Events

30.04.2021

Online Symposium: Crafting Situations – Conversations exploring public private boundaries in the (present pandemic impacted) city

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This Friday, 30 April there will be an online symposium “Crafting Situations – Conversations exploring public private boundaries in the (present pandemic impacted) city” in four sessions 13:00–17:00. 

Join the symposium here or on the Crafting Conversations platform here.

“Crafting Situations – Conversations exploring public private boundaries in the (present pandemic impacted) city” is an experimental symposium conducted and developed through a collaboration between the projects Crafting Situations of Knowledge Exchange at HDK Valand Academy of Art and Design Gothenburg, SE, and curation of conversations that investigate the different public private boundaries in the city at Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA), EE.

 

Schedule of the symposium:

 

13:00–13:45 EET

“weaving urban intersections on the crossroads of nature connections” – A Game of Associations moderated through the “Polledge” format

Guest speaker: Ott Kagovere

“weaving urban intersections on the crossroads of nature connections” – A Game of Associations curated by Louise Borinski, Björn Giesecke, Malin Hilding

Format “Polledge” crafted by Hanna Peterson, Emil Söderberg, Fanny Däldborg, Bekhar Azimov, Malene Valentin

 

14:00–14:45 EET

“Surveillance: Losing Control” discussed “in the Dark”

Guest speaker: Damiano Cerrone

“Surveillance: Losing Control” curated by Nursultan Barun and Bruce Shujun Wang

Format “In the Dark” crafted by Anna Roth, Daniela Kaiser, Shirun Zheng

 

15:00–15:45 EET

“Outsiders” negotiated via “Bread for the Table”

Guest speaker: Marge Monko & Margit Säde

“Outsiders” curated by Francesca Keaveney

Format “Bread for the table” crafted by Lea Wilhelm, Julia Tienvieri, Daniel Palatz, Hannah Simann Ax, Lucrezia Sterrantino, Victor Nilsson

 

16:00–16:45 EET

“A Wish to Meet” via “The Pace”

Guest speakers: Marek Glow & Uku Sepsivart

“A Wish to Meet” curated by Paula Buskevica and Katarina Sarap

Format “The Pace” crafted by Julia Niklasson, John Wattström, Ellen Solding, Katarina Frisö, Gabriella Di Feola

 

About Crafting Conversations

Crafting Conversations is a platform and approach to investigate situations of knowledge exchange as a matter for design. This means, to shift focus from WHAT to HOW knowledge is exchanged, transferred, created and thus shapes/influences WHAT content can be said, perceived, shared and created.

The Symposium “Crafting Situations – Conversations exploring public boundaries in the (present pandemic impacted) city is the result of a collaboration between the Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn and HDK Valand – Academy of Art and Design, Gothenburg. It is conceived and mentored by Sandra Nuut, and Prof. Judith Seng, Berlin/Gothenburg. HDK Valand MFA Design students have developed scores and formats of knowledge exchange and the students of Estonian Academy of Arts have curated topics through the provided formats. The final contributions for the Symposium have been developed through a collaborative rehearsing week in which the relation between HOW and WHAT has been explored by the students.

The Symposium “Crafting Situations – Conversations exploring public boundaries in the (present pandemic impacted) city takes place as part of the public programme of the exhibition Acting Things VIII – Silent Conversations by Judith Seng and curated by Sandra Nuut at the Tallinn Art Hall, 5 June–1 August, 2021.

 

Symposium is supported by CIRRUS/Nordplus

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Online Symposium: Crafting Situations – Conversations exploring public private boundaries in the (present pandemic impacted) city

Friday 30 April, 2021

Screenshot 2021-04-27 at 17.11.30

This Friday, 30 April there will be an online symposium “Crafting Situations – Conversations exploring public private boundaries in the (present pandemic impacted) city” in four sessions 13:00–17:00. 

Join the symposium here or on the Crafting Conversations platform here.

“Crafting Situations – Conversations exploring public private boundaries in the (present pandemic impacted) city” is an experimental symposium conducted and developed through a collaboration between the projects Crafting Situations of Knowledge Exchange at HDK Valand Academy of Art and Design Gothenburg, SE, and curation of conversations that investigate the different public private boundaries in the city at Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA), EE.

