Staff Training

19.01.2023

The Art of Curriculum Planning: Introduction to the Curriculum Workshops

Dear curriculum leaders, lecturers, students and study specialists!

Teaching and study programs at EKA have received a very good evaluation from our graduates, but – keeping the curriculum at a very good level is a constant challenge. The curriculum in higher arts education is a comprehensive network of activities during which students shape their approach to creative practice. Designing learning paths and creating an inspiring learning environment in higher arts education is an art in itself. Questions like: what are the new approaches to the curriculum? How to create, find new and effective approaches to the formation of a creative practitioner? How to create a whole? Are waiting a response.

At EKA, we have conducted two curriculum analyses, from which we see the challenges at our curricula. Several curriculum teams have carried out systematic development in cooperation with the Department of Art Education, and based on this experience and in order to meet the challenges of curriculum quality, we have put together EKA curriculum development workshop program “The Art of Curriculum Planning”.

Therefore, we invite curriculum leaders, lecturers, students and curriculum support staff to participate in it.

The workshop will be supervised by Maria Jürimäe, lecturer in curriculum theory at the University of Tartu, and Anneli Porri, lecturer in art education at EKA.

The program will take place in two parts, it is important to join both of them:

1. introductory seminar – where we map the possibilities, educate the horizons;
2. practical curriculum workshops in faculties.

Participating in workshops provides practical help for curriculum management, curriculum development and analysis writing.

Let’s start with the introductory seminar “The Art of Designing a Curriculum” on Thursday, 19 January 2023 at 13.00-15.30, room A-501 (3 academic hours).

The aim of the seminar is to create a common understanding and find an agreement on the most important strategic learning goals of the ESA.

ENG will be provided if there is a need.

Please register to first seminar by January 10.

Posted by Kristiina Krabi — Permalink

The Art of Curriculum Planning: Introduction to the Curriculum Workshops

Thursday 19 January, 2023

Dear curriculum leaders, lecturers, students and study specialists!

Teaching and study programs at EKA have received a very good evaluation from our graduates, but – keeping the curriculum at a very good level is a constant challenge. The curriculum in higher arts education is a comprehensive network of activities during which students shape their approach to creative practice. Designing learning paths and creating an inspiring learning environment in higher arts education is an art in itself. Questions like: what are the new approaches to the curriculum? How to create, find new and effective approaches to the formation of a creative practitioner? How to create a whole? Are waiting a response.

At EKA, we have conducted two curriculum analyses, from which we see the challenges at our curricula. Several curriculum teams have carried out systematic development in cooperation with the Department of Art Education, and based on this experience and in order to meet the challenges of curriculum quality, we have put together EKA curriculum development workshop program “The Art of Curriculum Planning”.

Therefore, we invite curriculum leaders, lecturers, students and curriculum support staff to participate in it.

The workshop will be supervised by Maria Jürimäe, lecturer in curriculum theory at the University of Tartu, and Anneli Porri, lecturer in art education at EKA.

The program will take place in two parts, it is important to join both of them:

1. introductory seminar – where we map the possibilities, educate the horizons;
2. practical curriculum workshops in faculties.

Participating in workshops provides practical help for curriculum management, curriculum development and analysis writing.

Let’s start with the introductory seminar “The Art of Designing a Curriculum” on Thursday, 19 January 2023 at 13.00-15.30, room A-501 (3 academic hours).

The aim of the seminar is to create a common understanding and find an agreement on the most important strategic learning goals of the ESA.

ENG will be provided if there is a need.

Please register to first seminar by January 10.

Posted by Kristiina Krabi — Permalink

12.10.2022

Marge Monko Presents New Book in New York

Presentation of the new book by EKA photography professor Marge Monko in New York.

On Wednesday, October 12, artist Marge Monko, professor of the Department of Photography at EKA, will present her new monograph “Flawless, Seamless” in New York, at the Margot Samel Gallery. At the book presentation, Monko talks to the critic and theoretician R.H. With Lossin.

