Workshops

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

28.10.2022

Future Lab: How will creative higher education (teaching/learning) look like in 2045?

Dear lecturers, students, academics – you are invited to participate in labs that ponder these questions through creating “future-archives”!

Both labs have the same structure so you can choose which date suits you better!

So, how are teaching practices changed by 2045? What kind of new methods and approaches have been embedded? What is the “good old” that has remained? What are teaching philosophies and values? How are things organized in higher art institutes and how does it feel like being a lecturer in those institutes, what brings joy and what frustrates?

Those questions are analysed in the lab through a future studies method called “the future archive”. Each lab has first shorts lectures and discussion parts, in order to kick off future thinking chakras. Then participants start working (alone or in groups) with artefacts that will belong to that future archive, so these artefacts will be created as if in 2045. NB! Although we tend to think about the future in rather optimistic terms, dystopian versions are also very welcomed!

Artefacts that end up in this future archive can be manifestos, found objects, recordings of the performances, GIFs, collages, “someone” notebooks, a smell, a sound, an edible thing – but they all have to tell a story about some aspect in future teaching practices. Every artefact will be accompanied by a label, explaining main features. Each lab ends with a small exhibition and discussion. Participants should be willing to let their artefacts be documented and accept that those documentations will be used further during the FAST45 project.

Why such labs?

These labs are taking place in the context of Erasmus+ Project “Future Art School Trends 2045”. FAST45 has 11 partners in Europe, higher art universities and creative companies. Its goal is to discuss future perspectives for art school – what kind of preparation future artists, musicians, dancers etc would need? Project duration is from 2021 until end of 2023 and from EKA’s side Project is run by Maarin Ektermann. There have been some workshops in EKA and the possibility to listen to online lectures and webinars of other partners. All information about FAST45 can be found here.

Facilitating the lab

Lab will be organized in cooperation with Project partners from Uniarts (Finland) and LUCA (Belgium). We are inspired by Jaak Tomberg, literary scholar focussed on sci-fi and utopias.

Frederik Klanberg (De Structura). De Structura is a multidimensional pan-European initiative that strives to create more opportunities for young people in the art sector.

Lab is organised by Maarin Ektermann, Eva Liisa Kubinyi, Kristiina Krabi-Klanberg (EKA) and colleagues from LUCA (Belgium) and Uniarts (Finland).

Working languages will be Estonian and English – it is possible to have group discussions among participants in both languages, but presentations etc should be in English.

If future teaching practices speak to you, then please register by October 21:

for the 28.10 lab HERE

For more information please connect with Maarin Ektermann, e-mail maarin.ektermann@artun.ee

Posted by Kristiina Krabi — Permalink

Future Lab: How will creative higher education (teaching/learning) look like in 2045?

Friday 28 October, 2022

Dear lecturers, students, academics – you are invited to participate in labs that ponder these questions through creating “future-archives”!

Both labs have the same structure so you can choose which date suits you better!

So, how are teaching practices changed by 2045? What kind of new methods and approaches have been embedded? What is the “good old” that has remained? What are teaching philosophies and values? How are things organized in higher art institutes and how does it feel like being a lecturer in those institutes, what brings joy and what frustrates?

Those questions are analysed in the lab through a future studies method called “the future archive”. Each lab has first shorts lectures and discussion parts, in order to kick off future thinking chakras. Then participants start working (alone or in groups) with artefacts that will belong to that future archive, so these artefacts will be created as if in 2045. NB! Although we tend to think about the future in rather optimistic terms, dystopian versions are also very welcomed!

Artefacts that end up in this future archive can be manifestos, found objects, recordings of the performances, GIFs, collages, “someone” notebooks, a smell, a sound, an edible thing – but they all have to tell a story about some aspect in future teaching practices. Every artefact will be accompanied by a label, explaining main features. Each lab ends with a small exhibition and discussion. Participants should be willing to let their artefacts be documented and accept that those documentations will be used further during the FAST45 project.

