Events

02.02.2021

EKA Interaction Design MA programme’s Online Open House

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EKA Interaction Design MA programme invites prospective MA students to join the programme’s Online Open House on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 17:00 (GMT+2).

This will be a good opportunity to hear more about the programme, and to meet and ask questions directly from the department staff and current students. The open house event will be hosted online over Zoom.

If you would like to attend, please register online through the form below. A link to attend will be e-mailed shortly before the event begins.

REGISTER HERE

More information about the Interaction Design MA programme: https://www.artun.ee/en/curricula/interaction-design/.

Posted by Maarja Pabut — Permalink

EKA Interaction Design MA programme’s Online Open House

Tuesday 02 February, 2021

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EKA Interaction Design MA programme invites prospective MA students to join the programme’s Online Open House on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 17:00 (GMT+2).

This will be a good opportunity to hear more about the programme, and to meet and ask questions directly from the department staff and current students. The open house event will be hosted online over Zoom.

If you would like to attend, please register online through the form below. A link to attend will be e-mailed shortly before the event begins.

REGISTER HERE

More information about the Interaction Design MA programme: https://www.artun.ee/en/curricula/interaction-design/.

Posted by Maarja Pabut — Permalink

03.02.2021

Contemporary Art MA programme’s Online Open House

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Master of Contemporary Art (MACA) programme invites prospective MA students to join the Online Open House on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 17:00 (GMT+2).

This online info session will be a good opportunity to hear more about the programme, and to meet and ask questions directly from people behind MACA. The open house event will be hosted online over Zoom.

If you would like to attend, please register online through the form below. A link to attend will be e-mailed shortly before the event begins.

REGISTER HERE

Posted by Maarja Pabut — Permalink

Contemporary Art MA programme’s Online Open House

Wednesday 03 February, 2021

marta-vaarik-artist-talk-2019

Master of Contemporary Art (MACA) programme invites prospective MA students to join the Online Open House on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 17:00 (GMT+2).

This online info session will be a good opportunity to hear more about the programme, and to meet and ask questions directly from people behind MACA. The open house event will be hosted online over Zoom.

If you would like to attend, please register online through the form below. A link to attend will be e-mailed shortly before the event begins.

REGISTER HERE

Posted by Maarja Pabut — Permalink

13.12.2020

EKA Christmas Fair 2020

The annual Christmas Fair of EKA students and alumni will take place at Vaba Lava this Sunday, 13 December from 10am until 4pm.
Nearly 70 vendors – artists and designers, both students and alumni – are participating in the Christmas Fair with a diverse selection of goods.
At the fair you will find pottery, jewellery, accessories, graphics, calendars, fashion, reflectors and much more.
Entrance is free. Bring cash and please wear a mask. If you are sick, please stay at home.
Christmas Fair is organized by EKA Student Council

Posted by Maarja Pabut — Permalink

EKA Christmas Fair 2020

Sunday 13 December, 2020

The annual Christmas Fair of EKA students and alumni will take place at Vaba Lava this Sunday, 13 December from 10am until 4pm.
Nearly 70 vendors – artists and designers, both students and alumni – are participating in the Christmas Fair with a diverse selection of goods.
At the fair you will find pottery, jewellery, accessories, graphics, calendars, fashion, reflectors and much more.
Entrance is free. Bring cash and please wear a mask. If you are sick, please stay at home.
Christmas Fair is organized by EKA Student Council

Posted by Maarja Pabut — Permalink

12.12.2020

INSULA NUDUS: Paljassaare beyond interesting

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“INSULA NUDUS: Paljassaare beyond interesting” is a public exhibition and a final grading of Estonian Academy of Arts Urban Studies Urbanisation studio, tutored by Andra Aaloe and Keiti Kljavin.

You are interesting, paljassaare is interesting, everything there is so interesting – it’s romantic, it’s so natural, it’s also hip and so unexplored and under cover; it takes you to the wild side, it takes you to a free and wild space; wow, it’s just so interesting! It’s full of opportunities and potential, so interesting!

“Interesting” seems to be a widely shared, dominating quality when it comes to the Paljassaare peninsula. Nature, wilderness, tranquility, decay, an escape – and all of this located in the capital city itself. But what actually constitutes this “interesting”? What lies beyond that?

