Viktória is a transdisciplinary researcher with a background in law, artistic and design research. In her practice, she is focused on restorative ways of justice. She sees that the alternatives to punitive justice have the potential to gradually reshape the collective body, while art and design create new languages in addressing, researching and developing restorative ways of  justice-making processes. 

She completed her design research and curating MA at Design Academy Eindhoven in 2021, for which she received Cum Laude, and was nominated for Gijs Bakker Award 2021.


Viktória (born 1992) was raised in Budapest (HU).

Having been interested in social coexistence, she acquired a Master’s degree in Law at Eötvös Loránd University Budapest, Hungary (summa cum laude, 2017). Her education and subsequent fieldwork experience resulted in a critical stance toward contemporary legal infrastructures. As a woman, she thoroughly experienced the undermining effects of power hierarchies and the poorly embodied nature of legal environments, which also fostered her understanding of how the law is used as a tool in the design of centralised state structure and cement power relations.

While the gap between the law as an ideal and the law as reality widened, she started to familiarise herself with the field of design, being engaged in questioning contemporary social structural phenomena and speculation on alternative futures.

In 2019 she enrolled at the Critical Inquiry Lab (MA) at the Design Academy in Eindhoven. The academy offered a space to be engaged with certain parts of the law otherwise while she developed a profound understanding of critical and creative research. In her final year, she explored through artistic research the future role and society-forming  power of restorative justice, an alternative to punitive justice. Since then, she has been invested in applying artistic research to enrich, question the boundaries of and communicate restorative ways of doing justice.


MA in Fine Arts and Design
The Critical Inquiry Lab 
Design Academy Eindhoven
cum laude + Gijs Bakker Design Award Nomination for design research excellence

MA in Law
Faculty of Law

Eötvös Lorand University
summa cum laude

participated at

Legal reparation, lecturer, Performativity in Law, Brno (CZ), 20-21 October 2023 Legal reparation, lecturer,  Critical Legal Conference 2023  / Stream Global Feminist Constitutionalism, Durham University Law School (UK), 11-13 September 2023
Terra Nullius, research residency, Laznia Contemporary Art (PL), Visegrad Fund, 05/06. 2023
Design as discernment, text, Bring it home - publication edited by Juliette Mirabito, Dopo? (IT), 04.2023
Unseen, lecture, Living Project (HU), 13.01.2023
Design and restorative justice, lecturer, Kazerne (NL), 21.04.2022
Dutch Design Week, exhibitor, Beursgebouw (NL) 16.10.2021 - 24.10.2021
The body matrix, panelist, Arena, Beursgebouw (NL) 17.10.2021
Systems of inheritance, speaker, Elevator Radio (NL) 21.10.2021.
The Unlearning Festival, Ponderosa Stolzenhagen (DE) 30.08.2021 - 12.09.2021
Corpus juris, text, CARE WHERE? Zine (DE) 07. 2021


panelist, panel talk and screening of belgian movie Je verrai toujours vos visages directed by Jeanne Herry, Utrecht (NL), 30 November 2023 APPARATO RADICALE, text in collaboration with Gabó Bartha, Puja Journal, autumn 2023

the rites of recognition

video art

premiered at: Critical Legal Conference (UK), Sanctuary 

Argumentation Conference (CZ), Performativity in Law

Recognition is a core element of restorative justice: to repair and heal is to recognize and to be recognised. How would a future collective body inhabit, and accommodate its environment if it was formed by restorative justice? How would a flat constitution of an alike collective body look like? What is the relation between the legal body and the collective body? These questions were investigated through a documented open-ended improvisation with dancer Márcio K. Canabarro and filmmaker Dániel Botos.

terra nullius

research residency 2022/3

supported by: Visegrad Fund
hosted by: Laznia Contemporary Art, Gdansk (PL)
artistic assistant: Mona Rena Groska

The research initiation stems from my observation that contemporary communities in Central Europe are experimenting with alternative living, driven by hopes towards a post-capitalist, post-nation state reality. Despite the endeavours, failures are commonly rooted in a shared reason: applying Roman law-rooted legal behaviour towards the land they inhabit, coming through disputes over traditional proprietary right claims. It seems that hierarchical and abusive relation to land prevails, the snake bites once again into its own tail.

The research has been melting critical legal thought, phenomenology and information harvested through embodied technologies. The final showing took the form of a performative ritual referring to procedural attributes of justice-making traditions. Consisting of a lecture and guided session with dancer Tatiana Dziewanowska, we aimed to make tangible the edges of our vertical relationship to land and experiment with embodied technologies if remembering horizontality.
Thank you Gabó Barta of Terrapolis Tracal (HU) for the mini residency, Tatiana Dziewanowska for movement-based co-research, Mona Rena Grovska for artistic assistance, Zara Waldeback and Jonathan Horowitz (Scandinavian Center for Shamanism), and Amalia Fonfara for sharing your knowledge.


legal reparation

video art

Documented research material based on a dance improvisation and systemic constellations, visualising the effect of contemporary constitutionalism on material bodies.

Márcio K. Canabarro
Dániel Botos

The Critical Inquiry Lab
Design Academy Eindhoven

seeking for legal remedy


The Critical Inquiry Lab
Design Academy Eindhoven

thesis tutor: Patricia Reed

CASE NO.1. the Moon vs. Human Mankind


In the history of Human Mankind, extractivism and coloniality have finally reached celestial bodies.

Seems to become a precedent, the Moon claimed its rights, sued Human Mankind for its colonialist acts, demanded to hinder its activities and repair the damage caused on the land, and rocks of its body.

Will a new wave of domination be disrupted?
How are humans going to connect to the consciousness of rocks, and extraterritorial bodies in the trial and in the future?

In the closing hearing of the trial, where the case and evidence provided by the parties are presented, the verdict is announced, and the public is invited to participate.

The Critical Inquiry Lab
Design Academy Eindhoven

First Lunar Earthrise, Old and New
Image Credit: NASA/Ames Research Center/
Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project

living project

facilitated gatherings
Budapest (HU)

co-facilitated by Márcio K. Canabarro

Finding alternative models of abstraction by opening up a two months living space in Budapest (HU).

a moon circle

facilitated gatherings
Budapest (HU)

co-facilitated by Agnes Grelinger
How can we strengthen our place in nature through the urban landscape and create an intimate space that has the power to sustain us? What are the collective tendencies that emerge through the individual subconscious processes and inform us about the factors influencing our lives?

Series of regular gatherings to hold ourselves and to each other through connecting to the rhythm of the Moon.

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