The editor of the book is Laura Toots, an alumnus of the photography department of EKA, the graphic designer is Indrek Sirkel, a doctoral student and junior researcher of EKA, and the publisher is Lugemik.

“Flawless, Seamless” is Marge Monko’s first monograph, which includes the artist’s works from 2014-2021. The book presents nineteen works, all of which in their own way explore the “architecture of desire,” a term Monko has used to characterize his work. Monko draws inspiration from messages in public spaces, print advertisements, store displays, shop windows, etc. Ubiquitous advertising strategies designed to create lasting desire try to convince us that the products being presented will help us achieve luxury, romance, and happiness. Monko’s interest in these integral elements of capitalist society stems from his childhood in the 1980s, when goods were scarce in the Soviet Union.

The works are accompanied in the book by an essay by curator and theorist Moritz Scheper and three conversations with Monko’s fellow artists and friends: Erika Hock, Maruša Sagadin and Paul Kuimet. Scheper discusses the connections between Monko’s earlier and more recent works and the different forms of expression of femininity dominant in the East and the West. Conversations touch on topics such as creativity, materiality, collaboration and book making. The completion of the book was supported by the Estonian Cultural Foundation and the Association of Photographers (Foku).

The book presentation will take place as part of the Lugemik publishing house’s participation in the world’s largest art book fair, NY Art Book Fair 2022. Lugemik will show at the fair, besides Marge Monko, a large number of publications by EKA alumni and teachers: Ott Kagovere, Sandra Nuut, Edith Karlson, Paul Kuimet, Mari Laanemets and Flo Kasearu. Lugemik’s participation in the fair is supported by the Estonian Ministry of Culture and the Estonian Cultural Foundation.

Posted by Andres Lõo — Permalink

Marge Monko Presents New Book in New York

Wednesday 12 October, 2022

Presentation of the new book by EKA photography professor Marge Monko in New York.

On Wednesday, October 12, artist Marge Monko, professor of the Department of Photography at EKA, will present her new monograph “Flawless, Seamless” in New York, at the Margot Samel Gallery. At the book presentation, Monko talks to the critic and theoretician R.H. With Lossin.

The editor of the book is Laura Toots, an alumnus of the photography department of EKA, the graphic designer is Indrek Sirkel, a doctoral student and junior researcher of EKA, and the publisher is Lugemik.

“Flawless, Seamless” is Marge Monko’s first monograph, which includes the artist’s works from 2014-2021. The book presents nineteen works, all of which in their own way explore the “architecture of desire,” a term Monko has used to characterize his work. Monko draws inspiration from messages in public spaces, print advertisements, store displays, shop windows, etc. Ubiquitous advertising strategies designed to create lasting desire try to convince us that the products being presented will help us achieve luxury, romance, and happiness. Monko’s interest in these integral elements of capitalist society stems from his childhood in the 1980s, when goods were scarce in the Soviet Union.

The works are accompanied in the book by an essay by curator and theorist Moritz Scheper and three conversations with Monko’s fellow artists and friends: Erika Hock, Maruša Sagadin and Paul Kuimet. Scheper discusses the connections between Monko’s earlier and more recent works and the different forms of expression of femininity dominant in the East and the West. Conversations touch on topics such as creativity, materiality, collaboration and book making. The completion of the book was supported by the Estonian Cultural Foundation and the Association of Photographers (Foku).

The book presentation will take place as part of the Lugemik publishing house’s participation in the world’s largest art book fair, NY Art Book Fair 2022. Lugemik will show at the fair, besides Marge Monko, a large number of publications by EKA alumni and teachers: Ott Kagovere, Sandra Nuut, Edith Karlson, Paul Kuimet, Mari Laanemets and Flo Kasearu. Lugemik’s participation in the fair is supported by the Estonian Ministry of Culture and the Estonian Cultural Foundation.

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04.11.2022 — 05.11.2022

EKA 108 Reunion, Auction, Workshops, PARTY!

Save the date!

More info soon!