On Saturday (12 Dec 2020) starting from 11am everyone is welcome to visit six different individual exhibits located all around the peninsula. You are welcome to explore them in your preferred order and with your individually chosen means of transport, but do mark that sites are open on different time slots (see the programme below).

All the sites are marked here: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit….

Everyone is welcome to gather around the finissage-bonfire of the event at 4pm next to the 🏁 (at the meadow next to the tower with a bird mural on the facade: https://goo.gl/maps/cH6Ve3uZhxpU8uif9).

Be prepared for frosty temperatures, bring along some snacks, drinks and everything you need for a lengthy, wintery expedition in the bushes. Refreshments will also be served at some of the locations to keep you going, so don’t forget to bring a mug.

The mini-festival of Paljassaare is put together by Janosh Heydorn, Daria Khrystych, Dalma Pszota, Mira Samonig, Karlotta Sperling and Fernanda Torres.

And we thank you for the help along the way: Flo Kasearu, Abraham Kenny, Simona Medolago, Maros Krivy, Muhammad Ali Ul Hussnain, Lera Mikhailova, Andres Ojari, Panu Lehtovuori, Kille Alterman, Yuriy, Sergey, Natalia, Aleksey.

 

PROGRAMME

NB! Find the exact locations here:
https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit….

11.00–13.00 (Paagi 8) // Right to the social retreat / participatory intervention by Daria Khrystych
What is social about social services and social housing? Official social welfare network is supposed to grant people with financial or social problems a way to still remain in society through assistance and support. In the perception of “functional” members of society, it is a fringe, an edge of the society in large that the “clients” of these facilities are pushed to. But what happens if we’d turn it over and look at the social house as a social retreat, something that we all need from time to time? The participatory intervention “Right to the social retreat” is an attempt to bring the edge (Paljassaare and its “social village”) to be the new and needed centre of the city by broadening the general perceptions of the “social services”.

11.30–13.00 (recycling yard area at Paljassaare tee 17) // “We should do something here!” Vol. 1 / audio adventure by Karlotta Sperling
Change is ahead and the future of Paljassaare seems to be mapped out and already fixed in a seemingly endless number of high-polished detail plans and real estate fantasies. But how does culture influence the anticipated change and what do I have to do with it? And finally, can a plan predict the future?

13.30–15.00 (entrance to the Paljassaare tee 40 area) // “We should do something here!” Vol. 2 / audio adventure by Karlotta Sperling
The series of “We should do something here” continues! Same topic, different location! Adventure is on!

12.00–14.00 (on top of Kopli hill at Maleva 4) // ARCO-BAY/ECO-SANTI: 50 years of eco-cities / audio walk by Fernanda Ayala Torres

Cities are not designed in coherence with nature, as potential places for human cohabitation with other organisms, because originally the city was to free humans from the contingency and wilderness of nature. But now, in the urbanised world and in the face of the pending climate crisis, the way we’re relegated to live in millions of little cubes separated only by roads and parking lots and cars makes us rethink the way we live and consume. From here the ambiguous and ambitious idea of an “eco-city” appears, this 50 years old concept, which aims to integrate the urban into ecology or/and vice versa. The audio walk “ARCO-BAY/ECO-SANTI: 50 years of eco-cities” is questioning the future paper-development of Ecobay in Paljassaare by drawing comparisons to another very different realisation of an eco-city: Arcosanti, an urban laboratory located in Arizona, US.

12.30–14.30 (Westernmost battery of Rannakaitsepatarei nr 12) // Out of control: Playing in the cabinet of curiosities of Paljassaare / installation by Dalma Pszota

The surrounding objects and our built environment define us just as much as the ideology we construct when trying to systematize the world. But who has the power and the privilege to decide our future? With the fragments of the Cabinet of Curiosities for the Anthropocene and the (Collage) City, this installation urges us to find a new order to things and reconfigure our role in an ever-accelerating neoliberal reality in the context of Paljassaare.

13.00–15.00 (Paljassaare linnuvaatlustorn/bird tower) // Watching birds from above / installation/intervention by Janosh Heydorn

Conservation areas such as the Paljassaare hoiuala are humanity’s desperate attempts to slow down the extermination of bird species, powered by the exploitation of natural resources and so-called planetary urbanisation. Inspired by Donna Haraway’s thoughts about natureculture, the installation in the bird watchtower questions the precarious understanding of nature and culture as separate entities. By extending bodily senses through the perspective of a drone the work invites us to reflect on our position on Earth somewhere between being an animal and a machine.

