Katalin Hausel

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Hungarian artist, designer and educator, currently in residence in Switzerland. With an academic background in history, philosophy and studio art, for many years the primary focus of my work had been making drawings, sculptures and installations. In the last 4 years, my  activities shifted – I have been working on the unMonastery, an ambitious project to create a network of spaces that will house 21st century monastic communities working with new technology as well as timeless tools for sustainable, simple, cooperative living. We have run several testlabs and developed the unMonastery toolkit – 4 books, a pack of design pattern cards, a speaking stone and a memory stick with electronic tools for co-living co-working projects. I have been coordinating the unMonastery articipation in MAZI – a Horizon 2020 project, helping to develop and test a DIY networking technology for community building.  In the last 2 years I started to collaborate with the Amanitas group and the Pandora Hub team in Spain, joined Dialogue project at Collaboratio Helvetica, and has been working on programming and community building at id·eau. Other projects include Le Jardin Victor in FranceThe Conviviality School, and Patchwork Timebank.