Events

17.12.2015

Beatrice von Bismarck open lecture

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On Thursday, December 17th 6PM we are pleased to host curator and professor of Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig Beatrice von Bismarck who will hold an open lecture „Valorisation Machines or The Exhibition as (Re-)Staging: “When Attitudes Become Form – Bern 1969/ Venice 2013”, Venice Biennial 2013“. The lecture will take place at the main hall of Estonian Academy of Sciences, Kohtu 6.

Exhibitions are in general performative. They bring their exhibits on stage by making them public. Furthermore they involve them in a process of meaning production through embedding them into new constellations. Over the course of processes of shifts and transpositions, additions and commentaries they create different relations between the exhibits and other objects on show as well as display devices, sites and spaces, people and discourses. Exhibitions are thus always temporally defined and this through the temporary structure of their exhibits as much as through their own rhythms, processes and duration.
With the exhibition “When Attitudes Become Form” (Bern, 1969) process and ephemerality have been inscribed not only into the history of art but also into the rather younger history of exhibitions. While a number of other curatorial initiatives around the late 1960s and early 1970s offered similarly oriented contributions to the discourse, the Swiss show and its curator Harald Szeemann acquired a particularly outstanding, almost legendary reputation. The re-staging of this show in 2013 in Venice at the Prada Foundation under the title of “When Attitudes Become Form -Bern 1969/ Venice 2013” implied a de-contextualisation and a resulting shift of meaning not only in aesthetic terms. Hand in hand with the alterations of the temporal and material conditions of the exhibits went a number of re-valorisations and capitalizations, which affected the artistic works, but also the participating artists, the curators and the exhibition itself. The Venice exhibition can thus be treated as a paradigm not only with regards to the theatrical nature of exhibiting but also to the meaning and value production of its performative capacities.

Beatrice von Bismarck (Leipzig/ Berlin), professor at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig for Art History, Visual Culture and Cultures of the Curatorial. 1989 – 1993 Städel Museum, Frankfurt/Main curator 20th Century art. 1993 – 1999 Lüneburg University, co-founder and -director of the project-space „Kunstraum der Universität Lüneburg“. 2000 co-founder of the project-space „/D/O/C/K-Projektbereich“. 2009 initiator of the MA-program “Cultures of the Curatorial“. Research areas: The curatorial; effects of neo-liberalism and globalization on the cultural field; postmodern concepts of the „artist“.
Currently on research leave for a book on “The Curatorial” financed by the “Opus magnum”-program of the VWStiftung.

Publications include: – Games Fights Collaborations. Art and Cultural Studies in the 90s, Ostfildern-Ruit 1996. (ed. with Diethelm Stoller, Ulf Wuggenig); – Interarchive. Archival Practices and Sites in the Contemporary Art Field, Cologne 2002. (ed. with Hans-Peter Feldmann, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Diethelm Stoller, Ulf Wuggenig); – Grenzbespielungen. Visuelle Politik in der Übergangszone (Performing the Border. Visual Politics in Zones of Transgression), (ed.), Cologne 2005; – Globalisierung/Hierarchisierung. Kulturelle Dominanzen in Kunst und Kunstgeschichte (Globalization/ Hierarchization. Cultural Dominances in Art and Art History), Marburg 2005 (ed. with Irene Below); – beyond education. Kunst, Ausbildung, Arbeit und Ökonomie, (beyond education. Art, Education, Work and Economy), Frankfurt a. M. 2005 (ed. with Alexander Koch); – Nach Bourdieu: Visualität, Kunst, Politik (After Bourdieu. Visuality, Art, Politics), Vienna 2008 (ed. with Therese Kaufmann, Ulf Wuggenig); – Auftritt als Künstler (Performance as Artist), Cologne 2010; – Cultures of the Curatorial (ed. With Jörn Schaffaf and Thomas Weski), Berlin 2012; – Timing – On the Temporal Dimension of Exhibiting (ed. with Rike Frank, Benjamin Meyer-Krahmer, Jörn Schafaff, and Thomas Weski), Berlin 2014; – Hospitality – Hosting Relations in Exhibitions, (ed. with Benjamin Meyer-Krahmer), Berlin (about to come out in January 2016).

