viktória kaslik



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Viktória is a consultant, 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 doing justice. 







background

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

Having been interested in social coexistence she acquired a Master’s degree in Law at Eötvös Loránd University Budapest, Hungary (summa cum laude, 2017). During legal studies, she was focused on constitutional law (human rights of prison inmates and psychiatry patients) and mediation. In legal education and subsequent work experiences she researched, witnessed and embodied the hierarchical qualities of the law and the legal structure which she understood as a phenomena which she would like to address with different tools which are not abled by the law.

While the gap between the law as her ideal and the law as reality widened, she started to familiarize herself with the field of design, being engaged in questioning contemporary social structural phenomena, engaged in imagination of alternative futures, creating dialogue on what could be and giving space to think alternatively through creative, embodied means.

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 the philosophical implications of restorative justice, an alternative to punitive justice.

Since then, she has been asking what restorative ways of doing justice could be in the future, how it could enter into dialogue with other fields and how it could be developed.






education


MA in Fine Arts and Design
The Critical Inquiry Lab 
Design Academy Eindhoven
Netherlands
cum laude + Gijs Bakker Design Award Nomination for design research excellence
2021.


MA in Law
Faculty of Law

Eötvös Lorand University
Hungary
summa cum laude
2017.




participated at

panelist,  Je verrai toujours vos visages directed by Jeanne Herry, Utrecht (NL), 30 November 2023
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, panellist, 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