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A Corvinus PhD student won an international award with a film about co-living

Tar Gábor | 2022-11-19
Máté Bencze, PhD student of Corvinus University of Budapest, won the best videography award at the film festival of the Association for Consumer Research (ACR) conference. The theme of his film is about co-living, i.e. how to work, live, relax and make friends in a single space.

The half-hour short film titled Recharge Coliving Camp, which won the best videography award at the film festival of the Association for Consumer Research (ACR) 2022 conference in Denver, was shot in January this year in Vászoly, a village in Balaton Highlands, Hungary.

The film’s creator, Máté Bencze, PhD student at the Department of Marketing, Media and Design Communication of Corvinus, examined the phenomenon of co-working in his previous film, which was selected for the film festival of the ACR 2020 conference. Taking this subject a step further, his award-winning work now explores the issue of co-living.

Máté Bencze at the ACR conference in Denver where he won the best videography award (Photo: Budapest Corvinus Egyetem)

“At Portushome Coliving (in Vászoly), volunteers spent a week together, and they teleworked online during the day and participated in various programmes in the afternoon and at night. They made excursions in the wonderful snowy countryside, cooked meals together, defined goals for themselves for the year, and had discussions”, Máté Bencze told Corvinus website about his film.

According to the Corvinus PhD student,

co-living responds to the phenomenon of loneliness by creating an opportunity for workers to travel somewhere and relax in a community by not having to take days off.

“In this film, I focused primarily on examining what programmes can facilitate bonds to be created between people, and whether a tribal identity can evolve during such a short period of time, and how this process is facilitated by a community manager”, he added.

In addition to Máté Bencze, several Hungarian students have recently achieved significant results in professional competitions. You can read about them here:

Three Hungarian bronze medals at the European Girls’ Olympiad in Informatics

BME’s rocket development team in the top 10 at a prestigious European competition

A Hungarian student won silver medal at world competition

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