The public lecture will be preceded by a reading group of prof von Bismarck’s earlier texts, to be taking place on Wednesday, December 9th at 4PM at the Centre for Contemporary Art Estonia, please register rebeka@cca.ee.
Beatrice von Bismarck will also be holding a seminar at the Institute of Art History on December 18th, 10 AM, room 104. For participation please email ingrid.ruudi@artun.ee

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Beatrice von Bismarck open lecture

Thursday 17 December, 2015

bismarck

On Thursday, December 17th 6PM we are pleased to host curator and professor of Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig Beatrice von Bismarck who will hold an open lecture „Valorisation Machines or The Exhibition as (Re-)Staging: “When Attitudes Become Form – Bern 1969/ Venice 2013”, Venice Biennial 2013“. The lecture will take place at the main hall of Estonian Academy of Sciences, Kohtu 6.

Exhibitions are in general performative. They bring their exhibits on stage by making them public. Furthermore they involve them in a process of meaning production through embedding them into new constellations. Over the course of processes of shifts and transpositions, additions and commentaries they create different relations between the exhibits and other objects on show as well as display devices, sites and spaces, people and discourses. Exhibitions are thus always temporally defined and this through the temporary structure of their exhibits as much as through their own rhythms, processes and duration.
With the exhibition “When Attitudes Become Form” (Bern, 1969) process and ephemerality have been inscribed not only into the history of art but also into the rather younger history of exhibitions. While a number of other curatorial initiatives around the late 1960s and early 1970s offered similarly oriented contributions to the discourse, the Swiss show and its curator Harald Szeemann acquired a particularly outstanding, almost legendary reputation. The re-staging of this show in 2013 in Venice at the Prada Foundation under the title of “When Attitudes Become Form -Bern 1969/ Venice 2013” implied a de-contextualisation and a resulting shift of meaning not only in aesthetic terms. Hand in hand with the alterations of the temporal and material conditions of the exhibits went a number of re-valorisations and capitalizations, which affected the artistic works, but also the participating artists, the curators and the exhibition itself. The Venice exhibition can thus be treated as a paradigm not only with regards to the theatrical nature of exhibiting but also to the meaning and value production of its performative capacities.

Beatrice von Bismarck (Leipzig/ Berlin), professor at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig for Art History, Visual Culture and Cultures of the Curatorial. 1989 – 1993 Städel Museum, Frankfurt/Main curator 20th Century art. 1993 – 1999 Lüneburg University, co-founder and -director of the project-space „Kunstraum der Universität Lüneburg“. 2000 co-founder of the project-space „/D/O/C/K-Projektbereich“. 2009 initiator of the MA-program “Cultures of the Curatorial“. Research areas: The curatorial; effects of neo-liberalism and globalization on the cultural field; postmodern concepts of the „artist“.
Currently on research leave for a book on “The Curatorial” financed by the “Opus magnum”-program of the VWStiftung.

Publications include: – Games Fights Collaborations. Art and Cultural Studies in the 90s, Ostfildern-Ruit 1996. (ed. with Diethelm Stoller, Ulf Wuggenig); – Interarchive. Archival Practices and Sites in the Contemporary Art Field, Cologne 2002. (ed. with Hans-Peter Feldmann, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Diethelm Stoller, Ulf Wuggenig); – Grenzbespielungen. Visuelle Politik in der Übergangszone (Performing the Border. Visual Politics in Zones of Transgression), (ed.), Cologne 2005; – Globalisierung/Hierarchisierung. Kulturelle Dominanzen in Kunst und Kunstgeschichte (Globalization/ Hierarchization. Cultural Dominances in Art and Art History), Marburg 2005 (ed. with Irene Below); – beyond education. Kunst, Ausbildung, Arbeit und Ökonomie, (beyond education. Art, Education, Work and Economy), Frankfurt a. M. 2005 (ed. with Alexander Koch); – Nach Bourdieu: Visualität, Kunst, Politik (After Bourdieu. Visuality, Art, Politics), Vienna 2008 (ed. with Therese Kaufmann, Ulf Wuggenig); – Auftritt als Künstler (Performance as Artist), Cologne 2010; – Cultures of the Curatorial (ed. With Jörn Schaffaf and Thomas Weski), Berlin 2012; – Timing – On the Temporal Dimension of Exhibiting (ed. with Rike Frank, Benjamin Meyer-Krahmer, Jörn Schafaff, and Thomas Weski), Berlin 2014; – Hospitality – Hosting Relations in Exhibitions, (ed. with Benjamin Meyer-Krahmer), Berlin (about to come out in January 2016).