13.30–15.30 (ruin next to the wooden walk path) // The urban wild is—everywhere to be felt—nowhere to be noticed / performance and spatial experience by Mira Samonig
A continuously flowing magnitude; from departed to intended, from not-anymore to not-yet, from memory to anticipation, from past to future. The conceptualized circle of time drags one back and forth, to an extent that the actual present existence seems to fade away in space. This performance invites to question the matter of concrete materiality. The terrain vague of Paljassaare acts as an exploratory space to research theory with one’s own matter, the body.

 

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INSULA NUDUS: Paljassaare beyond interesting

Saturday 12 December, 2020

insula-nudus

“INSULA NUDUS: Paljassaare beyond interesting” is a public exhibition and a final grading of Estonian Academy of Arts Urban Studies Urbanisation studio, tutored by Andra Aaloe and Keiti Kljavin.

You are interesting, paljassaare is interesting, everything there is so interesting – it’s romantic, it’s so natural, it’s also hip and so unexplored and under cover; it takes you to the wild side, it takes you to a free and wild space; wow, it’s just so interesting! It’s full of opportunities and potential, so interesting!

“Interesting” seems to be a widely shared, dominating quality when it comes to the Paljassaare peninsula. Nature, wilderness, tranquility, decay, an escape – and all of this located in the capital city itself. But what actually constitutes this “interesting”? What lies beyond that?

On Saturday (12 Dec 2020) starting from 11am everyone is welcome to visit six different individual exhibits located all around the peninsula. You are welcome to explore them in your preferred order and with your individually chosen means of transport, but do mark that sites are open on different time slots (see the programme below).

All the sites are marked here: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit….

Everyone is welcome to gather around the finissage-bonfire of the event at 4pm next to the 🏁 (at the meadow next to the tower with a bird mural on the facade: https://goo.gl/maps/cH6Ve3uZhxpU8uif9).

Be prepared for frosty temperatures, bring along some snacks, drinks and everything you need for a lengthy, wintery expedition in the bushes. Refreshments will also be served at some of the locations to keep you going, so don’t forget to bring a mug.

The mini-festival of Paljassaare is put together by Janosh Heydorn, Daria Khrystych, Dalma Pszota, Mira Samonig, Karlotta Sperling and Fernanda Torres.

And we thank you for the help along the way: Flo Kasearu, Abraham Kenny, Simona Medolago, Maros Krivy, Muhammad Ali Ul Hussnain, Lera Mikhailova, Andres Ojari, Panu Lehtovuori, Kille Alterman, Yuriy, Sergey, Natalia, Aleksey.

 

PROGRAMME

NB! Find the exact locations here:
https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit….

11.00–13.00 (Paagi 8) // Right to the social retreat / participatory intervention by Daria Khrystych
What is social about social services and social housing? Official social welfare network is supposed to grant people with financial or social problems a way to still remain in society through assistance and support. In the perception of “functional” members of society, it is a fringe, an edge of the society in large that the “clients” of these facilities are pushed to. But what happens if we’d turn it over and look at the social house as a social retreat, something that we all need from time to time? The participatory intervention “Right to the social retreat” is an attempt to bring the edge (Paljassaare and its “social village”) to be the new and needed centre of the city by broadening the general perceptions of the “social services”.

11.30–13.00 (recycling yard area at Paljassaare tee 17) // “We should do something here!” Vol. 1 / audio adventure by Karlotta Sperling
Change is ahead and the future of Paljassaare seems to be mapped out and already fixed in a seemingly endless number of high-polished detail plans and real estate fantasies. But how does culture influence the anticipated change and what do I have to do with it? And finally, can a plan predict the future?

13.30–15.00 (entrance to the Paljassaare tee 40 area) // “We should do something here!” Vol. 2 / audio adventure by Karlotta Sperling
The series of “We should do something here” continues! Same topic, different location! Adventure is on!