Why such labs?

These labs are taking place in the context of Erasmus+ Project “Future Art School Trends 2045”. FAST45 has 11 partners in Europe, higher art universities and creative companies. Its goal is to discuss future perspectives for art school – what kind of preparation future artists, musicians, dancers etc would need? Project duration is from 2021 until end of 2023 and from EKA’s side Project is run by Maarin Ektermann. There have been some workshops in EKA and the possibility to listen to online lectures and webinars of other partners. All information about FAST45 can be found here.

Facilitating the lab

Lab will be organized in cooperation with Project partners from Uniarts (Finland) and LUCA (Belgium). We are inspired by Jaak Tomberg, literary scholar focussed on sci-fi and utopias.

Frederik Klanberg (De Structura). De Structura is a multidimensional pan-European initiative that strives to create more opportunities for young people in the art sector.

Lab is organised by Maarin Ektermann, Eva Liisa Kubinyi, Kristiina Krabi-Klanberg (EKA) and colleagues from LUCA (Belgium) and Uniarts (Finland).

Working languages will be Estonian and English – it is possible to have group discussions among participants in both languages, but presentations etc should be in English.

If future teaching practices speak to you, then please register by October 21:

for the 28.10 lab HERE

For more information please connect with Maarin Ektermann, e-mail maarin.ektermann@artun.ee

Posted by Kristiina Krabi — Permalink

27.10.2022

Future Lab: How will creative higher education (teaching/learning) look like in 2045?

Dear lecturers, students, academics – you are invited to participate in labs that ponder these questions through creating “future-archives”!

Labs are happening in EKA (Põhja pst 7, Tallinn):

27th of October, Thursday, 2 pm – 6 pm (B-205)

 

So, how are teaching practices changed by 2045? What kind of new methods and approaches have been embedded? What is the “good old” that has remained? What are teaching philosophies and values? How are things organized in higher art institutes and how does it feel like being a lecturer in those institutes, what brings joy and what frustrates?

Those questions are analysed in the lab through a future studies method called “the future archive”. Each lab has first shorts lectures and discussion parts, in order to kick off future thinking chakras. Then participants start working (alone or in groups) with artefacts that will belong to that future archive, so these artefacts will be created as if in 2045. NB! Although we tend to think about the future in rather optimistic terms, dystopian versions are also very welcomed!

Artefacts that end up in this future archive can be manifestos, found objects, recordings of the performances, GIFs, collages, “someone” notebooks, a smell, a sound, an edible thing – but they all have to tell a story about some aspect in future teaching practices. Every artefact will be accompanied by a label, explaining main features. Each lab ends with a small exhibition and discussion. Participants should be willing to let their artefacts be documented and accept that those documentations will be used further during the FAST45 project.

 

If future teaching practices speak to you, then please register by October 21:

for the 27.10 lab HERE

For more information please connect with Maarin Ektermann, e-mail maarin.ektermann@artun.ee

Posted by Kristiina Krabi — Permalink

Future Lab: How will creative higher education (teaching/learning) look like in 2045?

Thursday 27 October, 2022

Dear lecturers, students, academics – you are invited to participate in labs that ponder these questions through creating “future-archives”!

Labs are happening in EKA (Põhja pst 7, Tallinn):

27th of October, Thursday, 2 pm – 6 pm (B-205)

 

So, how are teaching practices changed by 2045? What kind of new methods and approaches have been embedded? What is the “good old” that has remained? What are teaching philosophies and values? How are things organized in higher art institutes and how does it feel like being a lecturer in those institutes, what brings joy and what frustrates?

Those questions are analysed in the lab through a future studies method called “the future archive”. Each lab has first shorts lectures and discussion parts, in order to kick off future thinking chakras. Then participants start working (alone or in groups) with artefacts that will belong to that future archive, so these artefacts will be created as if in 2045. NB! Although we tend to think about the future in rather optimistic terms, dystopian versions are also very welcomed!

