Open Lectures

19.05.2022

Adrianus Kundert open lectur: New Crafts

Adrianus Kundert is a Dutch designer working on products and spatial design and is an enthusiastic basketry maker. Playfulness, experimentation and a delicate application of both colors and materials characterize his design language. His hands-on working method vouches for groundbreaking projects – materialized ideas twisting techniques into new crafts.

Adrianus: ”The projects I especially enjoy working on tend to push boundaries. Currently I am exploring the world of basketry and organizing my initiative Basketclub. Besides I work on product and spatial design for clients such as: Jongeriuslab, Susan Bijl, Crafts Council and Envisions.”

In this lecture Adrianus Kundert will take you on a journey through his working method, highlighting some projects that he worked on so far. With his playful and experimental approach Adrianus works on a very diverse range of projects within the scope of product design; all coming forth out of an hands-on making attitude while designing. The outcome of this process is often craft oriented, and tries to push the boundaries in an attempt to bring something new to these techniques. Recently he has been focussing on basketry, and in the lecture he will also explain more about his initiative Basketclub, that brings designers from around the world together on the theme of basketmaking. Finally, he will end the lecture by sharing his vision and what questions drive him while working on new designs.

The lecture is in English.

www.adrianuskundert.com

www.instagram.com/opblaashelicopter

https://www.instagram.com/_basketclub_/

The lecture is brought to you by EKA Accessories and Bookbinding Department

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Adrianus Kundert open lectur: New Crafts

Thursday 19 May, 2022

Adrianus Kundert is a Dutch designer working on products and spatial design and is an enthusiastic basketry maker. Playfulness, experimentation and a delicate application of both colors and materials characterize his design language. His hands-on working method vouches for groundbreaking projects – materialized ideas twisting techniques into new crafts.

Adrianus: ”The projects I especially enjoy working on tend to push boundaries. Currently I am exploring the world of basketry and organizing my initiative Basketclub. Besides I work on product and spatial design for clients such as: Jongeriuslab, Susan Bijl, Crafts Council and Envisions.”

In this lecture Adrianus Kundert will take you on a journey through his working method, highlighting some projects that he worked on so far. With his playful and experimental approach Adrianus works on a very diverse range of projects within the scope of product design; all coming forth out of an hands-on making attitude while designing. The outcome of this process is often craft oriented, and tries to push the boundaries in an attempt to bring something new to these techniques. Recently he has been focussing on basketry, and in the lecture he will also explain more about his initiative Basketclub, that brings designers from around the world together on the theme of basketmaking. Finally, he will end the lecture by sharing his vision and what questions drive him while working on new designs.

The lecture is in English.

www.adrianuskundert.com

www.instagram.com/opblaashelicopter

https://www.instagram.com/_basketclub_/

The lecture is brought to you by EKA Accessories and Bookbinding Department

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30.05.2022 — 31.05.2022

PhD Vitamin 2022 – open lectures and consultations for PhD applicants

PHD VITAMIN FB

PhD Vitamin 2022 is taking place on 30-31 May 2022 in room A205 at the Estonian Academy of Arts.

PhD Vitamin is an event that brings together experts and aspiring MA students, artists and designers, who want to pursue a PhD or engage in artistic research in their professional career. The aim is both to introduce creative research and to advise potential doctoral candidates on their doctoral thesis project. The format of the event consists of open lectures by keynote speakers and EKA doctorants and one-on-one consultations.

To take part of the open lectures and consultations, register HERE.

We encourage artists and designers, alumni, and graduates of the Estonian Academy of Arts and other universities working with creative research methods to register. Registration is open until 26.05.2022. The exact consultation times will be sent directly to the provided e-mail addresses. Be quick – the number of free spots for the consultations is limited!

PhD Vitamin was first initiated in 2020 by the Faculty of Fine Arts. In 2021 it was organized as a collaboration between the faculties of fine art, design and the EKA doctoral school.

PhD Vitamin is supported by the European Regional Development Fund EKA LOOVKÄRG minigrant (2014-2020.4.01.20-0288).