12.00–14.00 (on top of Kopli hill at Maleva 4) // ARCO-BAY/ECO-SANTI: 50 years of eco-cities / audio walk by Fernanda Ayala Torres

Cities are not designed in coherence with nature, as potential places for human cohabitation with other organisms, because originally the city was to free humans from the contingency and wilderness of nature. But now, in the urbanised world and in the face of the pending climate crisis, the way we’re relegated to live in millions of little cubes separated only by roads and parking lots and cars makes us rethink the way we live and consume. From here the ambiguous and ambitious idea of an “eco-city” appears, this 50 years old concept, which aims to integrate the urban into ecology or/and vice versa. The audio walk “ARCO-BAY/ECO-SANTI: 50 years of eco-cities” is questioning the future paper-development of Ecobay in Paljassaare by drawing comparisons to another very different realisation of an eco-city: Arcosanti, an urban laboratory located in Arizona, US.

12.30–14.30 (Westernmost battery of Rannakaitsepatarei nr 12) // Out of control: Playing in the cabinet of curiosities of Paljassaare / installation by Dalma Pszota

The surrounding objects and our built environment define us just as much as the ideology we construct when trying to systematize the world. But who has the power and the privilege to decide our future? With the fragments of the Cabinet of Curiosities for the Anthropocene and the (Collage) City, this installation urges us to find a new order to things and reconfigure our role in an ever-accelerating neoliberal reality in the context of Paljassaare.

13.00–15.00 (Paljassaare linnuvaatlustorn/bird tower) // Watching birds from above / installation/intervention by Janosh Heydorn

Conservation areas such as the Paljassaare hoiuala are humanity’s desperate attempts to slow down the extermination of bird species, powered by the exploitation of natural resources and so-called planetary urbanisation. Inspired by Donna Haraway’s thoughts about natureculture, the installation in the bird watchtower questions the precarious understanding of nature and culture as separate entities. By extending bodily senses through the perspective of a drone the work invites us to reflect on our position on Earth somewhere between being an animal and a machine.

13.30–15.30 (ruin next to the wooden walk path) // The urban wild is—everywhere to be felt—nowhere to be noticed / performance and spatial experience by Mira Samonig
A continuously flowing magnitude; from departed to intended, from not-anymore to not-yet, from memory to anticipation, from past to future. The conceptualized circle of time drags one back and forth, to an extent that the actual present existence seems to fade away in space. This performance invites to question the matter of concrete materiality. The terrain vague of Paljassaare acts as an exploratory space to research theory with one’s own matter, the body.

 

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14.09.2020

NEW DEADLINE 14.09! Competition of applied research and development projects of EKA

Each year, the Estonian Academy of Arts Research and Development Office, in conjunction with the Tallinn City Enterprise Department, holds an applied research and development projects competition to motivate the Academy’s members to apply their academic and research activity in the public and business sectors and to highlight successful collaborative projects.
This year the competition welcomes research and development projects and students’ graduation works with a clear applied output – projects benefitting a company or an institution or with potential to better social well-being in a broader sense.
The works must be completed between 01.09.2019–31.08.2020.
The author(s) of the best project are awarded 1000€, the author(s) of the second best work a prize of 800€.

To submit a project to the competition a completed form together with additional materials must be sent to tao@artun.ee no later than 14 September 2020. The e-mail addresses of all authors of the work must be included among the e-mail recipients.

More info

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NEW DEADLINE 14.09! Competition of applied research and development projects of EKA

Monday 14 September, 2020

Each year, the Estonian Academy of Arts Research and Development Office, in conjunction with the Tallinn City Enterprise Department, holds an applied research and development projects competition to motivate the Academy’s members to apply their academic and research activity in the public and business sectors and to highlight successful collaborative projects.
This year the competition welcomes research and development projects and students’ graduation works with a clear applied output – projects benefitting a company or an institution or with potential to better social well-being in a broader sense.
The works must be completed between 01.09.2019–31.08.2020.
The author(s) of the best project are awarded 1000€, the author(s) of the second best work a prize of 800€.

To submit a project to the competition a completed form together with additional materials must be sent to tao@artun.ee no later than 14 September 2020. The e-mail addresses of all authors of the work must be included among the e-mail recipients.

