Steering Committee

Elisabetta Di Stefano - University of Palermo

Elisabetta Di Stefano (Ph.D. in Aesthetics and Theory of Arts) is an associate professor of Aesthetics at the University of Palermo (Italy). She took her first degree in Classical Literature and the second in Philosophy. Her research focuses on three fields: the theory of the arts in the Renaissance; the ornament theory; the aesthetics of everyday life with special reference to architecture and design. She is the promoter and coordinator of a network that is developing everyday aesthetics in Europe (Evanetwork). Last publications: Che cos’è l’estetica quotidiana, Roma, Carocci, 2017; Decorum. An ancient idea of everyday aesthetics, in “ESPES. The Slovak Journal of Aesthetics”, Vol. 10/2, 2021, pp. 25-38; Carceral Aesthetics. Art and Everyday Life in Prison, in “Popular Inquiry. The Journal of the Aesthetics of Kitsch, Camp and Mass Culture”, vol. 2, 2021, pp. 67-77; Care as Key to Political Aesthetics in Aesthetic Perspectives on Culture, Politics, and Landscape. Appearances of the “Political”, (eds.) Elisabetta Di Stefano, Carsten Friberg, Max Ryynänen, SPRINGER 2022, pp. 27-40.

Lisa Giombini - Roma Tre University

Lisa Giombini is a Research Fellow in Aesthetics at Roma Tre University (Italy), Department of Philosophy, Communication and Performing Arts. She is a member of various philosophical associations, including the Italian Society for Aesthetics (SIE), the European Society of Aesthetics (ESA) and the American Society for Aesthetics (ASA), and she is currently the Secretary General of the International Association for Aesthetics (IAA). Lisa is an associate editor of the journal Aesthetica Preprint, International Editor of ESPES. The Slovak Journal of Aesthetics and an editorial board member of various scientific journals, in Italy and abroad. Besides a long-term interest in the philosophy of music, Lisa’s current research focuses on the philosophy of art conservation, the ethics of cultural heritage, and environmental aesthetics. She is the author of Musical Ontology. A Guide for the Perplexed (2017), Artworks and their Conservation (2019) and co-editor of Everydayness: Contemporary Aesthetic Approaches (2021).

Adrián Kvokačka - University of Prešov

Adrián Kvokačka is an associate professor at the Institute of Aesthetics and Art Culture, Faculty of Arts, University of Prešov, Slovakia. His main areas of interest include the history of aesthetics, theory of aesthetics, applied aesthetics and Kantian aesthetics. He is the President of the Society for Aesthetics in Slovakia, Vice President of the International Association for Aesthetics, and a member of other professional organizations. He is the editor-in-chief of the journal ESPES. The Slovak Journal of Aesthetics and is a member of the editorial boards of Evental Aesthetics, Terra Aestheticae, Yearbook of Moving Image Studies and Studies in the History of Philosophy. He is the author of Introduction to Aesthetics. Conceptual Apparatus (2021), Kant's Concept of the Sublime (2021), and co-editor of The Theory and Practice of Contemporary Aesthetics (2011), European Aesthetic Thought and Artistic Production: sources, metamorphoses and their relevance (2018), Studying Aesthetics: concepts, strategies and contexts for the study of aesthetics in Slovakia and abroad (2019), and Everydayness: Contemporary Aesthetic Approaches (2021). Since 2015, he has co-organised a series of international scientific conferences Coordinates of Aesthetics, Art and Culture.

Bálint Veres - Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest (MOME)

Bálint Veres is a tenured Associate Professor of Art and Design Philosophy at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest (MOME), and holder of a prestigious stately teaching award (Apáczai Csere János-Award). Specializing in music, media, architecture, and design, he is the head of a PhD-in-practice Program at MOME Doctoral School. Formerly acted as a regular music critic and curator of contemporary music festivals. His book co-edited with Richard Shusterman, Somaesthetics and Design Culture, is out in March 2023.

Scientific Committee

  • Elisabetta Di Stefano (Palermo University)

  • Lisa Giombini (Roma Tre University)

  • Maria Rosa Fernández Gómez (Sevilla University)

  • Jessica Hemmings (Gothenburg University)

  • Attila Horányi (MOME)

  • Gioia Laura Iannilli (Bologna University)

  • Anna Keszeg (MOME)

  • Adrián Kvokačka (University of Prešov)

  • Sanna Lehtinen (Aalto University)

  • Giovanni Matteucci (Bologna University)

  • Max Ryynanen (Aalto University)

  • Dan Eugen Rațiu (Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca)

  • Márton Szentpéteri (MOME)

  • Bálint Veres (MOME)

Organising committee

  • Bálint Veres (head of organizing committee, MOME)

  • Anna Keszeg (conference secretary, MOME)

  • Ildikó Csőregh (MOME)

  • Julia Gáspár (head of office, MOME Doctoral School)