Artefacts that end up in this future archive can be manifestos, found objects, recordings of the performances, GIFs, collages, “someone” notebooks, a smell, a sound, an edible thing – but they all have to tell a story about some aspect in future teaching practices. Every artefact will be accompanied by a label, explaining main features. Each lab ends with a small exhibition and discussion. Participants should be willing to let their artefacts be documented and accept that those documentations will be used further during the FAST45 project.

 

If future teaching practices speak to you, then please register by October 21:

for the 27.10 lab HERE

For more information please connect with Maarin Ektermann, e-mail maarin.ektermann@artun.ee

Posted by Kristiina Krabi — Permalink

25.11.2022 — 27.11.2022

Garage48 Future of Wood: Rebuild Ukraine

Garage48, Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonian Research Council and TSENTER Competence Center invite you to create the future of wood. This time all the creative and out of the box ideas are welcome to rebuild Ukraine in a green and sustainable manner. 

 

Ukraine has been fighting a war on their home since February 24th. They need our ongoing support now as much as when the invasion began. We believe that the Future of Wood makeathon can be a place to contribute to this matter. Let’s create collaboration between Estonia and Ukraine to build, create and revalue the use of wood, for the purpose of rebuilding in Ukraine.

The end result we seek at the makeathon is either physical or digital prototypes. So whether you are someone who works with a CNC machine, a chisel or a laptop – we welcome you. We’re welcoming students, working practitioners, experts and enthusiasts. You can join with or without an idea, as an individual or a team.

 

The focus topic this year are:

  • Modular, circular and climate neutral construction;
  • Technologies for rapid design, engineering and production;
  • Smart valorization of biomass in construction and long-lasting products;
  • Roll-up, Fold-up, Flip-up, Pack-up – products that fit perfectly into, onto or next to modular buildings.

 

See more information about the machinery available, our experts and the focus topics on our website

 

SIGN UP NOW

 

Pre-event

 

Estonian Research Council and EAS are hosting a SekMo (sectorial mobility measure) cooperation day for entrepreneurs and researchers that will be focused on wood. It is a great way to have 1:1 discussions between entrepreneurs and researchers regarding their problems and field of study. Use this opportunity to build a base for future cooperation and brainstorm ideas that can be turned into a physical prototype at the Garage48 Future of Wood: Rebuild Ukraine makeathon.

More information

 

Register 

 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at noora@garage48.org

 

Põhja puiestee 7, Tallinn – Estonia Academy of Arts

 

Garage48 Future of Wood 2022 is financed by the Estonian Academy of Arts, the Estonian Research Council, and the Cultural Endowment of Estonia

Posted by Andres Lõo — Permalink

Garage48 Future of Wood: Rebuild Ukraine

Friday 25 November, 2022 — Sunday 27 November, 2022

Garage48, Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonian Research Council and TSENTER Competence Center invite you to create the future of wood. This time all the creative and out of the box ideas are welcome to rebuild Ukraine in a green and sustainable manner. 

 

Ukraine has been fighting a war on their home since February 24th. They need our ongoing support now as much as when the invasion began. We believe that the Future of Wood makeathon can be a place to contribute to this matter. Let’s create collaboration between Estonia and Ukraine to build, create and revalue the use of wood, for the purpose of rebuilding in Ukraine.

The end result we seek at the makeathon is either physical or digital prototypes. So whether you are someone who works with a CNC machine, a chisel or a laptop – we welcome you. We’re welcoming students, working practitioners, experts and enthusiasts. You can join with or without an idea, as an individual or a team.

 

The focus topic this year are:

  • Modular, circular and climate neutral construction;
  • Technologies for rapid design, engineering and production;
  • Smart valorization of biomass in construction and long-lasting products;
  • Roll-up, Fold-up, Flip-up, Pack-up – products that fit perfectly into, onto or next to modular buildings.

