RETEK  is an independent crafting colony based in an abandoned furniture factory.

Our aim is to found an annual international platform for creative individuals, makers and a diverse multidisciplinary communities. We would like to explore the intersections of craft, spatial design and performative art through organising a summer event for collective making and community building.

Retek is a Hungarian word with a double -meaning. The name reflects on the ambivalent values of the camp, we embrace puritan community life, high-tech workshops and extravagant parties.

RETEK 2019 / 19-25 August

RETEK summer event is going to take place in August in a form of a one-week long workshop series in Botiz, near the Hungarian – Romanian border. The colony will occupy an abandoned industrial furniture factory and transform it into a unique stage for art, architecture, design and performance reflecting on the recent theme, ShapeSHIFT.