The public lecture will be preceded by a reading group of prof von Bismarck’s earlier texts, to be taking place on Wednesday, December 9th at 4PM at the Centre for Contemporary Art Estonia, please register rebeka@cca.ee.
Beatrice von Bismarck will also be holding a seminar at the Institute of Art History on December 18th, 10 AM, room 104. For participation please email ingrid.ruudi@artun.ee

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05.11.2015

Open Lecture by LEAH EDWARDS: ARTS INNOVATION AND GREEN/ENVIRONMENTAL BUSINESS: HOW IS ART MADE, HOW IS IT FUNDED AND DELIVERED USING TECHNOLOGY

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Leah Edwards
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
Nov 5, 2015
Estonia pst 7, rm 440A
Tallinn
Leah Edwards, the Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in the Stanford Graduate School of Business will give a talk at the Estonian Academy of Arts on November 5th at 3.30 – 5.00 pm. She will discuss the topics of Arts Innovation and Green/ Environmental Business: how is art made, how is it funded and delivered using technology. Also, how to get a business to make a difference and make changes that are good for the environment and the next generation.
The lecture is open to all interested and will take place in the Estonian Academy of Arts main building at Estonia pst 7, room 440A .

Leah Edwards directs the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she manages entrepreneurial course creation, experiential learning in innovation, case writing, the creation on online learning tools, and more. She combines hands-on entrepreneurial experience with the latest studies of the innovation mindset, optimal team formation and design thinking.
Prior to returning to the GSB, Leah was a serial startup co-founder and consultant to other entrepreneurs and corporations. Most recently, Leah was co-founder of Overstat, an online analytics and conversion rate optimization platform, sold to Tealeaf Technology in December 2011 (now part of IBM). Some of her prior projects include helping to grow a software company called Building Solutions, which she then helped to sell to SolarCity. She also helped sell GreenHomeGuide to the Green Building Council and launched the first green blog network, GreenOptions, which was purchased by Virgance (now 1Bog.com).
Leah began her entrepreneurial career by launching products for companies such as Intuit, Sega of America, Oracle and Taligent (a joint venture of IBM and Apple Computing) then co-founded her first startup in the late 90’s, Post Communications, which was funded by Mohr Davidow and sold to Netcentives for $380 million.
Leah also holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA and Certificate of Public Management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business along with her MBA.
Leah Edwards is visiting Estonia by the invitation of the Embassy of the United States of America.

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Open Lecture by LEAH EDWARDS: ARTS INNOVATION AND GREEN/ENVIRONMENTAL BUSINESS: HOW IS ART MADE, HOW IS IT FUNDED AND DELIVERED USING TECHNOLOGY

Thursday 05 November, 2015

leah_edwards_2

Leah Edwards
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
Nov 5, 2015
Estonia pst 7, rm 440A
Tallinn
Leah Edwards, the Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in the Stanford Graduate School of Business will give a talk at the Estonian Academy of Arts on November 5th at 3.30 – 5.00 pm. She will discuss the topics of Arts Innovation and Green/ Environmental Business: how is art made, how is it funded and delivered using technology. Also, how to get a business to make a difference and make changes that are good for the environment and the next generation.
The lecture is open to all interested and will take place in the Estonian Academy of Arts main building at Estonia pst 7, room 440A .

Leah Edwards directs the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she manages entrepreneurial course creation, experiential learning in innovation, case writing, the creation on online learning tools, and more. She combines hands-on entrepreneurial experience with the latest studies of the innovation mindset, optimal team formation and design thinking.
Prior to returning to the GSB, Leah was a serial startup co-founder and consultant to other entrepreneurs and corporations. Most recently, Leah was co-founder of Overstat, an online analytics and conversion rate optimization platform, sold to Tealeaf Technology in December 2011 (now part of IBM). Some of her prior projects include helping to grow a software company called Building Solutions, which she then helped to sell to SolarCity. She also helped sell GreenHomeGuide to the Green Building Council and launched the first green blog network, GreenOptions, which was purchased by Virgance (now 1Bog.com).
Leah began her entrepreneurial career by launching products for companies such as Intuit, Sega of America, Oracle and Taligent (a joint venture of IBM and Apple Computing) then co-founded her first startup in the late 90’s, Post Communications, which was funded by Mohr Davidow and sold to Netcentives for $380 million.
Leah also holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA and Certificate of Public Management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business along with her MBA.
Leah Edwards is visiting Estonia by the invitation of the Embassy of the United States of America.