More info

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04.09.2020 — 18.09.2020

EKA MA students’ project workshop “Looking for a Common Space”

On Friday, 4th of September at 4 pm, the workshop “Looking for a Common Space” will open.
Estonian Academy of Arts students are collectively in a search for a communal space where they can socialize, relax and get inspired. Various workshops will take place throughout a two week period and are open to all EKA students. The workshop poses the question, now that we all share a building again, where has the inspiring atmosphere, collective and feeling of belonging gone that was so characteristic to EKA before? Contemporary art students look at these concerns and transform a classroom into a comfortable space meant for students. The workshop explores academic boundaries. Because the university building is struggling with a lack of space, the only possibility of having a student area is to approach the need through academic matter, applying for
a room under the guise of holding a workshop. To make the workshop appear genuine, an ironic program has been put together that encompasses workshop tasks such as 5 minutes of staring at the ceiling or 1 hour of just being. The project raises the question, what measures need to be taken in order to get a space for students where we can relax, meet new people, share experiences and let loose of the academic atmosphere?
The aim of this project is to get the attention of the university board members. To raise their awareness once more that a space for students is needed in order to fulfill the purpose of this shared building and to rebuild the sense of community.
Participating artists: Sindey Lepp, Johannes Luik, Nusrat Jahan, Ott Lemsaar, Tõnis Laurson , Grete Remmel.

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EKA MA students’ project workshop “Looking for a Common Space”

Friday 04 September, 2020 — Friday 18 September, 2020

On Friday, 4th of September at 4 pm, the workshop “Looking for a Common Space” will open.
Estonian Academy of Arts students are collectively in a search for a communal space where they can socialize, relax and get inspired. Various workshops will take place throughout a two week period and are open to all EKA students. The workshop poses the question, now that we all share a building again, where has the inspiring atmosphere, collective and feeling of belonging gone that was so characteristic to EKA before? Contemporary art students look at these concerns and transform a classroom into a comfortable space meant for students. The workshop explores academic boundaries. Because the university building is struggling with a lack of space, the only possibility of having a student area is to approach the need through academic matter, applying for
a room under the guise of holding a workshop. To make the workshop appear genuine, an ironic program has been put together that encompasses workshop tasks such as 5 minutes of staring at the ceiling or 1 hour of just being. The project raises the question, what measures need to be taken in order to get a space for students where we can relax, meet new people, share experiences and let loose of the academic atmosphere?
The aim of this project is to get the attention of the university board members. To raise their awareness once more that a space for students is needed in order to fulfill the purpose of this shared building and to rebuild the sense of community.
Participating artists: Sindey Lepp, Johannes Luik, Nusrat Jahan, Ott Lemsaar, Tõnis Laurson , Grete Remmel.

Posted by Mari Laaniste — Permalink

24.08.2020

Graduation Ceremonies 2020

The Graduation Ceremonies of this year will take place on August 24th in the EKA hall (room A101, Põhja puiestee 7, Tallinn).

12.00 o’clock – graduates of Faculty of Design

3 o’clock pm – graduates of Doctoral School and the faculties of Architecture, Art Culture and Fine Art

Dear graduates,

Seating is reserved for You in the hall, congratulators can watch the ceremony from the screens placed in the open areas of the 1st floor or through tv.artun.ee

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Graduation Ceremonies 2020

Monday 24 August, 2020

The Graduation Ceremonies of this year will take place on August 24th in the EKA hall (room A101, Põhja puiestee 7, Tallinn).

12.00 o’clock – graduates of Faculty of Design

3 o’clock pm – graduates of Doctoral School and the faculties of Architecture, Art Culture and Fine Art

Dear graduates,

Seating is reserved for You in the hall, congratulators can watch the ceremony from the screens placed in the open areas of the 1st floor or through tv.artun.ee

Posted by Mart Vainre — Permalink

19.08.2020 — 21.08.2020

PORTFOLIO CAFÉ 2020

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Portfolio Café is structured around one-on-one meetings that take place between local and international Fine Arts and Design professionals and graduate students of the Estonian Academy of Arts. Each meeting takes place about 50 minutes. During Portfolio Café sessions students introduce themselves and their work, and expert answer questions, provide recommendations, share contacts, etc. After the first scheduled conversation student moves on to the next selected expert they have signed up for.
All Portfolio Café meetings are in English.

Portfolio Café is a collaborative project between the Faculty of Fine Arts and Faculty of Design.

Registration:
Portfolio Café invites all graduates from BA and MA levels to participate. Also, for the first time there are places available for EKA alumni and graduates from other Estonian higher education institutions.

To participate in the contest, please register here.
Registration is possible until 10.08.2020.

