Walk Under the Midnight Sun

Mapping Capsicum Ecologies


  • Gréta Tekla Gedeon Fuzzy Earth
  • Sebastian Gschanes Fuzzy Earth
  • Anna Tüdős BÜRO imaginaire curator collective
  • Judit Szalipszki BÜRO imaginaire curator collective
  • Emese Mucsi BÜRO imaginaire curator collective




Walk Under the Midnight Sun is a large-scale carpet installation originally designed for the Hungarian Pavilion of the 2023 Venetian Architecture Biennale, part of an exhibition proposal by Fuzzy Earth design studio and BÜRO imaginaire curator collective. The project invites the public to explore the entangled historical, social and architectural relationships within greenhouse cultivation practices. The protagonist of the installation is a regionally unique capsicum cultivar, the Hungarian wax pepper, known in Hungary as the Cecei paprika. The themes of the exhibition were inspired by Fuzzy Earth’s ‘Not Quite a California Wonder’ research project.

Author Biographies

Gréta Tekla Gedeon, Fuzzy Earth

Tekla Gedeon works with architecture, ecological storytelling and speculative design to create optimistic collective visions to respond to the current climate challenges. She was trained as an architect in London at the AA School. Her works internationally infiltrate unexpected spaces such as market halls, beaches, domestic spaces and gardens. She has taught architecture at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics and she has given lectures in a range of disciplines in the UK and Hungary. 

Sebastian Gschanes, Fuzzy Earth

Sebastian Gschanes is a gardener, landscape architect and horticultural researcher. He builds alternative worlds and reveals unseen layers of entanglements across species in the era of climate crises to inspire a more inclusive and resilient future. He creates spaces, objects, and events that explore our relationship with nature and technology. He studied landscape architecture at TU Delft and HSWT Weihenstephan-Triesdorf, and has designed and built gardens bringing together human and more-than-human participants in Vienna, Munich and London.

Anna Tüdős, BÜRO imaginaire curator collective

Anna Tüdős has a range of experience working in the cultural sector as a facilitator, curator and creative producer. She holds an MLitt degree in curatorial practice from the Glasgow School of Art and is a postgraduate student of health humanities and arts at the University of Edinburgh. Her recent work explores contemporary artistic positions concerned with physical and mental health, with a specific focus on the politics and social entanglements of urban playgrounds.

Judit Szalipszki , BÜRO imaginaire curator collective

Judit Szalipszki is a curator and cultural worker. Following her BA studies in liberal arts at Eötvös Loránd University and in contemporary art theory at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, she attended the Arts and Society MA programme at Utrecht University, and obtained a master’s degree in Art Sense(s) Lab, a programme focusing on the senses of taste, touch and smell, at PXL University in Hasselt, Belgium. As a curator, her recent field of interest is the practice of artists and designers who regard food as a medium, the frontiers of art, design and gastronomy. Currently, she is working at Trafó Gallery in Budapest.

Emese Mucsi , BÜRO imaginaire curator collective

Emese Mucsi is a curator and art critic. Her projects bring together artists and photographers with photojournalists, writers and other thinkers to experiment with new approaches to photography. She graduated from the Faculty of Contemporary Art Theory and Curatorial Studies at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in 2013, and from the Faculty of Hungarian Literature and Linguistics at the University of Szeged in 2017. She has been a curator of the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center in Budapest since 2018. She founded DOXA exhibition space and editorial den in 2022.


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