About us

About Us

PAD Foundation conducts research, policy analysis, advocacy, education and awareness raising campaigns, socially engaged art projects to promote and advance intersectional approaches to combat environmental justice in Central Eastern Europe. PAD tackles inequalities in access, availability, affordability, and quality of environment, natural resources and public spaces, and challenges narratives and representations of these inequalities. It was established in Budapest, Hungary in 2016.

ACTIVITIES

  • RESEARCH AND ADVOCACY
  • EDUCATION AND AWARENESS-RAISING CAMPAIGNS
  • SOCIALLY ENGAGED ART PROJECTS
  • LOCAL CLIMATE ADAPTATION PLANNING
  • COALITION-BUILDING AND AND PARTICIPATORY PLANNING
  • EXPERT CONSULTATIONS, CONCEPT DESIGN AND PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION

What do we mean by environmental justice?

Our goal is to provide non-discriminatory access to affordable, sufficient, and quality public services for all kinds of settlements and social groups, let it be daily energy use, predictable and reliable housing, healthy environment, clean water, air, soil, stimulating public spaces, and accessible public transport. In addition, we believe that special attention should be given to vulnerable communities and excluded neighborhoods when it comes to tackling consequences of climate change.

What do we mean by socially engaged art projects?

The use of creative practices and artistic methodologies contribute to the contextualization and designing of social processes, the active involvement and participation of people affected, and make processes visible and present for a wider audience as well. Whether we raise awareness on a social problem, reframe the visual representation of poverty, or demonstrate ecological harm processes, applying a multi-sensory approach is a common feature of our social art interventions.


Contact

email: pad@pad.network

facebook: padon2016
instagram: pad_network

BOARD MEMBERS

Diána BERECZ – Executive Director / LUCIE Chuchmakova / Dr Judit DOBÁK / Dr Marek SZILVÁSI / Gergely PAPP

TEAM

DIÁNA BERECZ – cultural and visual anthropologist
DÁNIEL BOZZAI – graphic designer, creative social design
EVA BUBLA – artist-activist
DR JUDIT DOBÁK – cultural anthropologist, urban economist and system engineer
KÁROLY GOMBOS – horticultural engineer
HENRIK KIEFER – lawyer
BÁLINT JASKÓ – actor
BARNABÁS NEOGRÁDY-KISS – photographer
GERGELY PAPP – geographer and cultural anthropologist
VARGHA SÁRA – ecological system designer
DR ANDRÁS ZLINSZKY – ecologist

Who help(ed) our work

Judit CSATLÓS / László DARÁNYI / Bence FÜLÖP / Kitti GOSZTOLA / Olivér HORVÁTH / Zoltán KOCSIS / Dániel MÁTÉ / Júlia RÁCZ / Amin REZAI Mohammed / CARLOS Perez Rojas / Balázs SZELECSÉNYI / Tünde VARGA / Dóra VAJAS / Zsófia VIZI