If you have any questions, please contact kati.saarits@artun.ee

SCHEDULE

30.-31.05, Estonian Academy of Arts, room A205

30.01, Monday

  • 09:15-10:00 Coffee and registration
  • 10:00-11:00 Vytautas Michelkevicius “Everything you wanted to ask about doctoral studies but there was no chance or why you should (not) do artistic research?” – keynote
  • 11:00-11:45 Marco Laimre “About analytical gaming, seriously”
  • 11:45-13:00 Lunch break
  • 13:00-13:45 Darja Popolitova “Two artistic research methods you haven’t heard about”
  • 13:45-14:45 Panel discussion: Vytautas Michelkevicius, Marco Laimre, Darja Popolitova – moderator Raivo Kelomees
  • 14:45-15:30 Break
  • 15:30 Consultations with Vytautas Michelkevicius

31.05, Tuesday

  • 09:15-10:00 Coffee and registration
  • 10:00-11:00 Teemu Mäki “What is artistic research and why should you do it?” – keynote
  • 11:00-12:00 Elen Lotman “Insights on artistic research from a PhD journey” – keynote
  • 12:00-12:45 Mattias-Jakob Sildnik “Registers of Disinhibition: A presentation of artistic research practice”
  • 12:45-13:30 Break
  • 13:30-14:30 Panel discussion: Teemu Mäki, Elen Lotman, Mattias-Jakob Sildnik – moderator Raivo Kelomees
  • 15:30 Consultations with Teemu Mäki

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vytautas Michelkevičius (Lithuania) is a curator, writer and researcher whose focus was gradually shifting from photography in expanded field to media art & theory and lately to artistic research in academia and beyond. He is teaching art practice & theory BA, MA and DA/PhD students in Vilnius Academy of Arts and served as artistic director of Nida Art Colony (2010-2019). Since 2019 he is the head of Photography and Media Art Department and Doctoral Programme in the Arts in the same academy. Since 2016 he is actively working with DA/PhD students, supervising them, running courses, curating expositions and also doing research on “artistic research” (recent books “Mapping Artistic Research. Towards Diagrammatic Knowledge” (2018) and “Atlas of Diagrammatic Imagination” (together with Lina Michelkevičė, 2019). He has curated numerous symposiums and exhibitions, among them Lithuanian Pavilion in Venice Biennale (Dainius Liškevičius project “Museum”). He has edited and authored more than 10 books on art, media, artistic research and residencies.
https://vilnius.academia.edu/VytautasMichelkevicius

Teemu Mäki (Finland) is an artist, writer, theatre/opera/film director and theorist (Doctor of Fine Arts, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts 2005). Since 1990 he has been an independent, freelancing artist, except for the years 2008–2013, when he was the Professor of Fine Arts in Aalto University. He is also the chairman of The Artists’ Association of Finland. Mäki has had 59 solo exhibitions, participated in about 200 group shows, written nine books and directed and written numerous theater plays, films and operas.
www.teemumaki.com

Cinematographer Elen Lotman has shot numerous documentaries, short and feature films in Estonia, Finland, Japan, Tibet, China, Thailand, India, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Lapland and Russian Arctic. Her films have been selected and awarded at A-class film festivals like IDFA, Tampere, PÖFF, Moscow etc. She is an Associate Professor and head of artistic research in BFM. She has researched cinematography and empathy and defended her PhD “Experiential Heuristics in Feature Film Cinematography” with laudatur in 2021. Recent success of her films includes: ‘Dear Mother’ was nominated for Best Cinematography and won Best Feature Documentary at the Reel Heart FF, ‘Good Bye Soviet Union’ won the BNFF audience award, ‘Sleeping Beast’ won the BNFF Just Film Works in Progress award, screenplay ‘Container’ was a quarterfinalist at the American Film Academy Nicholl competition. Her virtual exhibition for Tallinn Art Hall was selected among 10 world’s best in New York Times and Wallpaper Magazine.

Marco Laimre (Marko Laimre before 2004) is an artist whose work includes photography, installation, sculpture, painting, performance sound art, intervention, curation and text. Laimre’s work is not stylistically coherent, nor does he have a signature style; his artistic output is concept not media based. In his art, Laimre looks at common everyday phenomena, approaching them from the perspective of the humanities. In Laimre’s work, a strategy critically targeting the textual and pictorial regime of representation is prioritised. He is fascinated by the constricting and ideological nature of photography. Laimre views language as a political, repressive and constricting phenomenon that’s inevitable and insurmountable at the same time. In 2018 Marco Laimre began his PhD studies at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Estonian Academy of Arts, where his research is titled “Dystopian Digital Games and Contemporary Art. How to use Analytical Digital Gaming in Contemporary Art”, thesis advisor: PhD Jaak Tomberg).