BUY TICKETS HERE

19.00 – Speeches, workshops, house tours
19.30 – Music by Andres Lõo
20.00 – Auction
21.45 – Cake
22.00 – The Boondocks
23.00 – DJ Raul Saaremets

Buy the tickets from Fienta: https://fienta.com/eka-108.
Discounted tickets (5€ for alumni and employees and 3€ for students) available until 28th October!

An art auction is planned, where the works of both alumni and students will be sold. With the collected money, we support young artists.

The majors organize workshops, Ülle Marks together with the students makes an unforgettable drawing spectacle, there are excursions in the exhibition and in the building of the EKA museum.

Bars and cafes are open.

 

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/3214788912109329

Posted by Andres Lõo — Permalink

EKA 108 Reunion, Auction, Workshops, PARTY!

Friday 04 November, 2022 — Saturday 05 November, 2022

Save the date!

More info soon!

BUY TICKETS HERE

19.00 – Speeches, workshops, house tours
19.30 – Music by Andres Lõo
20.00 – Auction
21.45 – Cake
22.00 – The Boondocks
23.00 – DJ Raul Saaremets

Buy the tickets from Fienta: https://fienta.com/eka-108.
Discounted tickets (5€ for alumni and employees and 3€ for students) available until 28th October!

An art auction is planned, where the works of both alumni and students will be sold. With the collected money, we support young artists.

The majors organize workshops, Ülle Marks together with the students makes an unforgettable drawing spectacle, there are excursions in the exhibition and in the building of the EKA museum.

Bars and cafes are open.

 

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/3214788912109329

Posted by Andres Lõo — Permalink

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

Posted by Andres Lõo — Permalink

29.11.2021

Open innovation lecture: Kadri Ukrainski

On Monday, November 29, at 4 pm, Dr. Kadri Ukrainski, Professor of Research and Innovation Policy and Head of the Faculty of Economics at the University of Tartu, will give a public lecture on “Basic Concepts of Innovation: Theory and Practice” in the hall of EKA (A-101).

Innovation is a word that runs through all walks of life today, ambitiously encompassing the readiness to innovate, the creation of new values ​​and the management of these processes. In the Academy of Arts, too, innovation is something we encounter on a daily basis, but can we also make sense of its various aspects and the conscious orientation of its possibilities?

Kadri Ukrainski is an Estonian economist and professor of research and innovation policy at the University of Tartu. With her research on innovation policy, she has supported the development of research policy both in Estonia and in international organisations.

The lecture is open to anyone on presentation of a valid Covid digital certificate.
It is mandatory to wear a mask in the EKA building.
The lecture will be in Estonian.

The lecture is organised by the Estonian Association of Architects.

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Open innovation lecture: Kadri Ukrainski

Monday 29 November, 2021

On Monday, November 29, at 4 pm, Dr. Kadri Ukrainski, Professor of Research and Innovation Policy and Head of the Faculty of Economics at the University of Tartu, will give a public lecture on “Basic Concepts of Innovation: Theory and Practice” in the hall of EKA (A-101).

Innovation is a word that runs through all walks of life today, ambitiously encompassing the readiness to innovate, the creation of new values ​​and the management of these processes. In the Academy of Arts, too, innovation is something we encounter on a daily basis, but can we also make sense of its various aspects and the conscious orientation of its possibilities?

Kadri Ukrainski is an Estonian economist and professor of research and innovation policy at the University of Tartu. With her research on innovation policy, she has supported the development of research policy both in Estonia and in international organisations.

The lecture is open to anyone on presentation of a valid Covid digital certificate.
It is mandatory to wear a mask in the EKA building.
The lecture will be in Estonian.

The lecture is organised by the Estonian Association of Architects.

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15.06.2021 — 17.06.2021

PhD Vitamin: Open lectures, consultations and workshop

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The registration to the PhD Vitamin consultations and workshop is open! (link below)

The second PhD Vitamin at the Estonian Academy of Arts will take place this year on June 15-17 via ZOOM. The event consists of public lectures, consultations and a workshop for drafting a doctoral thesis. The event will once again bring together experts in creative research with those interested in entering doctoral studies in art and design.

