HUMANITY IN DESIGN in Bratislava 17.5. - 2.7. 2023

On Wednesday, May 17 at 5 p.m., the Humanity in Design exhibition opens in Bratislava, presenting design projects by 36 authors!

Design Forum 2023. Humanity in design - Design in the context of crisis

At the end of April, the exhibition was hosted by the Furniture and Living Fair in Nitra, where more than 58,500 visitors saw it! The director of the company Agrokomplex Jozef Pavle awarded the curator of the exhibition Silvia Seneši Lutherová and the team of partners Honorable mention of the fair for the curatorial performance in the creation of the concept of the exhibition!

We are looking forward to the visitors of the exhibition in Bratislava!




  • Vernissage: Wednesday, May 17 at 5 p.m.

  • Duration of the exhibition: 17 May – 2 July 2023

  • Opening hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 14:00 - 18:00


How to make the world around us more humane?

It is also possible with a design that is humane, empathetic, inclusive, caring, fair, meaningful, useful, emotional, healthy, socially beneficial, economically beneficial, ecologically responsible and sustainable, in one word: humanistic!


The idea of design applying humanistic concepts and methods is currently spreading around the world as an acceptable alternative for the creation of objects, environments, systems and communications, which leads to a socially just, healthy and economically secured future of human civilization and at the same time to the preservation and prosperity of the entire ecosystem. As the well-known design theorist Richard Buchanan expressed in 2001: "Design is not only an ornament of cultural life, but also a practical discipline of responsible action."

The exhibition Humanity in Design - Design in the Context of Crisis presents a selection of design projects that represent humanistic approaches to design creation. Through the realizations of 36 students and also collective projects from four universities teaching design in Slovakia, it wants to encourage thinking about the social and cultural, ecological, ethical, economic, technological, psychological and anthropological aspects of design. It focuses on several areas of design: furniture and interior design, product and textile design, visual communication and also experimental design, in a unique collage of designs, research projects, models, experimental installations and prototypes ready for production.

The exhibition is a unique reflection of the design of the pandemic period, as it presents projects that were created during several years of the pandemic (2020-2022) and have not yet been exhibited anywhere, or also proposals that could not be implemented due to anti-pandemic measures. Several of the projects are graduation theses, others were created directly for the exhibition.

The creation of conscious, responsible and sustainable design by the upcoming generation of designers overflows with invention, creativity and optimism, handed down for the benefit of a better life for every person, at the same time without an adverse impact on the next generations of human society or other living organisms on our planet. However, for our world to be truly more humane, it is essential that we all overcome our limits of thought, imagination and action. The measure of success is the actions of all of us.


Exhibition concept author and curator:

  • Silvia Seneši Lutherová 

Exhion designer: 

  • Andrea Ďurianová  

Exhibition graphic designer:

  • Peter Nosáľ  


  • Gabriela Rybáriková, Silvia Seneši Lutherová 


Exhibition partners:

  • Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava: Department of Design, Department of Textile Creation, Department of Visual Communication; Studio of Industrial Design, Studio of Experimental Design, Studio of Interior Design, Studio of Textile Design, Studio Space
  • Slovak Technical University: Faculty of Architecture and Design, Department of Interior and Exhibition Design; Studio Kotrádyová, Studio Kočlík, Studio TR1MTAB, Studio Paliatka, Studio Kubušová  
  • Technical University in Zvolen, Faculty of Woodworking, Department of Furniture and Interior Design
  • Technical University of Košice, Faculty of Arts, Department of Design, Innovation Studio, Visual Communication Studio



Ferdinand Chrenka,  Michaela Lipková, Peter Paliatka, Elena Farkašová, Dušan Kočlík, Mária Fulková, Veronika Kotradyová, Katarína Morávková, Tibor Uhrín, Andrej Haščák, Sylvia Jokelová, Zuzana Šebeková, René Baďura, Miroslav Debnár, Ján Jánoš, Mária Nepšinská  


Exhibiting authors:

Martina Bajteková, Ondrej Bukovec, Damián Cehlárik, Ondrej Ferianec, Natália Golianová, Ivana Gondová, Simona Hanesová, Žofia Horová, Frederika Krištofová, Eva Jenčuráková, Lenka Slačková, Katarína Plačková, Adam Trup, Adam Kukuc, Martina Zacharová, Petra Vicianová, Ivana Palušová, Jana Vlčková, Michala Lipková, Vlasta Kubušová, Matúš Lagin, Petra Rybánska, Terézia Kováčiková, Katarína Lešková, Soňa Pčolková, Silvia C. Bárdová, Timea Kepová, Viktor Tabiš, Pavlína Árendášová, Miroslav Vašek, Laura Sasváriová, Šimon Galanský, Diana Paulová, Martin Miština, Stella Šimurková  

+ Group of students from Studio of Industrial Design, AFAD: Georgios Somarakis, Samo Hartiník, Aneta Mintálová, Zuzana Kasanová, Andrey Golovashev, Veronika Gruberová, Andrea Bišťanová, Katarína Jurčišinová, Barbora Kvietkova, Pavol Soukal, Radovan Labaš, Ernest Marko, Natálie Česláková, Juraj Trojan, Laura Šunová, Simona Duchoňová, Beata Juritková, Viki Fehérová, Aneta Mintálová, Tomáš Ružinský, Vira Fesenko


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