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PORTFOLIO CAFÉ 2020

Wednesday 19 August, 2020 — Friday 21 August, 2020

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Portfolio Café is structured around one-on-one meetings that take place between local and international Fine Arts and Design professionals and graduate students of the Estonian Academy of Arts. Each meeting takes place about 50 minutes. During Portfolio Café sessions students introduce themselves and their work, and expert answer questions, provide recommendations, share contacts, etc. After the first scheduled conversation student moves on to the next selected expert they have signed up for.
All Portfolio Café meetings are in English.

Portfolio Café is a collaborative project between the Faculty of Fine Arts and Faculty of Design.

Registration:
Portfolio Café invites all graduates from BA and MA levels to participate. Also, for the first time there are places available for EKA alumni and graduates from other Estonian higher education institutions.

To participate in the contest, please register here.
Registration is possible until 10.08.2020.

Posted by Madis Luik — Permalink

16.06.2020

WDBE 2020 lead-in seminar ‘Integrated Design’

An online seminar entitled ‘Integrated Design’ is being held from 13:00-15:30 on 16 June as part of WDBE 2020.

The World Summit on the Digital Built Environment or WDBE 2020, which is the third in the series, is being hosted this autumn in Tallinn and Helsinki. The topics to be covered at the summit will put participants on paths to the future and give them the chance to think big and dream up the world in which we will be living in 10-30 years’ time. A number of events will be taking place ahead of the summit, including the seminar being held on 16 June.

The online event, which will be taking place at the Estonian Academy of Arts (EAA), will showcase a variety of interdisciplinary practices as well as examples of cooperation between architects and engineers and of the relationships between design and the construction industry.

Andres Ojari, the dean of the Faculty of Architecture at the EAA, says that the ongoing health crisis has completely changed people’s working habits and the way they work with other people. “Remote work has become the new normal, with technology allowing us to exchange knowledge, experience, expert assessments and analyses in real time,” he said. “Instead of the linear, stage-by-stage way we’ve been organising our work to date, we’re working together on processes that are taking place in parallel. So you might find an engineer working out a construction solution before the plans for the building in question have been finalised, with the framework provided by the manufacturer being the starting point for spatial ideas. A well-planned and well-integrated design model allows you to see straight away the consequences of every line you draw on the construction, on its manufacturing, on energy efficiency and on everything else you can determine through calculations.”

Taking to the virtual stage at the seminar will be respected speakers from the fields of architecture, engineering and urban planning from both Estonia and abroad.

Programme

13:00 Introduction | Moderated by Jaan Saar (Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications)
13:05 ‘The 7th Transformation. A new mandate for cities, a new model for developers’ | Damiano Cerrone (DEMOS Helsinki)
13:30 ‘New production lines for architecture: An integrated model for architecture and engineering in practice and academy’| Adam Orlinski (Bollinger und Grohmann Engineering), Sille Pihlak & Siim Tuksam  (EAA & PART)
14:15 ‘Digital tools and platform technologies for industrialised construction’ | Phil Langely (Bryden Wood) & Renee Puusepp  (Creatomus Solutions &  EAA)
15:00 ‘City and Data’ | Professor Thomas Auer  (TRANSSOLAR Energietechnik)
15:15-15:30 Questions & closing discussion involving all participants

The Tallinn programme of WDBE 2020 is being curated by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications and the Estonian Digital Construction Cluster, of which the EAA is a member. The programme is being supported by Enterprise Estonia with financing from the European Regional Development Fund. The main organiser of WDBE 2020 is KiraHUB in Finland.

Register for the seminar at https://kirahub.org/en/wdbe2020/wdbe2020-integrated-design.

For further information please contact:

Andres Ojari
Dean of the Faculty of Architecture of the Estonian Academy of Arts & Member of the Management Board of the Estonian Digital Construction Cluster
andres.ojari@artun.ee
Mobile: +372 50 99 350

Ingrid Piirsalu
Communications Manager for the Estonian Digital Construction Cluster
ingrid@digitaalehitus.ee
Mobile: +372 5646 4035

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WDBE 2020 lead-in seminar ‘Integrated Design’

Tuesday 16 June, 2020

An online seminar entitled ‘Integrated Design’ is being held from 13:00-15:30 on 16 June as part of WDBE 2020.

The World Summit on the Digital Built Environment or WDBE 2020, which is the third in the series, is being hosted this autumn in Tallinn and Helsinki. The topics to be covered at the summit will put participants on paths to the future and give them the chance to think big and dream up the world in which we will be living in 10-30 years’ time. A number of events will be taking place ahead of the summit, including the seminar being held on 16 June.