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18.09.2015 — 31.12.2015

Vision Conference of the Estonian Academy of Arts 2015, videos

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Estonian Academy of Arts held a conference at the Parliament building on September 18, 2015. Speeches were given by experts from Estonia and abroad, including:
Yoko Alender, Architect, alumnus of EAA, member of the Culture Committee of the Parliament of Estonia
Tarmo Soomere, President of the Academy of Sciences, Estonia
Mart Kalm, Rector of the Estonian Academy of Arts
Bonne Zabolotney, Vice President of Emily Carr University of Art and Design
Shery Wills, Dean of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design
Maria Lantin, Director of Research, Emily Carr University of Art and Design
Ionel Lehari, Alumnus of EAA, Head of Communications Agency Creative Union
Toomas Tammis, Dean of Faculty of Architecture, EAA
Jan van Boeckel, Professor of Art Education, EAA

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Vision Conference of the Estonian Academy of Arts 2015, videos

Friday 18 September, 2015 — Thursday 31 December, 2015

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Estonian Academy of Arts held a conference at the Parliament building on September 18, 2015. Speeches were given by experts from Estonia and abroad, including:
Yoko Alender, Architect, alumnus of EAA, member of the Culture Committee of the Parliament of Estonia
Tarmo Soomere, President of the Academy of Sciences, Estonia
Mart Kalm, Rector of the Estonian Academy of Arts
Bonne Zabolotney, Vice President of Emily Carr University of Art and Design
Shery Wills, Dean of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design
Maria Lantin, Director of Research, Emily Carr University of Art and Design
Ionel Lehari, Alumnus of EAA, Head of Communications Agency Creative Union
Toomas Tammis, Dean of Faculty of Architecture, EAA
Jan van Boeckel, Professor of Art Education, EAA

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18.11.2015 — 11.01.2016

Autumn Semester of 2015/2016 Academic Year Doctoral and Master Thesis Defences in EAA

Autumn semester’s final thesis defendings take place:
Art and Design defending is on 18.11.2015 at 13.00 at Kiriku plats 1-201
Scenography MA defending is on 11.01.2016 at 10.00 at Lembitu 12

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Autumn Semester of 2015/2016 Academic Year Doctoral and Master Thesis Defences in EAA

Wednesday 18 November, 2015 — Monday 11 January, 2016

Autumn semester’s final thesis defendings take place:
Art and Design defending is on 18.11.2015 at 13.00 at Kiriku plats 1-201
Scenography MA defending is on 11.01.2016 at 10.00 at Lembitu 12

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25.11.2015 — 26.11.2015

EKSIG 2015: Tangible means – experiential knowledge through materials 25-26 November 2015

EKSIG 2015: Tangible means – experiential knowledge through materials
25-26 November 2015
International Conference 2015 of the DRS Special Interest Group on Experiential Knowledge at Design School Kolding & University of Southern Denmark.
REGISTRATION OPEN!
EKSIG 2015 will address the theme of “Tangible means – experiential knowledge through materials”. It will be convened by the DRS Special Interest Group on Experiential Knowledge (EKSIG), and hosted by Design School Kolding and University of Southern Denmark.
PLEASE NOTICE: EARLY BIRD FEE IS DUE ON 25 OCTOBER!
CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Professor Lene Tanggaard (University of Aalborg, DK)
Professor Carole Collet (Central saint Martins, University of the Arts, UK)
Dr Elvin Karana (Delft University of Technology, NL)
We expect to launch the full program medio October.
REGISTRATION OPEN NOW AT:
http://experientialknowledge.org.uk/fees_2015.html
EKSIG 2015 aims to provide a forum for debate about materials as a means for knowledge generation by professionals and academic researchers, exploring the role and relationship of generating and evaluating new and existing knowledge in the creative disciplines and beyond.
In recent years many creative disciplines have shifted focus from what is produced to why it is produced and how it is used. This includes a growing interest for combining craft traditions with design and other related issues such as sustainability. As early as 1983 Schön defined designing “as a conversation with the materials of a situation” (Schön 1983: 78) and the designer as a maker of things even though it is acknowledged that the concept of design can be broader than ‘making things’. Also in the 1980s Manzini (1989: 17) pointed out a need for further development of cognitive tools and cultural references in order to catch up with the technical and scientific development of materials. Recently Karana et al. (2014) have expressed a need to study not only the functional but also the experiential side of materials. Thus, material knowledge is not only about ‘scientific’ facts such as functional and technical properties. It also encompasses personal, experiential, cultural, emotional, environmental and social aspects. In many disciplines, materials pervade all parts of practice, from the processes to the creation of artefacts and/or other kinds of physical manifestations and the interpretation through other professionals, such as curators, critics, historians etc.
With this conference, we wish to explore different ways in which experiential knowledge through materials can be given more appropriate consideration within the framework of research. This may include for example investigations into the nature, aims, validity, evaluation and/or necessity of different modes of communication and exchange.
Organisers: Nithikul Nimkulrat (Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonia), Kristina Niedderer (University of Wolverhampton, UK) and Anne Louise Bang (Design School Kolding, Denmark)