All interested parties are welcome to participate in public lectures by creative research experts June 15-16:

Tuesday, 15.06. 14:00-15:00 – Mick Wilson

Mick Wilson is an artist, educator, and researcher. He is currently Professor of Art and Director of Doctoral Studies at HDK-Valand Academy of Art & Design, University of Gothenburg. He has been actively involved in developing and promoting artistic research on the academic, institutional, and public levels. His current research deals with questions of art as public culture; political community with the dead; exhibition-making as inquiry; and the rhetorical dynamics of knowledge conflict and symbolic violence. His co-edited volumes include: How Institutions Think (2017) and The Curatorial Conundrum (2016), both MIT and with Paul O’Neill and Lucy Steeds, and SHARE Handbook for Artistic Research Education (2013), ELIA with Schelte van Ruiten. Wilson is currently involved in projects like PARSE On the Question of Exhibition (2020-2021), Open Up (2019-2023), and Public Art Research Report II (2020-2022).

In his lecture entitled “Meeting Friends and Parting Ways,” Mick Wilson will give a personal exploration of the potentials and tensions of the artistic research field based on his collaborative experience as an artist, writer, researcher, and organizer.

Tuesday, 15.06. 17:00-18:00 – Britta Benno

Britta Benno is a Tallinn-based artist who specializes in drawing and printmaking. She is interested in various hybrid techniques and materials that open up new perspectives. In recent years Benno has been working on a series depicting posthuman urban landscapes. Her conceptual keywords include memory, power, and loss of meaning (ruins), imagination (worlding), printmaker’s tools of thought (thinking in layers), and posthuman philosophy.

Since 2018 Benno is a doctoral student on the EKA art and design doctoral curriculum. Her practice-based research focuses on thinking in layers and imagining in layers inherent to her medium: posthuman landscapes in the field of extended drawing and printmaking. In her lecture, she will present her research, shed light on how it has evolved and changed during the studies, and how the academic and artistic practices work together.

Wednesday, 16.06. 16:00-17:30 – Thomas Markussen & Eva Knutz

Thomas Markussen is associate professor and co-founder of the Social Design Research Unit at the University of Southern Denmark. In his work, Markussen focuses on how design can be used as a political and critical aesthetic practice, notably in social design, design activism, and design fiction.

Eva Knutz is an artist and designer, an associate professor within practice-based design research, and co-founder of the Social Design Research Unit at the University of Southern Denmark. The group works on participatory design processes leading to social value for the individual and society at large, with particular attention to marginalized or vulnerable groups in society. Knutz has a developed number of prototypes (games) and research artifacts (probes, self-aid kits, tools) focusing on two large public sectors, healthcare, and criminal care.

Markussen’ and Knutz’ shared lecture is titled “Practice-based research in art and design – an introduction”.

Consultations and Workshop: June 16-17

In addition to the lectures, individual consultations take place within the framework of the PhD Vitamin on June 16. They offer the opportunity to talk about artistic work and ideas for a doctoral thesis with an expert of your choice. To register for a consultation, please provide your portfolio with the registration form (see below).

On June 17, the workshop about ideation and preparation for one’s PhD proposal with Thomas Markussen and Eva Knutz will take place. To take part in the workshop, please provide a 1-pager of your idea. Instructions can be found on the registration form.

To participate in the consultation or the workshop, register HERE. [Registration for consultations and the workshop is closed. Please join the open lectures instead: no registration is required for that.]

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 11.06.2021. 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!

The lectures and consultations will take place in digital environments.

If you have any questions, please contact madis.luik@artun.ee

PhD Vitamin was first initiated in 2020 by the Faculty of Fine Arts. In 2021, it is being 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.

Posted by Madis Luik — Permalink

PhD Vitamin: Open lectures, consultations and workshop

Tuesday 15 June, 2021 — Thursday 17 June, 2021

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The registration to the PhD Vitamin consultations and workshop is open! (link below)

The second PhD Vitamin at the Estonian Academy of Arts will take place this year on June 15-17 via ZOOM. The event consists of public lectures, consultations and a workshop for drafting a doctoral thesis. The event will once again bring together experts in creative research with those interested in entering doctoral studies in art and design.