 

See more information about the machinery available, our experts and the focus topics on our website

 

SIGN UP NOW

 

Pre-event

 

Estonian Research Council and EAS are hosting a SekMo (sectorial mobility measure) cooperation day for entrepreneurs and researchers that will be focused on wood. It is a great way to have 1:1 discussions between entrepreneurs and researchers regarding their problems and field of study. Use this opportunity to build a base for future cooperation and brainstorm ideas that can be turned into a physical prototype at the Garage48 Future of Wood: Rebuild Ukraine makeathon.

More information

 

Register 

 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at noora@garage48.org

 

Põhja puiestee 7, Tallinn – Estonia Academy of Arts

 

Garage48 Future of Wood 2022 is financed by the Estonian Academy of Arts, the Estonian Research Council, and the Cultural Endowment of Estonia

Posted by Andres Lõo — Permalink

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

15.09.2022 — 24.09.2022

NART public online lecture series “Insights from artists-in-residence”

In the fall of 2022, Narva Art Residency’s international artists are going to give online lectures to tell in detail about the practice of a professional artist, what the everyday life of art residencies looks like, and how to take part in the opportunities offered. It’s a possibility for the wider English-speaking audience to get to know 6 professional artists and learn their tricks and tips as well learn about their artistc practices. Online lectures take place every two weeks starting from the 15th of September. Each time at 18 o’clock in the evening.

The lecture series is broadcasted at the EKA TV webpage – a platform of the Estonian Academy of Arts. The lectures will be available also for viewing later.

EKA TV link:  https://tv.artun.ee/nartavatudloengud/7reYLVjZtv

Schedule:
15.09 at 18.00 Kenneth Bamberg

29.09 at 18.00 Jacque Falcheti 

13.10 at 18.00 TBA

27.10 at 18.00 TBA

10.11 at 18.00 TBA

24.11 at 18.00 TBA

The first lecture is by Kenneth Bamberg, who is spenting a 3-month residency in Narva. He is a Finnish photography artist from the Åland Islands who explores the different angles cultural and traditional ways of expressing masculinity.

The second lecture is by Jacque Falcheti, a singer and songwriter from Brazil. She already took part in the Station Narva festival and will write 6 songs during the time of the residency about Narva.

Posted by Andres Lõo — Permalink

NART public online lecture series “Insights from artists-in-residence”

Thursday 15 September, 2022 — Saturday 24 September, 2022

In the fall of 2022, Narva Art Residency’s international artists are going to give online lectures to tell in detail about the practice of a professional artist, what the everyday life of art residencies looks like, and how to take part in the opportunities offered. It’s a possibility for the wider English-speaking audience to get to know 6 professional artists and learn their tricks and tips as well learn about their artistc practices. Online lectures take place every two weeks starting from the 15th of September. Each time at 18 o’clock in the evening.

The lecture series is broadcasted at the EKA TV webpage – a platform of the Estonian Academy of Arts. The lectures will be available also for viewing later.

EKA TV link:  https://tv.artun.ee/nartavatudloengud/7reYLVjZtv

Schedule:
15.09 at 18.00 Kenneth Bamberg

29.09 at 18.00 Jacque Falcheti 

13.10 at 18.00 TBA

27.10 at 18.00 TBA

10.11 at 18.00 TBA

24.11 at 18.00 TBA

The first lecture is by Kenneth Bamberg, who is spenting a 3-month residency in Narva. He is a Finnish photography artist from the Åland Islands who explores the different angles cultural and traditional ways of expressing masculinity.

The second lecture is by Jacque Falcheti, a singer and songwriter from Brazil. She already took part in the Station Narva festival and will write 6 songs during the time of the residency about Narva.

Posted by Andres Lõo — Permalink

16.08.2022 — 20.08.2022

Bio-Integrated Design

Cirrus Intensive on the coastline of Saaremaa Island 16-20 August, 2022 

Start your Autumn semester with a 5-day intensive on how to incorporate the principles of ecology and living system thinking into bio-integrated and -informed design processes. 

