Dániel Makkai – short bio

I studied cultural anthropology, ethnomusicology and pedagogy at ELTE Budapest and Paris X Nanterre. In 2006 I started an anthropological research about independent cultural activities in redefined industrial spaces which led me to participate in an international scientific and artistic exchange project called Heterotopia. During the same period I played improvised music and my most important musical project the experimental band called Dorota was founded in 2009. My diverse art based pedagogical activities are mostly carried out within the Transfiguration Association (Átváltozó Egyesület). I have an active collaboration with Artus Theatre as a creative artist, performer and musician.

I try to synthesize scientific, artistic and pedagogical approaches and find a variety of its embodiments in musical and theatre performances, workshops, and in more experimental forms such as community and location based interventions, mixed-reality experience design, open-ended game events.