All interested parties are welcome to participate in public lectures by creative research experts June 15-16:

Tuesday, 15.06. 14:00-15:00 – Mick Wilson

Mick Wilson is an artist, educator, and researcher. He is currently Professor of Art and Director of Doctoral Studies at HDK-Valand Academy of Art & Design, University of Gothenburg. He has been actively involved in developing and promoting artistic research on the academic, institutional, and public levels. His current research deals with questions of art as public culture; political community with the dead; exhibition-making as inquiry; and the rhetorical dynamics of knowledge conflict and symbolic violence. His co-edited volumes include: How Institutions Think (2017) and The Curatorial Conundrum (2016), both MIT and with Paul O’Neill and Lucy Steeds, and SHARE Handbook for Artistic Research Education (2013), ELIA with Schelte van Ruiten. Wilson is currently involved in projects like PARSE On the Question of Exhibition (2020-2021), Open Up (2019-2023), and Public Art Research Report II (2020-2022).

In his lecture entitled “Meeting Friends and Parting Ways,” Mick Wilson will give a personal exploration of the potentials and tensions of the artistic research field based on his collaborative experience as an artist, writer, researcher, and organizer.

Tuesday, 15.06. 17:00-18:00 – Britta Benno

Britta Benno is a Tallinn-based artist who specializes in drawing and printmaking. She is interested in various hybrid techniques and materials that open up new perspectives. In recent years Benno has been working on a series depicting posthuman urban landscapes. Her conceptual keywords include memory, power, and loss of meaning (ruins), imagination (worlding), printmaker’s tools of thought (thinking in layers), and posthuman philosophy.

Since 2018 Benno is a doctoral student on the EKA art and design doctoral curriculum. Her practice-based research focuses on thinking in layers and imagining in layers inherent to her medium: posthuman landscapes in the field of extended drawing and printmaking. In her lecture, she will present her research, shed light on how it has evolved and changed during the studies, and how the academic and artistic practices work together.

Wednesday, 16.06. 16:00-17:30 – Thomas Markussen & Eva Knutz

Thomas Markussen is associate professor and co-founder of the Social Design Research Unit at the University of Southern Denmark. In his work, Markussen focuses on how design can be used as a political and critical aesthetic practice, notably in social design, design activism, and design fiction.

Eva Knutz is an artist and designer, an associate professor within practice-based design research, and co-founder of the Social Design Research Unit at the University of Southern Denmark. The group works on participatory design processes leading to social value for the individual and society at large, with particular attention to marginalized or vulnerable groups in society. Knutz has a developed number of prototypes (games) and research artifacts (probes, self-aid kits, tools) focusing on two large public sectors, healthcare, and criminal care.

Markussen’ and Knutz’ shared lecture is titled “Practice-based research in art and design – an introduction”.

Consultations and Workshop: June 16-17

In addition to the lectures, individual consultations take place within the framework of the PhD Vitamin on June 16. They offer the opportunity to talk about artistic work and ideas for a doctoral thesis with an expert of your choice. To register for a consultation, please provide your portfolio with the registration form (see below).

On June 17, the workshop about ideation and preparation for one’s PhD proposal with Thomas Markussen and Eva Knutz will take place. To take part in the workshop, please provide a 1-pager of your idea. Instructions can be found on the registration form.

To participate in the consultation or the workshop, register HERE. [Registration for consultations and the workshop is closed. Please join the open lectures instead: no registration is required for that.]

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 11.06.2021. 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!

The lectures and consultations will take place in digital environments.

If you have any questions, please contact madis.luik@artun.ee

PhD Vitamin was first initiated in 2020 by the Faculty of Fine Arts. In 2021, it is being 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.

Posted by Madis Luik — Permalink

04.05.2020 — 08.05.2020

PhD Vitamin – Lectures and consultatsions for potential PhD candidates

PhD Vitamin is a first-time event at the Estonian Academy of Arts that consists of public lectures and individual consultations. Our goal is to bring together experts in artistic research with prospective PhD students with the intent of introducing the latter to the field of artistic research and to advise them in developing their own PhD research proposals.