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EKSIG 2015: Tangible means – experiential knowledge through materials 25-26 November 2015

Wednesday 25 November, 2015 — Thursday 26 November, 2015

EKSIG 2015: Tangible means – experiential knowledge through materials
25-26 November 2015
International Conference 2015 of the DRS Special Interest Group on Experiential Knowledge at Design School Kolding & University of Southern Denmark.
REGISTRATION OPEN!
EKSIG 2015 will address the theme of “Tangible means – experiential knowledge through materials”. It will be convened by the DRS Special Interest Group on Experiential Knowledge (EKSIG), and hosted by Design School Kolding and University of Southern Denmark.
PLEASE NOTICE: EARLY BIRD FEE IS DUE ON 25 OCTOBER!
CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Professor Lene Tanggaard (University of Aalborg, DK)
Professor Carole Collet (Central saint Martins, University of the Arts, UK)
Dr Elvin Karana (Delft University of Technology, NL)
We expect to launch the full program medio October.
REGISTRATION OPEN NOW AT:
http://experientialknowledge.org.uk/fees_2015.html
EKSIG 2015 aims to provide a forum for debate about materials as a means for knowledge generation by professionals and academic researchers, exploring the role and relationship of generating and evaluating new and existing knowledge in the creative disciplines and beyond.
In recent years many creative disciplines have shifted focus from what is produced to why it is produced and how it is used. This includes a growing interest for combining craft traditions with design and other related issues such as sustainability. As early as 1983 Schön defined designing “as a conversation with the materials of a situation” (Schön 1983: 78) and the designer as a maker of things even though it is acknowledged that the concept of design can be broader than ‘making things’. Also in the 1980s Manzini (1989: 17) pointed out a need for further development of cognitive tools and cultural references in order to catch up with the technical and scientific development of materials. Recently Karana et al. (2014) have expressed a need to study not only the functional but also the experiential side of materials. Thus, material knowledge is not only about ‘scientific’ facts such as functional and technical properties. It also encompasses personal, experiential, cultural, emotional, environmental and social aspects. In many disciplines, materials pervade all parts of practice, from the processes to the creation of artefacts and/or other kinds of physical manifestations and the interpretation through other professionals, such as curators, critics, historians etc.
With this conference, we wish to explore different ways in which experiential knowledge through materials can be given more appropriate consideration within the framework of research. This may include for example investigations into the nature, aims, validity, evaluation and/or necessity of different modes of communication and exchange.
Organisers: Nithikul Nimkulrat (Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonia), Kristina Niedderer (University of Wolverhampton, UK) and Anne Louise Bang (Design School Kolding, Denmark)

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18.09.2015 — 30.09.2015

Live feed from the conference “Onward from Creative Economy?”

You are welcome to watch the live feed from today’s EAA conference held at the Parliament building here

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Live feed from the conference “Onward from Creative Economy?”

Friday 18 September, 2015 — Wednesday 30 September, 2015

You are welcome to watch the live feed from today’s EAA conference held at the Parliament building here

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17.09.2015

Seminar: Architecture as a Dialogue. New Approaches towards Transformation of the Architectural Heritage between Riga and Tallinn