 

Darja Popolitova is a jewellery artist and PhD student at the Estonian Academy of Arts. She uses jewellery, digital techniques and video medium in her creative work. Popolitova is interested in topics such as haptic visuality (or how an audiovisual image of jewellery affects the viewer), social phenomena and digital culture. Popolitova was recently awarded the annual prize of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia for her provocative digital shamanic fictional exhibition.

Matthias Sildnik has graduated from the Installation and Sculpture department BA (2010) and MA (2014) at the Estonian Academy of Arts. He has also studied philosophy, semiotics and painting in the University of Tartu. His work has been exhibited in Estonia and abroad in solo and group shows. Sildnik studies the impact of networked media technology to everyday life. He uses mediums such as digital graphics, data analysis and installation as a dissociative synthesis environment. He recycles and reappropriate technologies that the information industry uses to construct digital representations of individuals and mediate subjective experiences. In this way parallel reflective systems are formed which are means of artistic research. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Art and Design at the Estonian Academy of Arts.

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PhD Vitamin 2022 – open lectures and consultations for PhD applicants

Monday 30 May, 2022 — Tuesday 31 May, 2022

PHD VITAMIN FB

PhD Vitamin 2022 is taking place on 30-31 May 2022 in room A205 at the Estonian Academy of Arts.

PhD Vitamin is an event that brings together experts and aspiring MA students, artists and designers, who want to pursue a PhD or engage in artistic research in their professional career. The aim is both to introduce creative research and to advise potential doctoral candidates on their doctoral thesis project. The format of the event consists of open lectures by keynote speakers and EKA doctorants and one-on-one consultations.

To take part of the open lectures and consultations, register HERE.

We encourage artists and designers, alumni, and graduates of the Estonian Academy of Arts and other universities working with creative research methods to register. Registration is open until 26.05.2022. The exact consultation times will be sent directly to the provided e-mail addresses. Be quick – the number of free spots for the consultations is limited!

PhD Vitamin was first initiated in 2020 by the Faculty of Fine Arts. In 2021 it was organized as a collaboration between the faculties of fine art, design and the EKA doctoral school.

PhD Vitamin is supported by the European Regional Development Fund EKA LOOVKÄRG minigrant (2014-2020.4.01.20-0288).

If you have any questions, please contact kati.saarits@artun.ee

SCHEDULE

30.-31.05, Estonian Academy of Arts, room A205

30.01, Monday

  • 09:15-10:00 Coffee and registration
  • 10:00-11:00 Vytautas Michelkevicius “Everything you wanted to ask about doctoral studies but there was no chance or why you should (not) do artistic research?” – keynote
  • 11:00-11:45 Marco Laimre “About analytical gaming, seriously”
  • 11:45-13:00 Lunch break
  • 13:00-13:45 Darja Popolitova “Two artistic research methods you haven’t heard about”
  • 13:45-14:45 Panel discussion: Vytautas Michelkevicius, Marco Laimre, Darja Popolitova – moderator Raivo Kelomees
  • 14:45-15:30 Break
  • 15:30 Consultations with Vytautas Michelkevicius

31.05, Tuesday

  • 09:15-10:00 Coffee and registration
  • 10:00-11:00 Teemu Mäki “What is artistic research and why should you do it?” – keynote
  • 11:00-12:00 Elen Lotman “Insights on artistic research from a PhD journey” – keynote
  • 12:00-12:45 Mattias-Jakob Sildnik “Registers of Disinhibition: A presentation of artistic research practice”
  • 12:45-13:30 Break
  • 13:30-14:30 Panel discussion: Teemu Mäki, Elen Lotman, Mattias-Jakob Sildnik – moderator Raivo Kelomees
  • 15:30 Consultations with Teemu Mäki

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vytautas Michelkevičius (Lithuania) is a curator, writer and researcher whose focus was gradually shifting from photography in expanded field to media art & theory and lately to artistic research in academia and beyond. He is teaching art practice & theory BA, MA and DA/PhD students in Vilnius Academy of Arts and served as artistic director of Nida Art Colony (2010-2019). Since 2019 he is the head of Photography and Media Art Department and Doctoral Programme in the Arts in the same academy. Since 2016 he is actively working with DA/PhD students, supervising them, running courses, curating expositions and also doing research on “artistic research” (recent books “Mapping Artistic Research. Towards Diagrammatic Knowledge” (2018) and “Atlas of Diagrammatic Imagination” (together with Lina Michelkevičė, 2019). He has curated numerous symposiums and exhibitions, among them Lithuanian Pavilion in Venice Biennale (Dainius Liškevičius project “Museum”). He has edited and authored more than 10 books on art, media, artistic research and residencies.
https://vilnius.academia.edu/VytautasMichelkevicius