 

Schedule of the symposium:

 

13:00–13:45 EET

“weaving urban intersections on the crossroads of nature connections” – A Game of Associations moderated through the “Polledge” format

Guest speaker: Ott Kagovere

“weaving urban intersections on the crossroads of nature connections” – A Game of Associations curated by Louise Borinski, Björn Giesecke, Malin Hilding

Format “Polledge” crafted by Hanna Peterson, Emil Söderberg, Fanny Däldborg, Bekhar Azimov, Malene Valentin

 

14:00–14:45 EET

“Surveillance: Losing Control” discussed “in the Dark”

Guest speaker: Damiano Cerrone

“Surveillance: Losing Control” curated by Nursultan Barun and Bruce Shujun Wang

Format “In the Dark” crafted by Anna Roth, Daniela Kaiser, Shirun Zheng

 

15:00–15:45 EET

“Outsiders” negotiated via “Bread for the Table”

Guest speaker: Marge Monko & Margit Säde

“Outsiders” curated by Francesca Keaveney

Format “Bread for the table” crafted by Lea Wilhelm, Julia Tienvieri, Daniel Palatz, Hannah Simann Ax, Lucrezia Sterrantino, Victor Nilsson

 

16:00–16:45 EET

“A Wish to Meet” via “The Pace”

Guest speakers: Marek Glow & Uku Sepsivart

“A Wish to Meet” curated by Paula Buskevica and Katarina Sarap

Format “The Pace” crafted by Julia Niklasson, John Wattström, Ellen Solding, Katarina Frisö, Gabriella Di Feola

 

About Crafting Conversations

Crafting Conversations is a platform and approach to investigate situations of knowledge exchange as a matter for design. This means, to shift focus from WHAT to HOW knowledge is exchanged, transferred, created and thus shapes/influences WHAT content can be said, perceived, shared and created.

The Symposium “Crafting Situations – Conversations exploring public boundaries in the (present pandemic impacted) city is the result of a collaboration between the Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn and HDK Valand – Academy of Art and Design, Gothenburg. It is conceived and mentored by Sandra Nuut, and Prof. Judith Seng, Berlin/Gothenburg. HDK Valand MFA Design students have developed scores and formats of knowledge exchange and the students of Estonian Academy of Arts have curated topics through the provided formats. The final contributions for the Symposium have been developed through a collaborative rehearsing week in which the relation between HOW and WHAT has been explored by the students.

The Symposium “Crafting Situations – Conversations exploring public boundaries in the (present pandemic impacted) city takes place as part of the public programme of the exhibition Acting Things VIII – Silent Conversations by Judith Seng and curated by Sandra Nuut at the Tallinn Art Hall, 5 June–1 August, 2021.

 

Symposium is supported by CIRRUS/Nordplus

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15.04.2021

Ehituskunst #60: Jan Verwijnen. Presentation and conference

On April 15, a special issue of Ehituskunst #60: Jan Verwijnen will be presented and a memorial conference will be held.

The access to the conference will be on the Zoom channel from 2 to 6 pm (Times CET+1, Estonia). Pre-registration is not required, presentations are in English.

All are welcome!

The special issue of Ehituskunst focuses on the legacy of the deceased architect and lecturer Jan Verwijnen (1949–2005) in interpreting urban space. The authors of the publication and former colleagues exchange views on the development of urban planning, architectural thought and education, and Jan Verwijnen’s contribution to it.

 

EHITUSKUNST #60 JAN VERWIJNEN. CREATIVE THOUGHT AND URBAN CHANGE

Link to the event April 15, 2 to 6 pm (Times CET+1, Estonia):

https://zoom.us/j/99727563770

 

PROGRAM

 

14:00 Opening

            Andres Ojari, Dean Faculty of Architecture EKA Tallinn

14:10 Introduction to Ehituskunst journal

            Eik Hermann, Editor-in-chief Ehituskunst, EKA Tallinn

14:20 Ehituskunst #60 Jan Verwijnen: Creative Thought and Urban Change

Introduction by the editors of the issue

            Panu Lehtovuori, Professor of Urban Theory Tampere University

            Klaske Havik, Professor Methods of Analysis and Imagination, TU Delft

 

14:45 Session 1 Creative thought

Talks by authors of the issue and discussion

            Toni Kauppilla, Professor and  Head of the Interior Architecture and Furniture Design at Oslo National Academy of the Arts in Norway.

            Verena von Beckerath, Heide&Von Beckerath architects Berlin, professor Design and Housing, Bauhaus-University, Weimar.