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17.sept 16:00-21:00 @ TAB-Club, Kultuurikatel, Põhja pst 27a
As part of Tallinn Architecture Biennale (TAB), the seminar aims to discuss the architecture as a process and as an outcome of complex and multilayered economic, social, cultural and political dialogue due to the impact of different regulations and restrictions, as well as other important circumstances.
The seminar will end with an informal part accompanying sound perfomance by Rachael Melanson (UK).
Participation is free of charge.
See more information below, on Facebook or TAB webpage.
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The cities within the Baltic Sea Region are currently undergoing large scale changes, which are mainly related to economic growth, immigration and emigration, ecological and environmental issues, mass tourism, threat of war and economic sanctions among neighboring counties, etc. It is important to ascertain how contemporary architecture and built environment can help us to facilitate and accommodate these changes and how these changes affect historical urban environment and architecture.
Cultural, economic and social ‘regeneration’ have become key words, especially after the global financial crisis, which severely affected the economy of the Baltic States. Due to the financial crisis, the transformation of urban environment and architecture has experienced various new trends. When it comes to Riga, after the financial crisis a large number of residential buildings, office complexes and former factories remain vacant. These are the main conditions which determine the need of contemporary architects to shift from the construction of new buildings to the adaption of existing buildings and complexes of the urban environment, taking into account the new functions of the buildings, as well as the needs of the users.
It is exactly the work on historical development and cultural heritage which has helped contemporary Latvian and Estonian architects to earn recognition on a regional level. The large number of projects carried out counts as proof that new architecture can be combined with old architecture in very different ways. Such projects reveal the differences between the Estonian and Latvian attitude and approach towards both the historical and contemporary substance.
Both – Riga and Tallinn – share a lot in common. For example, the same geopolitical situation, political history or the status of a small-nation capital, etc. At the same time when it comes to their mentality, building traditions or even the origins of foreign investment, these capitals can be considered as very different.
The main aim of the seminar is to outline the different approaches in the design of contemporary architecture and the diverse attitudes towards the architectural heritage in Riga and Tallinn, as well as to distinguish the causes and preconditions of such differences. The discussion will attempt to reveal the connection between the contemporary architecture and the historic urban environment. Special emphasis will be put on the policy of the conservation of cultural heritage as well as building regulations which determine the formation and development of contemporary architecture.
SPEAKERS
Inga Karlštrēma (Latvian Academy of Fine Arts, “New urban typologies- Unesco World heritage zone- Riga city centre” (Exhibition 9 Conditions of Riga))
Viesturs Celmiņš (social anthropologist, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Latvia), “Modernist Architecture and Imaginative Presencing.”
Jaanus Juss (“Transformation of former industrial sites- Telliskivi Creative City”)
Maroš Krivy (Urban Studies at the Faculty of Architecture, Estonian Academy of Arts)- “From factory to culture factory (and back):demolition, preservation, regeneration, maintenance.”)
Artis Zvirgzdiņš (architecture blog a4d.lv “Upcycling in Riga”)
Dagmar Jäger (Tallinn University of Technology, “Reuse of Difficult Heritage sites. Modernist heritage in former GDR”)
CURATOR
Oskars Redbergs is a Latvian architect, educator and curator. His main research focus is on the transformations of urban landscape of post socialist cities. He studied Architecture and Urban planning at the Riga Technical University (Latvia), Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS), The Royal Danish Academy of Fine arts – School of Architecture (Denmark), The Staatliche Hochschule der bildenden Künste (Staedelschule) Frankfurt’s Architecture Class (Germany).
Oskars Redbergs is a founder of The Riga School of Architecture and for the last 5 years he has been a Dean and a Lecturer of Faculty of Architecture and Design at RISEBA University in Riga.
Since 2009 he has been closely collaborating with the Swedish Institute and Fargfabriken in Stockholm. Currently he is working on his doctoral research at Brandenburgische Technische Universität, Germany.
He is a member of the board of the Latvian Association of Architects, MT15 forum and Megaphone Publishers. He is a curator of European Cultural Days of the European Central Bank (ECB) – Latvia, 2013. He is an author of various articles as well as editor of books “Mūsdienu kultūras stāvokļi / Conditions for Contemporary Culture. Riga” and “9 Conditions of Riga: Regeneration and Transformation of the City – Urban Environment and Architecture”.
SUPPORTERS
Embassy of Latvia in Estonia; State Culture Capital Foundation (SCCF); LIVE RIGA (The Riga Tourism Development Bureau Foundation); Riga Municipal Agency “Riga City Architect’s Office”; The Association of Culture Institutions of Riga City Council; Megaphone Publishers; mT15. Foundation for Interdisciplinary Cooperation
ORGANIZERS
Curator: Oskars Redbergs
Project coordinator: Inga Karlštrēma
Concept: mT15. Foundation for Interdisciplinary Cooperation
Implementation: Megaphone Publishers
The seminar is jointly organized by the mT15. Foundation for Interdisciplinary Cooperation and Riga City Architect’s Office. For more information please contact Inga Karlštrēma (inga.karlstrema(at)inbox.lv), + 371 26364044 and Oskars Redbergs (redbergs(at)hotmail.com), + 371 29581841
WITH SPECIAL THANKS TO
His Excellency ambassador Juris Bone (Embassy of Latvia in Estonia); Zenta Ļakša (DHM, Counsellor); Agita Ikauniece (Latvian Cultural days of ECB); Zanda Ķergalve (The Association of Culture Institutions of Riga City Council); Marten Kaevats (TAB15); Rebecca Kontus (TAB15); Maria Derlõš (TAB CLUB15); Solveig Jahnke (Estonian Academy of Arts); Tauri Tuvikene (Tallinn University)
The discussion forum “RIGA TALKS” is an integral part of the exhibition „9 Conditions of Riga” and along with the exhibition offers a series of seminars that brings together thinkers and makers in order to discuss challenges and opportunities, which the cities of the Baltic Sea Region are facing today. Earlier in 2013, two seminars were organized in Frankfurt am Main: “Re-industrialization and Urban Regeneration in Europe between Riga, Frankfurt and Warsaw” (Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM)) and “Riga until 1914 as a Role Model for the Contemporary European Urban Culture of 21st Century” (Goethe University, House of Finance).
The contribution for this year’s Tallinn’s Architecture Biennale (TAB CLUB) programme is a seminar “Architecture as a Dialogue. New Approaches towards Transformation of the Architectural Heritage between Riga and Tallinn”.