The online event, which will be taking place at the Estonian Academy of Arts (EAA), will showcase a variety of interdisciplinary practices as well as examples of cooperation between architects and engineers and of the relationships between design and the construction industry.

Andres Ojari, the dean of the Faculty of Architecture at the EAA, says that the ongoing health crisis has completely changed people’s working habits and the way they work with other people. “Remote work has become the new normal, with technology allowing us to exchange knowledge, experience, expert assessments and analyses in real time,” he said. “Instead of the linear, stage-by-stage way we’ve been organising our work to date, we’re working together on processes that are taking place in parallel. So you might find an engineer working out a construction solution before the plans for the building in question have been finalised, with the framework provided by the manufacturer being the starting point for spatial ideas. A well-planned and well-integrated design model allows you to see straight away the consequences of every line you draw on the construction, on its manufacturing, on energy efficiency and on everything else you can determine through calculations.”

Taking to the virtual stage at the seminar will be respected speakers from the fields of architecture, engineering and urban planning from both Estonia and abroad.

Programme

13:00 Introduction | Moderated by Jaan Saar (Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications)
13:05 ‘The 7th Transformation. A new mandate for cities, a new model for developers’ | Damiano Cerrone (DEMOS Helsinki)
13:30 ‘New production lines for architecture: An integrated model for architecture and engineering in practice and academy’| Adam Orlinski (Bollinger und Grohmann Engineering), Sille Pihlak & Siim Tuksam  (EAA & PART)
14:15 ‘Digital tools and platform technologies for industrialised construction’ | Phil Langely (Bryden Wood) & Renee Puusepp  (Creatomus Solutions &  EAA)
15:00 ‘City and Data’ | Professor Thomas Auer  (TRANSSOLAR Energietechnik)
15:15-15:30 Questions & closing discussion involving all participants

The Tallinn programme of WDBE 2020 is being curated by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications and the Estonian Digital Construction Cluster, of which the EAA is a member. The programme is being supported by Enterprise Estonia with financing from the European Regional Development Fund. The main organiser of WDBE 2020 is KiraHUB in Finland.

Register for the seminar at https://kirahub.org/en/wdbe2020/wdbe2020-integrated-design.

For further information please contact:

Andres Ojari
Dean of the Faculty of Architecture of the Estonian Academy of Arts & Member of the Management Board of the Estonian Digital Construction Cluster
andres.ojari@artun.ee
Mobile: +372 50 99 350

Ingrid Piirsalu
Communications Manager for the Estonian Digital Construction Cluster
ingrid@digitaalehitus.ee
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17.06.2020

Presenting: History of Estonian Art, volume 4: 1840–1900

The book launch of the newest volume from the series History of Estonian Art, Volume 4, covering the years 1840–1900, will take place at the Kadriorg Art Museum in Tallinn on June 17th, starting at 17:00.

The editor of the volume is Juta Keevallik, the contributing authors are Tiina Abel, Jüri Hain, Karin Hallas-Murula, Lilian Hansar, Ants Hein, Juta Keevallik, Kaalu Kirme, Tiina-Mall Kreem, Mai Levin, Tõnis Liibek, Aleksander Pantelejev, Reet Piiri, Juta Saron, Mart Siilivask, Egle Tamm. The head editor of the series is Krista Kodres. The publishers of the book are Estonian Academy of Arts and Kultuurilehe AS, the volume was funded by the Estonian Academy of Arts and the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.

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Presenting: History of Estonian Art, volume 4: 1840–1900

Wednesday 17 June, 2020

The book launch of the newest volume from the series History of Estonian Art, Volume 4, covering the years 1840–1900, will take place at the Kadriorg Art Museum in Tallinn on June 17th, starting at 17:00.

The editor of the volume is Juta Keevallik, the contributing authors are Tiina Abel, Jüri Hain, Karin Hallas-Murula, Lilian Hansar, Ants Hein, Juta Keevallik, Kaalu Kirme, Tiina-Mall Kreem, Mai Levin, Tõnis Liibek, Aleksander Pantelejev, Reet Piiri, Juta Saron, Mart Siilivask, Egle Tamm. The head editor of the series is Krista Kodres. The publishers of the book are Estonian Academy of Arts and Kultuurilehe AS, the volume was funded by the Estonian Academy of Arts and the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.

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