15:45 break

 

16:00 Session 2 Urban Change

Talks by authors of the issue and discussion

            Pia Ilonen, architect, ILO architects, Helsinki

            Steve McAdam & Christina Norton, Fluid architecture, urbanism, participation, London / Soundings, London

17:00 About the Urban Studies program at EKA

            Maros Krivy, Professor of Urban Studies, EKA

 

17:30 Discussion and celebration

 

JAN VERWIJNEN (1949–2005) graduated as an architect from ETH Zürich in 1976. After work in Switzerland and the Netherlands, including a period in Rem Koolhaas’ OMA in Rotterdam, he moved to Helsinki at the turn of the 1990s. In the quickly evolving Nordic and Baltic context, Jan Verwijnen took active academic and societal positions. He reshaped the education and research of interior architecture at the University of Art and Design (UIAH), today part of Aalto University, and initiated the Urban Studies programme at the Estonian Academy of Arts in 2004

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Ehituskunst #60: Jan Verwijnen. Presentation and conference

Thursday 15 April, 2021

On April 15, a special issue of Ehituskunst #60: Jan Verwijnen will be presented and a memorial conference will be held.

The access to the conference will be on the Zoom channel from 2 to 6 pm (Times CET+1, Estonia). Pre-registration is not required, presentations are in English.

All are welcome!

The special issue of Ehituskunst focuses on the legacy of the deceased architect and lecturer Jan Verwijnen (1949–2005) in interpreting urban space. The authors of the publication and former colleagues exchange views on the development of urban planning, architectural thought and education, and Jan Verwijnen’s contribution to it.

 

EHITUSKUNST #60 JAN VERWIJNEN. CREATIVE THOUGHT AND URBAN CHANGE

Link to the event April 15, 2 to 6 pm (Times CET+1, Estonia):

https://zoom.us/j/99727563770

 

PROGRAM

 

14:00 Opening

            Andres Ojari, Dean Faculty of Architecture EKA Tallinn

14:10 Introduction to Ehituskunst journal

            Eik Hermann, Editor-in-chief Ehituskunst, EKA Tallinn

14:20 Ehituskunst #60 Jan Verwijnen: Creative Thought and Urban Change

Introduction by the editors of the issue

            Panu Lehtovuori, Professor of Urban Theory Tampere University

            Klaske Havik, Professor Methods of Analysis and Imagination, TU Delft

 

14:45 Session 1 Creative thought

Talks by authors of the issue and discussion

            Toni Kauppilla, Professor and  Head of the Interior Architecture and Furniture Design at Oslo National Academy of the Arts in Norway.

            Verena von Beckerath, Heide&Von Beckerath architects Berlin, professor Design and Housing, Bauhaus-University, Weimar.

15:45 break

 

16:00 Session 2 Urban Change

Talks by authors of the issue and discussion

            Pia Ilonen, architect, ILO architects, Helsinki

            Steve McAdam & Christina Norton, Fluid architecture, urbanism, participation, London / Soundings, London

17:00 About the Urban Studies program at EKA

            Maros Krivy, Professor of Urban Studies, EKA

 

17:30 Discussion and celebration

 

JAN VERWIJNEN (1949–2005) graduated as an architect from ETH Zürich in 1976. After work in Switzerland and the Netherlands, including a period in Rem Koolhaas’ OMA in Rotterdam, he moved to Helsinki at the turn of the 1990s. In the quickly evolving Nordic and Baltic context, Jan Verwijnen took active academic and societal positions. He reshaped the education and research of interior architecture at the University of Art and Design (UIAH), today part of Aalto University, and initiated the Urban Studies programme at the Estonian Academy of Arts in 2004

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19.04.2021 — 23.04.2021

PORTFOLIO CAFÉ 2021

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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. Each meeting takes place about 50 minutes. During Portfolio Café sessions students introduce themselves and their work, and experts share their observations, provide recommendations ask, questions 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 fine art and design students from the MA level to participate. The spots are limited and participants will be chosen according to the provided portfolios. The reviews are considered as part of the studies and you may receive credits for participating (3 ECTS).

To apply, please fill our this registration form before April 12, 2021 and upload your portfolio.

Find detailed information about our experts in the registration form.

Portfolio Café is supported by the European Regional Development Fund.

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PORTFOLIO CAFÉ 2021

Monday 19 April, 2021 — Friday 23 April, 2021

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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. Each meeting takes place about 50 minutes. During Portfolio Café sessions students introduce themselves and their work, and experts share their observations, provide recommendations ask, questions 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 fine art and design students from the MA level to participate. The spots are limited and participants will be chosen according to the provided portfolios. The reviews are considered as part of the studies and you may receive credits for participating (3 ECTS).

To apply, please fill our this registration form before April 12, 2021 and upload your portfolio.

Find detailed information about our experts in the registration form.

Portfolio Café is supported by the European Regional Development Fund.

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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

ZOOM LINK HERE

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

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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

ZOOM LINK HERE

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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