Teemu Mäki (Finland) is an artist, writer, theatre/opera/film director and theorist (Doctor of Fine Arts, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts 2005). Since 1990 he has been an independent, freelancing artist, except for the years 2008–2013, when he was the Professor of Fine Arts in Aalto University. He is also the chairman of The Artists’ Association of Finland. Mäki has had 59 solo exhibitions, participated in about 200 group shows, written nine books and directed and written numerous theater plays, films and operas.
www.teemumaki.com

Cinematographer Elen Lotman has shot numerous documentaries, short and feature films in Estonia, Finland, Japan, Tibet, China, Thailand, India, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Lapland and Russian Arctic. Her films have been selected and awarded at A-class film festivals like IDFA, Tampere, PÖFF, Moscow etc. She is an Associate Professor and head of artistic research in BFM. She has researched cinematography and empathy and defended her PhD “Experiential Heuristics in Feature Film Cinematography” with laudatur in 2021. Recent success of her films includes: ‘Dear Mother’ was nominated for Best Cinematography and won Best Feature Documentary at the Reel Heart FF, ‘Good Bye Soviet Union’ won the BNFF audience award, ‘Sleeping Beast’ won the BNFF Just Film Works in Progress award, screenplay ‘Container’ was a quarterfinalist at the American Film Academy Nicholl competition. Her virtual exhibition for Tallinn Art Hall was selected among 10 world’s best in New York Times and Wallpaper Magazine.

Marco Laimre (Marko Laimre before 2004) is an artist whose work includes photography, installation, sculpture, painting, performance sound art, intervention, curation and text. Laimre’s work is not stylistically coherent, nor does he have a signature style; his artistic output is concept not media based. In his art, Laimre looks at common everyday phenomena, approaching them from the perspective of the humanities. In Laimre’s work, a strategy critically targeting the textual and pictorial regime of representation is prioritised. He is fascinated by the constricting and ideological nature of photography. Laimre views language as a political, repressive and constricting phenomenon that’s inevitable and insurmountable at the same time. In 2018 Marco Laimre began his PhD studies at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Estonian Academy of Arts, where his research is titled “Dystopian Digital Games and Contemporary Art. How to use Analytical Digital Gaming in Contemporary Art”, thesis advisor: PhD Jaak Tomberg).

 

Darja Popolitova is a jewellery artist and PhD student at the Estonian Academy of Arts. She uses jewellery, digital techniques and video medium in her creative work. Popolitova is interested in topics such as haptic visuality (or how an audiovisual image of jewellery affects the viewer), social phenomena and digital culture. Popolitova was recently awarded the annual prize of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia for her provocative digital shamanic fictional exhibition.

Matthias Sildnik has graduated from the Installation and Sculpture department BA (2010) and MA (2014) at the Estonian Academy of Arts. He has also studied philosophy, semiotics and painting in the University of Tartu. His work has been exhibited in Estonia and abroad in solo and group shows. Sildnik studies the impact of networked media technology to everyday life. He uses mediums such as digital graphics, data analysis and installation as a dissociative synthesis environment. He recycles and reappropriate technologies that the information industry uses to construct digital representations of individuals and mediate subjective experiences. In this way parallel reflective systems are formed which are means of artistic research. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Art and Design at the Estonian Academy of Arts.

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05.05.2022

Open Lecture: “Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Design” Antoine Picon

On May 5th at 6 pm, our Faculty of Architecture will be happy to present architect and historian researching the history of architecture and urban technologies, Professor Antoine Picon with an open lecture titled “Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Design” at the EKA Main Hall.

 

Will artificial intelligence really impact design practice? If such is the case, what role would be left to humans in a more and more machine-driven context? The lecture will explore some of the possible scenarios linked to the rise of artificial intelligence. Central to these scenarios will be the question of the distribution of agency between humans and machines.

 

Antoine Picon is the G. Ware Travelstead Professor of the History of Architecture and Technology and Director of Research at the Harvard GSD and Director of Research at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris. Trained as an engineer, architect, and historian, Picon works on the history of architectural and urban technologies from the eighteenth century to the present. He has published extensively on this subject.