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Seminar: Architecture as a Dialogue. New Approaches towards Transformation of the Architectural Heritage between Riga and Tallinn

Thursday 17 September, 2015

08
13

17.sept 16:00-21:00 @ TAB-Club, Kultuurikatel, Põhja pst 27a
As part of Tallinn Architecture Biennale (TAB), the seminar aims to discuss the architecture as a process and as an outcome of complex and multilayered economic, social, cultural and political dialogue due to the impact of different regulations and restrictions, as well as other important circumstances.
The seminar will end with an informal part accompanying sound perfomance by Rachael Melanson (UK).
Participation is free of charge.
See more information below, on Facebook or TAB webpage.
————-
The cities within the Baltic Sea Region are currently undergoing large scale changes, which are mainly related to economic growth, immigration and emigration, ecological and environmental issues, mass tourism, threat of war and economic sanctions among neighboring counties, etc. It is important to ascertain how contemporary architecture and built environment can help us to facilitate and accommodate these changes and how these changes affect historical urban environment and architecture.
Cultural, economic and social ‘regeneration’ have become key words, especially after the global financial crisis, which severely affected the economy of the Baltic States. Due to the financial crisis, the transformation of urban environment and architecture has experienced various new trends. When it comes to Riga, after the financial crisis a large number of residential buildings, office complexes and former factories remain vacant. These are the main conditions which determine the need of contemporary architects to shift from the construction of new buildings to the adaption of existing buildings and complexes of the urban environment, taking into account the new functions of the buildings, as well as the needs of the users.
It is exactly the work on historical development and cultural heritage which has helped contemporary Latvian and Estonian architects to earn recognition on a regional level. The large number of projects carried out counts as proof that new architecture can be combined with old architecture in very different ways. Such projects reveal the differences between the Estonian and Latvian attitude and approach towards both the historical and contemporary substance.
Both – Riga and Tallinn – share a lot in common. For example, the same geopolitical situation, political history or the status of a small-nation capital, etc. At the same time when it comes to their mentality, building traditions or even the origins of foreign investment, these capitals can be considered as very different.
The main aim of the seminar is to outline the different approaches in the design of contemporary architecture and the diverse attitudes towards the architectural heritage in Riga and Tallinn, as well as to distinguish the causes and preconditions of such differences. The discussion will attempt to reveal the connection between the contemporary architecture and the historic urban environment. Special emphasis will be put on the policy of the conservation of cultural heritage as well as building regulations which determine the formation and development of contemporary architecture.
SPEAKERS
Inga Karlštrēma (Latvian Academy of Fine Arts, “New urban typologies- Unesco World heritage zone- Riga city centre” (Exhibition 9 Conditions of Riga))
Viesturs Celmiņš (social anthropologist, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Latvia), “Modernist Architecture and Imaginative Presencing.”
Jaanus Juss (“Transformation of former industrial sites- Telliskivi Creative City”)
Maroš Krivy (Urban Studies at the Faculty of Architecture, Estonian Academy of Arts)- “From factory to culture factory (and back):demolition, preservation, regeneration, maintenance.”)
Artis Zvirgzdiņš (architecture blog a4d.lv “Upcycling in Riga”)
Dagmar Jäger (Tallinn University of Technology, “Reuse of Difficult Heritage sites. Modernist heritage in former GDR”)
CURATOR
Oskars Redbergs is a Latvian architect, educator and curator. His main research focus is on the transformations of urban landscape of post socialist cities. He studied Architecture and Urban planning at the Riga Technical University (Latvia), Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS), The Royal Danish Academy of Fine arts – School of Architecture (Denmark), The Staatliche Hochschule der bildenden Künste (Staedelschule) Frankfurt’s Architecture Class (Germany).
Oskars Redbergs is a founder of The Riga School of Architecture and for the last 5 years he has been a Dean and a Lecturer of Faculty of Architecture and Design at RISEBA University in Riga.
Since 2009 he has been closely collaborating with the Swedish Institute and Fargfabriken in Stockholm. Currently he is working on his doctoral research at Brandenburgische Technische Universität, Germany.
He is a member of the board of the Latvian Association of Architects, MT15 forum and Megaphone Publishers. He is a curator of European Cultural Days of the European Central Bank (ECB) – Latvia, 2013. He is an author of various articles as well as editor of books “Mūsdienu kultūras stāvokļi / Conditions for Contemporary Culture. Riga” and “9 Conditions of Riga: Regeneration and Transformation of the City – Urban Environment and Architecture”.
SUPPORTERS
Embassy of Latvia in Estonia; State Culture Capital Foundation (SCCF); LIVE RIGA (The Riga Tourism Development Bureau Foundation); Riga Municipal Agency “Riga City Architect’s Office”; The Association of Culture Institutions of Riga City Council; Megaphone Publishers; mT15. Foundation for Interdisciplinary Cooperation
ORGANIZERS
Curator: Oskars Redbergs
Project coordinator: Inga Karlštrēma
Concept: mT15. Foundation for Interdisciplinary Cooperation
Implementation: Megaphone Publishers
The seminar is jointly organized by the mT15. Foundation for Interdisciplinary Cooperation and Riga City Architect’s Office. For more information please contact Inga Karlštrēma (inga.karlstrema(at)inbox.lv), + 371 26364044 and Oskars Redbergs (redbergs(at)hotmail.com), + 371 29581841
WITH SPECIAL THANKS TO
His Excellency ambassador Juris Bone (Embassy of Latvia in Estonia); Zenta Ļakša (DHM, Counsellor); Agita Ikauniece (Latvian Cultural days of ECB); Zanda Ķergalve (The Association of Culture Institutions of Riga City Council); Marten Kaevats (TAB15); Rebecca Kontus (TAB15); Maria Derlõš (TAB CLUB15); Solveig Jahnke (Estonian Academy of Arts); Tauri Tuvikene (Tallinn University)
The discussion forum “RIGA TALKS” is an integral part of the exhibition „9 Conditions of Riga” and along with the exhibition offers a series of seminars that brings together thinkers and makers in order to discuss challenges and opportunities, which the cities of the Baltic Sea Region are facing today. Earlier in 2013, two seminars were organized in Frankfurt am Main: “Re-industrialization and Urban Regeneration in Europe between Riga, Frankfurt and Warsaw” (Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM)) and “Riga until 1914 as a Role Model for the Contemporary European Urban Culture of 21st Century” (Goethe University, House of Finance).
The contribution for this year’s Tallinn’s Architecture Biennale (TAB CLUB) programme is a seminar “Architecture as a Dialogue. New Approaches towards Transformation of the Architectural Heritage between Riga and Tallinn”.