1. Join the lectures: (please register beforehand)

Monday, 04.05. 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Liina Siib works mainly in photography, video and installation. The most prominent and recurring themes in Siib’s work include social spaces, marginalised groups and overlooked experiences. In her work Siib looks into how history gets written and the role of memory in shaping various groups in society, often using interviews, observation or archival materials as her method of working. (CCA)

Monday, 04.05. 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Dr. Varvara Guljajeva is an artist and researcher. Varvara holds a PhD from Estonian Academy of Arts, and M.Sc in digital media from University of Luebeck, and a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from IT Collage (Tallinn University of Technology). Her practice-based doctoral thesis “From interaction to postparticipation: the disappearing role of the active participant” analyses and contextualises passive audience interaction through the lens of post-participation.

Tuesday, 05.05. 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Dr. Michael Schwab is a London-based artist and artistic researcher who investigates postconceptual uses of technology in a variety of media including photography, drawing, printmaking, and installation art. He holds a M.A. in philosophy (Hamburg University) and a PhD in photography (Royal College of Art, London) that focuses on post-conceptual post-photography and artistic research methodology. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal for Artistic Research (JAR).

Wednesday, 06.05. 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Dr. Chris Hales has exhibited a variety of interactive film installations dating back to ARTEC’95 in Japan via Future Cinema at ZKM in 2003 to the Glucksman Gallery in Cork in 2019. Part of his enquiry is the use of novel or unusual interface technology including facial emotion recognition and brain-computer interfaces.

2. Join the consultations: (please also register beforehand)

In addition to the lectures, individual consultations take place within the framework of the PhD Vitamin from 6th to 8th of May. They offer the opportunity to talk about your artistic work and ideas for a doctoral thesis with an expert of your choice.

In addition to the experts who will give lectures in the first half of the event, it is possible to register for a consultation with artist Kristina Norman.

Kristina Norman is a freelance artist whose interdisciplinary work is characterized by an interest in the relationship between identity, memory and public space. One of her most internationally known works is the intervention in public space at the 10th Manifesta Biennale in St. Petersburg, when she installed a 14-meter iron Christmas tree frame – which has become a symbol of Euromaidan – in front of the Winter Palace. The action linked the tragic events in Kiev to the repressed memory of demonstrations at the Palace Square at various times. Norman’s newer research-based creation experiments with performative expressions.

To participate in the consultations, register HERE.

We encourage artists, alumni and graduates of the Estonian Academy of Arts and other universities working with creative research methods to register. Registration is open until 03.05.2020. 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!

The lectures and consultations will take place in digital environments. The event is funded by the European Regional Development Fund

Questions? Please contact madis.luik@artun.ee

Posted by Madis Luik — Permalink

PhD Vitamin – Lectures and consultatsions for potential PhD candidates

Monday 04 May, 2020 — Friday 08 May, 2020

PhD Vitamin is a first-time event at the Estonian Academy of Arts that consists of public lectures and individual consultations. Our goal is to bring together experts in artistic research with prospective PhD students with the intent of introducing the latter to the field of artistic research and to advise them in developing their own PhD research proposals.

1. Join the lectures: (please register beforehand)

Monday, 04.05. 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Liina Siib works mainly in photography, video and installation. The most prominent and recurring themes in Siib’s work include social spaces, marginalised groups and overlooked experiences. In her work Siib looks into how history gets written and the role of memory in shaping various groups in society, often using interviews, observation or archival materials as her method of working. (CCA)

Monday, 04.05. 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Dr. Varvara Guljajeva is an artist and researcher. Varvara holds a PhD from Estonian Academy of Arts, and M.Sc in digital media from University of Luebeck, and a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from IT Collage (Tallinn University of Technology). Her practice-based doctoral thesis “From interaction to postparticipation: the disappearing role of the active participant” analyses and contextualises passive audience interaction through the lens of post-participation.

