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Budapest’s Cube on human rights will be inaugurated in Kungsträdgården, September 1

Pressmeddelande   •   Aug 11, 2017 07:00 CEST

Photo by Erik Cronberg

”The Cube - Every person can make a difference”

30 cubes with the human rights have been allocated to 30 schools around Sweden and abroad. Amongst Kölcsey Ferenc High School and József Attila High School in Budapest. This school year the students have worked with the right to “The right to asylum and “The right to not be discriminated”. The students have interpreted the human rights and decorated the inside of the cubes.

The students from Kölcsey Ferenc High School and József Attila High School have worked during the school year to depict the human rights, they have had their local opening ceremonies and also put the cubes to public display outside the European council’s youth center from 1st of July to 30th of September. Now the cube will be represented in Kungsträdgården.

– On September first the 30 cubes and over 1 500 student och teachers from all over Sweden are gathered in Kungsträdgården for the inauguration. It is an important meeting point between schools and the public, plus a stand for our human rights. You can not miss this! says Philip Hjalmarsson, project leader of the Cube.

This is the first year that the Cube project has international representation. Besides from Kölcsey Ferenc High School and József Attila High School, schools from Belgrade, New York and Paris have worked with the Cube and will be represented.

The exhibition in Kungsträdgården is public and open between the 1 to 3 September 2017. The exhibition will be inaugurated by Jan Eliasson, former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the big stage in Kungsträdgården at 11:00am.

Facts about the Cube:

  • The Cube is about 3x3x3 meters and made of steel. Weighing about 500 kg.
  • There are 30 human rights and therefore 30 physical cubes allocated in school all around Sweden and abroad; Belgrad, Budapest, Paris and New York. Last year 30 schools and 7000 students participated.
  • With the 27 cubic meter cube of steel, students from all around the world will learn more about the human rights and dare to make a difference.
  • Together with the cube the school has gotten pedagogical material to inspire the students to be creative in their interpretation of their human right.
  • Read more about the Cube and the Academy here.

Contact details to the schools:

Rättighet Skola Kontaktperson Email
Right to human rights Kölcsey Ferenc High School Éva Kozma evakozma@freemail.huor
Right to human rights József Attila High School Andrea Hlavathy

Contact information:
Philip Hjalmarsson, project leader for the Cube,, +4670-4210787

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