schmidt András, Józef Robakowski, Dagmar Schmidt, Szabó Kristóf, Szilágyi Lenke, Szlava Sztyepanov, Török Judit, Vass Lilla, Julita Wójcik, Liam Young
Curator: Szabolcs Süli-Zakar