Tuesday, 05.05. 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Dr. Michael Schwab is a London-based artist and artistic researcher who investigates postconceptual uses of technology in a variety of media including photography, drawing, printmaking, and installation art. He holds a M.A. in philosophy (Hamburg University) and a PhD in photography (Royal College of Art, London) that focuses on post-conceptual post-photography and artistic research methodology. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal for Artistic Research (JAR).

Wednesday, 06.05. 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Dr. Chris Hales has exhibited a variety of interactive film installations dating back to ARTEC’95 in Japan via Future Cinema at ZKM in 2003 to the Glucksman Gallery in Cork in 2019. Part of his enquiry is the use of novel or unusual interface technology including facial emotion recognition and brain-computer interfaces.

2. Join the consultations: (please also register beforehand)

In addition to the lectures, individual consultations take place within the framework of the PhD Vitamin from 6th to 8th of May. They offer the opportunity to talk about your artistic work and ideas for a doctoral thesis with an expert of your choice.

In addition to the experts who will give lectures in the first half of the event, it is possible to register for a consultation with artist Kristina Norman.

Kristina Norman is a freelance artist whose interdisciplinary work is characterized by an interest in the relationship between identity, memory and public space. One of her most internationally known works is the intervention in public space at the 10th Manifesta Biennale in St. Petersburg, when she installed a 14-meter iron Christmas tree frame – which has become a symbol of Euromaidan – in front of the Winter Palace. The action linked the tragic events in Kiev to the repressed memory of demonstrations at the Palace Square at various times. Norman’s newer research-based creation experiments with performative expressions.

To participate in the consultations, register HERE.

We encourage artists, alumni and graduates of the Estonian Academy of Arts and other universities working with creative research methods to register. Registration is open until 03.05.2020. 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!

The lectures and consultations will take place in digital environments. The event is funded by the European Regional Development Fund

Questions? Please contact madis.luik@artun.ee

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27.11.2017 — 28.11.2017

Writing seminar

November 27, 11.00 – 17.00 (Estonia pst 7 room 426)
November 28, 11 – 15 (Estonia pst 7 room 440a)


By Aslaug Nyrnes and Nina Schjønsby

The seminar will focus on various forms of writing in the context of artistic research. Through text examples we aim to reflect on different options and challenges typical of texts in the genre.

We will give two short lectures (30 minutes each):

Professor Aslaug Nyrnes:

A topological perspective on writing in artistic research: Between personal notes and academic thesis

Assistant Professor Nina Schjønsby:

Developing a text as a social and critical act

With these lectures as a starting point and throughout the seminar we will discuss principal questions on writing. The focus will be on different genres, the structure of the text, criticality, references and the writer’s voice.

All participants are welcome to submit a text in progress. Notes, abstracts, articles, essays, catalogue texts, reflections, etc. are equally welcome, but the text should not exceed 5 pages. All submitted texts will be read by all participants, and everyone will receive feedback on their writings during the seminar. 

Send the text to elika.kiilo@artun.ee

Deadline: November 22, 2017 

Registration form.

 



Aslaug Nyrnes is professor at the University of Bergen. She defended her doctoral degree on the didactics of the author Ludvig Holberg in 2002, Det didaktiske rommet. Didaktisk topologi i Ludvig Holbergs Moralske Tanker (Universitetet i Bergen, 2002). Her current research focuses on didactics in arts. Her works include “Lighting from the side: rhetoric and artistic research” in Sensuous knowledge: focus on artistic research and development (KHiB, 2006) and a large number of articles.

Nina Schjønsby is an art historian working with text and publishing in the art field. She runs the independent publishing house Tekstbyrået, together with writer and translator Halvor Haugen, and she is also a freelance editor. She teaches at the Art Academy in Oslo, and at the Faculty of Art, Music and Design in Bergen. Schjønsby has contributed to art magazines such as Ekfrase, Rhizome: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge, Billedkunst and SITE.


This event is supported by the ASTRA project of the Estonian Academy of Arts – EKA LOOVKÄRG (European Union, European Regional Development Fund).