 

Open Lectures are open to all architecture and design students, professionals and general audience intrigued by spatial and design matters. The lecture is in English and free of charge.

The lecture is one of the subject pre-lectures of the Conference “Innovation and Digital Reality” which takes place 6th of September 2022 in EKA: https://www.artun.ee/…/conference-innovation-and…/

 

The lecture and conference are supported by Estonian Association of Architects, European Regional Development Fund and EKA.

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Open Lecture: “Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Design” Antoine Picon

Thursday 05 May, 2022

On May 5th at 6 pm, our Faculty of Architecture will be happy to present architect and historian researching the history of architecture and urban technologies, Professor Antoine Picon with an open lecture titled “Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Design” at the EKA Main Hall.

 

Will artificial intelligence really impact design practice? If such is the case, what role would be left to humans in a more and more machine-driven context? The lecture will explore some of the possible scenarios linked to the rise of artificial intelligence. Central to these scenarios will be the question of the distribution of agency between humans and machines.

 

Antoine Picon is the G. Ware Travelstead Professor of the History of Architecture and Technology and Director of Research at the Harvard GSD and Director of Research at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris. Trained as an engineer, architect, and historian, Picon works on the history of architectural and urban technologies from the eighteenth century to the present. He has published extensively on this subject.

 

Open Lectures are open to all architecture and design students, professionals and general audience intrigued by spatial and design matters. The lecture is in English and free of charge.

The lecture is one of the subject pre-lectures of the Conference “Innovation and Digital Reality” which takes place 6th of September 2022 in EKA: https://www.artun.ee/…/conference-innovation-and…/

 

The lecture and conference are supported by Estonian Association of Architects, European Regional Development Fund and EKA.

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25.04.2022 — 29.04.2022

Mental Vitamine Week

EKA Student Council invites you to participate in the mental vitamine week! 

The goal of the week is to draw attention to your own health and find the best in every situation where we find ourselves.

 

THEMES

 

Monday: resting — online detox
Tuesday: therapy — stress relief
Wednesday: movement — yoga marathon
Thursday: positive emotions — positive vibes
Friday: good relations — party

 

WEEK’S SCHEDULE

 

Monday: resting — online detox
— challenge: give your phone away for the whole school day
— napping room (A501), 13:00—17:00

 

Tuesday: therapy — stress relief
— jumping therapy (courtyard), 09:00—17:00
— screaming room (student council, D600), 10:00—14:00
— power punch (C306), 14:00—20:00
— Bullet Journey notebooks (lobby)

 

Wednesday: movement — yoga marathon
— yoga the whole day (A501), 10:00—17:00

 

Thursday: positive emotions — positive vibes
— free huggers around the school
— positive notes appear
— mental lecture (A501), 17:00—19:00
— Argo Publishers books (lobby)

 

Friday: good relations — health party
— healthy shot bar
— piilu osakonda: product design, party (C301), 19:30—…

 

The event takes place at the Academy of Arts, for everybody, throughout the week and of course, totally free.

 

Mental Vitamine Week is supported by MyFitness, A. Le Coq, Medifum and Mattias Veller

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Mental Vitamine Week

Monday 25 April, 2022 — Friday 29 April, 2022

EKA Student Council invites you to participate in the mental vitamine week! 

The goal of the week is to draw attention to your own health and find the best in every situation where we find ourselves.

 

THEMES

 

Monday: resting — online detox
Tuesday: therapy — stress relief
Wednesday: movement — yoga marathon
Thursday: positive emotions — positive vibes
Friday: good relations — party

 

WEEK’S SCHEDULE

 

Monday: resting — online detox
— challenge: give your phone away for the whole school day
— napping room (A501), 13:00—17:00

 

Tuesday: therapy — stress relief
— jumping therapy (courtyard), 09:00—17:00
— screaming room (student council, D600), 10:00—14:00
— power punch (C306), 14:00—20:00
— Bullet Journey notebooks (lobby)

 

Wednesday: movement — yoga marathon
— yoga the whole day (A501), 10:00—17:00

 

Thursday: positive emotions — positive vibes
— free huggers around the school
— positive notes appear
— mental lecture (A501), 17:00—19:00
— Argo Publishers books (lobby)

 

Friday: good relations — health party
— healthy shot bar
— piilu osakonda: product design, party (C301), 19:30—…

 

The event takes place at the Academy of Arts, for everybody, throughout the week and of course, totally free.

