The roots of the Slow Movement, which originally rose in protest of fast-food restaurants, and whose core document is Carl Honoré’s book, In Praise of Slow, go back to the 1980s. The Slow Budapest movement was initiated in 2012.
This exhibition presents life strategies that offer an alternative to the fast pace of contemporary life with a slower, more conscious, quality-focused way of living. In contrast to the apocalyptic mood of our time, the display seeks to demonstrate ways of life and groups of activities that are realistic, feasible, or have in part been put into practice, from life hacks that make everyday life simpler, through an environmentally conscious attitude, to the activities of urban balcony farmers.
Most of the exhibits are artistic statements, or (visual) artistic presentations of communities, groups, and such visions that constitute an alternative, using such diverse media as objects, documentations, videos and performances.
The exhibition is on view between 9 April ad 23 August.