Exhibiton opening / Anniversary parties

Exhibiton opening / Anniversary parties

At KAPTÁR, we’re always game for a party. So when Jesper Kunuk Egede started a new exhibition, we thought we should have an opening party. In the end, it turned into a threefold celebration, as we had the opening party, a birthday party, and several anniversary parties! Budapest through a phone Jesper’s exhibition is called “Budapest through a phone” as all the pictures are snapshots taken with his cell phone. The pictures are from 2014 until now. “As with my pictures of Greenland last year, I don’t think of this as art, but as documentation of things I’ve met along the way. Budapest has everything and more, so my phone has become my closest ally in documenting my walks through the town. It’s so convenient to have it at hand, everytime something beautiful or funny comes up. I have also taken some quite disgusting pictures, but I didn’t think this was the forum for those,” he laughs. The pictures are 15 full frame shots, hung all over the office, and then there are 80 Instagram-style photos on two posters. See how many KAPTÁR members you can spot on those pictures! A birthday party Our dear Matild from KAPTÁR was also celebrating that night. It was her birthday a few days before, so what better opportunity than to have a few extra glasses of fröccs because of that. But Matild being who Matild is, she turned her focus on the third agenda of the night: Celebrating anniversaries Many member of KAPTÁR has been part of the community for several years by now and we thought it’s time to have a...
The first real home of Amigos for Children

The first real home of Amigos for Children

AMIGOS FOR CHILDREN (AMIGOS A GYEREKEKÉRT) is a charity organization of students. Their goal is to make the days of seriously ill children better with the useful tool of language learning. But also handcrafting, games and creating friendships are part of their everyday life. Sára Fábián made her dream a reality in 2014 – and the first Amigos were born. As the years went by, the team became bigger and bigger. They managed to improve the daily lives of the little patients at 5 hospitals in Budapest, and they felt the need to have a special place they would call their own. So they found KAPTÁR, where they turned into a team of 80 people over the past year. They also started to get active in the countryside, in Szeged as well. Now, after a seemingly short but eventful year, it is time to say goodbye though. Amigos got the opportunity to join the office of a foundation, where they will get support on every level, together with several similar organizations. Regarding this, I had a conversation with Sára, the founder of Amigos, about their KAPTÁR times. I asked Sára, what she thinks is important when you start such an organization. For her the real value is in the people, that’s the first thing when making decisions. When open-minded people, who are driven by a common goal, find each other, then a good community evolves easily. She tells me about their goals, which is to fit into a new community as a team in the next months and to find harmony. In the next years, they want to be...
KAPTÁR faces – Daniel Marlin

KAPTÁR faces – Daniel Marlin

Meet our new community member. Daniel Marlin came to us as a digital nomad from Cape Town, South Africa. His passion is writing and several of his articles got released in magazines like Forbes or Huffington Post. KAPTÁR was conveniently located near my district, and had brilliant reviews on Google. After my first visit I felt very welcomed by the staff. I knew it was an atmosphere that I’d enjoy working in – so I stayed! 🔸 What are the biggest milestones in your life? I developed a love for writing in 2015. I always resonated with the power writing has to educate and inspire people, and a few years ago I decided to document and share lessons of my own. Over the last three years my articles on business and digital marketing have been published on Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, and the Huffington Post. I’m most proud of this achievement because I had to persist through 13 months of rejection letters before I eventually achieved my dream of having my work featured on a major publication. 🔸 What is your most important life lesson, since you became an entrepreneur/freelancer? Working for yourself is the ultimate freedom. It gives you the ability to design a life around what is important to you, and ultimately achieve some level of balance. 🔸 What were your funniest/best KAPTÁR moments? Watching a beautiful storm approaching over the rooftop bar in old town. It was very...