 

Mental Vitamine Week is supported by MyFitness, A. Le Coq, Medifum and Mattias Veller

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20.04.2022

Jerry Mercury presents: “The Non-Lonelineness Train”

On Monday, April 20, at 16:00, artist Jerry Mercury will screen his video work “The Non-Lonelineness Train” at the Estonian Academy of Arts auditorium room A-101, following there will be an artist discussion lead by Ryan Galer. 
Dedicated to the advocacy of neurodivergent people, the film provides an insight into Jerry Mercury’s experience of neurodivergence. Fluctuating between meditation and reflection, interview and autobiography, metaphor and reality, the film resists exclusive rationality, offering a deeper and more nuanced portrayal of identity.

The film is in Russian with English subtitles. (30 minutes)

Jerry Mercury is a Russian non-binary transgender neurodivergent self-advocate, poet, musician, artist, filmmaker, and blogger. In The Non-Loneliness Train, theater director Boris Pavlovich interviews Jerry, who welcomes the viewer to step into the shoes of a neurodivergent person in today’s Russia.

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Jerry Mercury presents: “The Non-Lonelineness Train”

Wednesday 20 April, 2022

On Monday, April 20, at 16:00, artist Jerry Mercury will screen his video work “The Non-Lonelineness Train” at the Estonian Academy of Arts auditorium room A-101, following there will be an artist discussion lead by Ryan Galer. 
Dedicated to the advocacy of neurodivergent people, the film provides an insight into Jerry Mercury’s experience of neurodivergence. Fluctuating between meditation and reflection, interview and autobiography, metaphor and reality, the film resists exclusive rationality, offering a deeper and more nuanced portrayal of identity.

The film is in Russian with English subtitles. (30 minutes)

Jerry Mercury is a Russian non-binary transgender neurodivergent self-advocate, poet, musician, artist, filmmaker, and blogger. In The Non-Loneliness Train, theater director Boris Pavlovich interviews Jerry, who welcomes the viewer to step into the shoes of a neurodivergent person in today’s Russia.

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21.04.2022

Open Architecture Lecture: Jurga Daubaraitė ja Jonas Žukauskas

The final event of the spring lecture series will take place on April 21 at 6 pm, when Jurga Daubaraitė and Jonas Žukauskas, an architectural duo operating in Vilnius, will take to the stage in Tallinn.
Jurga Daubaraitė and Jonas Žukauskas are a duo of spatial practitioners based in Vilnius. They research histories and materialities of colonisations and modernisations through which built environment, infrastructures, extraction networks were deployed to shape geographies and culture of the Baltic States, now integral part of the European Project. In this context they curate cultural processes, propose spatial concepts and architectural projects.
Recently they have established collective Talka talka and in collaboration with Egija Inzule are working on the Neringa Forest Architecture project to initiate platforms for culture practices to address controversy between extraction, biodiversity and sustainability in the forest space.
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The series of open architecture lectures will take place this spring under the title “Close enough” and will bring architects from Latvia and Lithuania to the stage in Tallinn. We will examine how our neighbours operate topics arising from similar built environments and history.
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The lectures are intended for students and professionals from any and all disciplines – not just in the field of architecture. All lectures take place in the large auditorium of EKA, are in English and free of charge.
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We will also broadcast the lecture on EKA TV https://tv.artun.ee/eka and it can be viewed along with all previous lectures at www.avatudloengud.ee as well as the faculty’s Youtube channel.
Curators: Sille Pihlak and Johan Tali.
The season of open lectures is supported by the Estonian Cultural Endowment.
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Open Architecture Lecture: Jurga Daubaraitė ja Jonas Žukauskas