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Writing seminar

Monday 27 November, 2017 — Tuesday 28 November, 2017

November 27, 11.00 – 17.00 (Estonia pst 7 room 426)
November 28, 11 – 15 (Estonia pst 7 room 440a)


By Aslaug Nyrnes and Nina Schjønsby

The seminar will focus on various forms of writing in the context of artistic research. Through text examples we aim to reflect on different options and challenges typical of texts in the genre.

We will give two short lectures (30 minutes each):

Professor Aslaug Nyrnes:

A topological perspective on writing in artistic research: Between personal notes and academic thesis

Assistant Professor Nina Schjønsby:

Developing a text as a social and critical act

With these lectures as a starting point and throughout the seminar we will discuss principal questions on writing. The focus will be on different genres, the structure of the text, criticality, references and the writer’s voice.

All participants are welcome to submit a text in progress. Notes, abstracts, articles, essays, catalogue texts, reflections, etc. are equally welcome, but the text should not exceed 5 pages. All submitted texts will be read by all participants, and everyone will receive feedback on their writings during the seminar. 

Send the text to elika.kiilo@artun.ee

Deadline: November 22, 2017 

Registration form.

 



Aslaug Nyrnes is professor at the University of Bergen. She defended her doctoral degree on the didactics of the author Ludvig Holberg in 2002, Det didaktiske rommet. Didaktisk topologi i Ludvig Holbergs Moralske Tanker (Universitetet i Bergen, 2002). Her current research focuses on didactics in arts. Her works include “Lighting from the side: rhetoric and artistic research” in Sensuous knowledge: focus on artistic research and development (KHiB, 2006) and a large number of articles.

Nina Schjønsby is an art historian working with text and publishing in the art field. She runs the independent publishing house Tekstbyrået, together with writer and translator Halvor Haugen, and she is also a freelance editor. She teaches at the Art Academy in Oslo, and at the Faculty of Art, Music and Design in Bergen. Schjønsby has contributed to art magazines such as Ekfrase, Rhizome: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge, Billedkunst and SITE.


This event is supported by the ASTRA project of the Estonian Academy of Arts – EKA LOOVKÄRG (European Union, European Regional Development Fund).

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28.08.2017

Quo vadis, Academy? Seminar

Seminar at the beginning of the semester dedicated to discussing academy’s possible futures. Seminar is led by academics Anu Raud and rector Mart Kalm and Tartu University’s rector of academic affairs Mart Noorma.

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Quo vadis, Academy? Seminar

Monday 28 August, 2017

Seminar at the beginning of the semester dedicated to discussing academy’s possible futures. Seminar is led by academics Anu Raud and rector Mart Kalm and Tartu University’s rector of academic affairs Mart Noorma.

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23.01.2018 — 25.01.2018

Teaching for learning – the university perspective: Conference in Tartu (Estonia)

Learning-centered teaching approaches that can only be achieved through cooperation are a cornerstone of today’s higher education. This conference is dedicated to the development of teaching and learning and deals with issues such as the essence of learning-centered teaching, new teaching tools that support and facilitate quality learning, differences in field-specific teaching, and the role of leadership in ensuring quality teaching and learning. The conference provides opportunities to present results of higher education research and the scholarship of teaching and learning, as well as to share best practice experiences with colleagues. Everyone interested in supporting the development of their students and enhancing their teaching in higher education is invited to participate.
https://sisu.ut.ee/universityteaching2018/avaleht

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Teaching for learning – the university perspective: Conference in Tartu (Estonia)

Tuesday 23 January, 2018 — Thursday 25 January, 2018

Learning-centered teaching approaches that can only be achieved through cooperation are a cornerstone of today’s higher education. This conference is dedicated to the development of teaching and learning and deals with issues such as the essence of learning-centered teaching, new teaching tools that support and facilitate quality learning, differences in field-specific teaching, and the role of leadership in ensuring quality teaching and learning. The conference provides opportunities to present results of higher education research and the scholarship of teaching and learning, as well as to share best practice experiences with colleagues. Everyone interested in supporting the development of their students and enhancing their teaching in higher education is invited to participate.
https://sisu.ut.ee/universityteaching2018/avaleht

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