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07.09.2015 — 08.09.2015

The EAA School supplies sale!

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There will be a school supplies sale for EAA students and staff on September 7th at Kiriku plats 1 and Sept 8th at Estonia pst 7 faculty buildings from 10am-4pm. The art supply store Skizze will offer a 10% discount to all EAA students.
New EAA T-shirts will also be available, designed by LE60, graphic design and textile design teachers Carl-Robert Kagge and Kert Viiart.
And last but not least, good ideas and wise thoughts from the EAA Press.
Bring all the cash you have, because cards are not accepted (sorry)!

Questions and suggestions:
Solveig Jahnke
Head of Communications
tel +37256 26 4949

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The EAA School supplies sale!

Monday 07 September, 2015 — Tuesday 08 September, 2015

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There will be a school supplies sale for EAA students and staff on September 7th at Kiriku plats 1 and Sept 8th at Estonia pst 7 faculty buildings from 10am-4pm. The art supply store Skizze will offer a 10% discount to all EAA students.
New EAA T-shirts will also be available, designed by LE60, graphic design and textile design teachers Carl-Robert Kagge and Kert Viiart.
And last but not least, good ideas and wise thoughts from the EAA Press.
Bring all the cash you have, because cards are not accepted (sorry)!

Questions and suggestions:
Solveig Jahnke
Head of Communications
tel +37256 26 4949

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04.09.2015

Croquis.

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Croquis.

Friday 04 September, 2015

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28.08.2015

Opening Assembly

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The Opening Assembly of the academic year will take place on 28th August at 2 pm in Rüütelkonna Buidling, Kiriku plats 1 assembly hall.

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Opening Assembly

Friday 28 August, 2015

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The Opening Assembly of the academic year will take place on 28th August at 2 pm in Rüütelkonna Buidling, Kiriku plats 1 assembly hall.

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