Thursday 21 April, 2022

The final event of the spring lecture series will take place on April 21 at 6 pm, when Jurga Daubaraitė and Jonas Žukauskas, an architectural duo operating in Vilnius, will take to the stage in Tallinn.
Jurga Daubaraitė and Jonas Žukauskas are a duo of spatial practitioners based in Vilnius. They research histories and materialities of colonisations and modernisations through which built environment, infrastructures, extraction networks were deployed to shape geographies and culture of the Baltic States, now integral part of the European Project. In this context they curate cultural processes, propose spatial concepts and architectural projects.
Recently they have established collective Talka talka and in collaboration with Egija Inzule are working on the Neringa Forest Architecture project to initiate platforms for culture practices to address controversy between extraction, biodiversity and sustainability in the forest space.
***
The series of open architecture lectures will take place this spring under the title “Close enough” and will bring architects from Latvia and Lithuania to the stage in Tallinn. We will examine how our neighbours operate topics arising from similar built environments and history.
***
The lectures are intended for students and professionals from any and all disciplines – not just in the field of architecture. All lectures take place in the large auditorium of EKA, are in English and free of charge.
***
We will also broadcast the lecture on EKA TV https://tv.artun.ee/eka and it can be viewed along with all previous lectures at www.avatudloengud.ee as well as the faculty’s Youtube channel.
Curators: Sille Pihlak and Johan Tali.
The season of open lectures is supported by the Estonian Cultural Endowment.
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14.04.2022

OPEN LECTURE by Ariel Guersenzvaig

OPEN LECTURE by Ariel Guersenzvaig
“The goods of design: towards professional ethics for designers”
Thursday, 14th of April at 4 p.m. (EKA, A-101)

SYNOPSIS

Despite its impact on society and on the world, the design profession lacks widespread ethical principles and frameworks for addressing ethical issues. Codes of ethics, however useful to prompt discussions, rarely go beyond generalities as preventing harms or respecting human rights. In this talk I will propose a different approach based on the cultivation of ethics from within the practice, and will explore the urgent need for a broad design professional ethics that viably enables designers to deal with the challenges they face in their profession.

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Ariel Guersenzvaig is a design and technology ethicist and a professor of design at ELISAVA, Barcelona School of Design and Engineering. His main areas of research are, on the one hand, the ethical impact of machine intelligence on society, and, on the other hand, the ethics of professional design activity, which is the topic of his latest book ‘The Goods of Design: Professional Ethics for Designers’* (Rowman & Littlefield, 2021), which is also available in EKA library. He holds a PhD in Design Theory from the University of Southampton (UK), and an MA in Ethics from the University of Birmingham (UK).

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OPEN LECTURE by Ariel Guersenzvaig

Thursday 14 April, 2022

OPEN LECTURE by Ariel Guersenzvaig
“The goods of design: towards professional ethics for designers”
Thursday, 14th of April at 4 p.m. (EKA, A-101)

SYNOPSIS

Despite its impact on society and on the world, the design profession lacks widespread ethical principles and frameworks for addressing ethical issues. Codes of ethics, however useful to prompt discussions, rarely go beyond generalities as preventing harms or respecting human rights. In this talk I will propose a different approach based on the cultivation of ethics from within the practice, and will explore the urgent need for a broad design professional ethics that viably enables designers to deal with the challenges they face in their profession.

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Ariel Guersenzvaig is a design and technology ethicist and a professor of design at ELISAVA, Barcelona School of Design and Engineering. His main areas of research are, on the one hand, the ethical impact of machine intelligence on society, and, on the other hand, the ethics of professional design activity, which is the topic of his latest book ‘The Goods of Design: Professional Ethics for Designers’* (Rowman & Littlefield, 2021), which is also available in EKA library. He holds a PhD in Design Theory from the University of Southampton (UK), and an MA in Ethics from the University of Birmingham (UK).

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04.04.2022

Open lecture by Valentinas Klimašauskas

Monday, April 4, 16:30

EKA auditorium A101

Valentinas Klimašauskas will present his recent practice as an art researcher, curator, and writer while emphasising the critique of the art machinery in the age of manipulations.

Valentinas Klimašauskas is a curator and writer who is based in Vilnius, Lithuania. Together with João Laia he curated “The Endless Frontier”, the 14th Baltic Triennial at CAC Vilnius (2021). With Inga Lāce he curated “Saules Suns”, a solo exhibition by Daiga Grantina for the Latvian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2019). He is a curator at large at Springs.video, a moving image streaming platform that also serves as an educational and curatorial archive. Currently, he is also continuing his doctoral research at Vilnius Art Academy titled “A (self)portrait of a young artist in the style of institutional critique”.

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Valentinas Klimašauskas is in Tallinn on the invitation of Graphic Design MA and Contemporary Art MA programmes. The lecture is additionally hosted by KUNO network and can be joined also via Zoom 

Meeting ID: 978 6104 0017

Passcode: 352620

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Open lecture by Valentinas Klimašauskas

Monday 04 April, 2022

Monday, April 4, 16:30

EKA auditorium A101

Valentinas Klimašauskas will present his recent practice as an art researcher, curator, and writer while emphasising the critique of the art machinery in the age of manipulations.

