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András Török

Public Speaker, Writer, and Small Business Owner in Budapest, Magyarország

András Török

Public Speaker, Writer, and Small Business Owner in Budapest, Magyarország

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András Török (1954) Hungarian author, non-profit businessman, cultural philanthropy specialist. A former dissident, teacher, he served as Deputy Minister for Culture and as President of the National Cultural Fund (1994-98.) He also worked as the founding director of the Hungarian House of Photography. He is the author of seven non-fiction books (the cult book Budapest: A Critical Guide is one of them.) Since 2003 he has been the founding director of Summa Artium, an arts&business organisation. He is the publisher and columnist of the monthly “Budapest”. He has used his pseudonym Simplicissimus since 1993. He is the manager and one of the editors of Fortepan Online Photo Archive.
He was on the Board of the European Cultural Foundation 2004-2012.

He is the author of eight non-fiction books, most of them on aspects of history and present urban landscape of Budapest, three of them in English.

  • Work
    • Summa Artium, Fortepan Archive
  • Education
    • Eötvös University, Budapest, English, History, Modern Greek