Open Society Archives

Blinken OSA Outreach Programs Draw 800 Hungarian Students

In October, a series of student outreach programs organized in conjunction with the Somewhere in Europe/ Gaudiopolis exhibition at Blinken OSA attracted close to 800 students from 38 different schools and institutions across Budapest. The exhibition explored the story of Gaudiopolis (City of Joy), a children’s republic founded in 1945 in Budapest by Lutheran pastor Gábor Sztehlo.

Blinken OSA Hosts Architecture Uncomfortable Workshop

On September 24-25, a two-day workshop evoked the spirit of Gaudiopolis, the self-governing children’s republic, with the participation of children from Cseppko Children’s Home and Feszek Waldorf School in Solymar - under the creative guidance of Architecture Uncomfortable Workshop, Budapest (AUW).

Blinken OSA Offers Classes to Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Within CEU’s Open Learning Initiative Blinken OSA hosts a higher education program geared towards refugees and asylum seekers in Hungary.

Blinken OSA Library Records Integrated into CEU’s Library Catalog

In a joint initiative with the CEU Library to better serve the CEU community and the broader public, the records of the Donald and Vera Blinken Open Society Archives’ extensive collection of periodicals, films, and reference books related to the Cold War, Communism, international human rights and the archival profession are now available through the CEU Library catalog.