Valentinas Klimašauskas is a curator and writer who is based in Vilnius, Lithuania. Together with João Laia he curated “The Endless Frontier”, the 14th Baltic Triennial at CAC Vilnius (2021). With Inga Lāce he curated “Saules Suns”, a solo exhibition by Daiga Grantina for the Latvian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2019). He is a curator at large at Springs.video, a moving image streaming platform that also serves as an educational and curatorial archive. Currently, he is also continuing his doctoral research at Vilnius Art Academy titled “A (self)portrait of a young artist in the style of institutional critique”.

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Valentinas Klimašauskas is in Tallinn on the invitation of Graphic Design MA and Contemporary Art MA programmes. The lecture is additionally hosted by KUNO network and can be joined also via Zoom 

Meeting ID: 978 6104 0017

Passcode: 352620

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30.03.2022

Open Lecture by designer Sara Kaaman

Sara Kaaman OPEN LECTURE bodies, rooms, movements, fictions

Wednesday, 30 March
17:30h
Room A-501

The talk is held in English

Playing with temporality, history and storytelling, this performative lecture is a dramatised odyssey through, and deconstruction of, the professional identity we know as the “graphic designer”. Historical and speculative facts and fictions blend into infotainment, with Britney Spears in a supporting role.

Sara Kaaman is a graphic designer based in Stockholm, who is also teaching, writing, moving, and currently studying an MA in New Performative Practices. She is interested in the intersections of publishing technologies, bodies, politics, performance and poetry. Since 2012 she is the graphic designer and co-editor of Girls Like Us magazine. With Maryam Fanni and Matilda Flodmark she forms the research collective MMS, investigating labour histories of graphic design via feminist theory and practice. Their book Natural Enemies of Books – A Messy History of Women in Printing and Typography was published in 2020. With dancer and choreographer Klara Utke Acs, she works on performative investigations on the metaphors of digital and analogue publishing formats, most recently presented as ”The Book – An Interfacial Sitcom”.

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Open Lecture by designer Sara Kaaman

Wednesday 30 March, 2022

Sara Kaaman OPEN LECTURE bodies, rooms, movements, fictions

Wednesday, 30 March
17:30h
Room A-501

The talk is held in English

Playing with temporality, history and storytelling, this performative lecture is a dramatised odyssey through, and deconstruction of, the professional identity we know as the “graphic designer”. Historical and speculative facts and fictions blend into infotainment, with Britney Spears in a supporting role.

Sara Kaaman is a graphic designer based in Stockholm, who is also teaching, writing, moving, and currently studying an MA in New Performative Practices. She is interested in the intersections of publishing technologies, bodies, politics, performance and poetry. Since 2012 she is the graphic designer and co-editor of Girls Like Us magazine. With Maryam Fanni and Matilda Flodmark she forms the research collective MMS, investigating labour histories of graphic design via feminist theory and practice. Their book Natural Enemies of Books – A Messy History of Women in Printing and Typography was published in 2020. With dancer and choreographer Klara Utke Acs, she works on performative investigations on the metaphors of digital and analogue publishing formats, most recently presented as ”The Book – An Interfacial Sitcom”.

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22.03.2022 — 31.03.2022

Guide Tours at the Jubilee Exhibition “Perspectives” in the gallery at Põhjala Factory

Guided tours at the Jubilee Exhibition of the Department of Accessory Design “Perspectives” in the gallery of Põhjala Factory with Stella Runnel.

22.03 Tuesday 5.30–7 pm
24.03 Thursday 4.30–6 pm
25.03 Friday 5 –7 pm
30.03 Wednesday 6–7 pm
31.03 Thursday 5–7 pm

Please register first

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Guide Tours at the Jubilee Exhibition “Perspectives” in the gallery at Põhjala Factory

Tuesday 22 March, 2022 — Thursday 31 March, 2022

Guided tours at the Jubilee Exhibition of the Department of Accessory Design “Perspectives” in the gallery of Põhjala Factory with Stella Runnel.

22.03 Tuesday 5.30–7 pm
24.03 Thursday 4.30–6 pm
25.03 Friday 5 –7 pm
30.03 Wednesday 6–7 pm
31.03 Thursday 5–7 pm

Please register first

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