Coinciding with the season of seaweed foraging in Estonia, the intensive is embedded within the biosphere of Saaremaa Island, where algae and algae-derived materials can be explored in the broadest sense – from open-ended design speculation to hands-on craftsmanship. 

Upon completion of the intensive, you will: 

– have an overview of the emerging technologies in algae biology, biomass production, cultivation, harvesting, and extraction (on the example of a local seaweed industry and farm; 

– understand the impacts of their (design) decisions into the environment and the society; 

– be able to derive material-specific concepts and applications for algal biomasses. 

Part of a semester-long course originally developed as a MA-level studio at the Faculty of Design at Academy of Arts, Bio-integrated Design is co-led by the designers’ collective Studio Aine (Kärt Ojavee, Annika Kaldoja, Marie Vihmar), and equals to 3 ECTS. 

Applications to the intensive will be accepted on a rolling basis until 27 June 2022 (23:59 GMT+3). The number of IC participants is limited. 

No previous field knowledge is required. 

Participants´ travel and accommodation costs will be covered by the Nordic-Baltic network of Art and Design Cirrus.

To apply for the intensive, please follow the link here

Posted by Andres Lõo — Permalink

Bio-Integrated Design

Tuesday 16 August, 2022 — Saturday 20 August, 2022

Cirrus Intensive on the coastline of Saaremaa Island 16-20 August, 2022 

Start your Autumn semester with a 5-day intensive on how to incorporate the principles of ecology and living system thinking into bio-integrated and -informed design processes. 

Coinciding with the season of seaweed foraging in Estonia, the intensive is embedded within the biosphere of Saaremaa Island, where algae and algae-derived materials can be explored in the broadest sense – from open-ended design speculation to hands-on craftsmanship. 

Upon completion of the intensive, you will: 

– have an overview of the emerging technologies in algae biology, biomass production, cultivation, harvesting, and extraction (on the example of a local seaweed industry and farm; 

– understand the impacts of their (design) decisions into the environment and the society; 

– be able to derive material-specific concepts and applications for algal biomasses. 

Part of a semester-long course originally developed as a MA-level studio at the Faculty of Design at Academy of Arts, Bio-integrated Design is co-led by the designers’ collective Studio Aine (Kärt Ojavee, Annika Kaldoja, Marie Vihmar), and equals to 3 ECTS. 

Applications to the intensive will be accepted on a rolling basis until 27 June 2022 (23:59 GMT+3). The number of IC participants is limited. 

No previous field knowledge is required. 

Participants´ travel and accommodation costs will be covered by the Nordic-Baltic network of Art and Design Cirrus.

To apply for the intensive, please follow the link here

Posted by Andres Lõo — Permalink

31.05.2022

Discussion: “What kind of design writing do we need?”

Sandra Nuut, Urmas Lüüs, Karin Vicente and Jüri Kermik talk about writing about design.

The conversation will be moderated by Taavi Hallimäe.

The discussion will be held in Estonian.

What approaches to design do we need, what do the designer need?
Who is the reader we should keep in mind when writing about design?
What kind of design should we write about at all?
What can be done with design writing, but what the design itself is not always capable of?
Do we need descriptive, evaluative, experiential, or interpretive design criticism?

The event will also introduce the new journal of the Faculty of Design of EKA, Leida the first issue of which will be published in the autumn.

Posted by Andres Lõo — Permalink

Discussion: “What kind of design writing do we need?”

Tuesday 31 May, 2022

Sandra Nuut, Urmas Lüüs, Karin Vicente and Jüri Kermik talk about writing about design.

The conversation will be moderated by Taavi Hallimäe.

The discussion will be held in Estonian.

What approaches to design do we need, what do the designer need?
Who is the reader we should keep in mind when writing about design?
What kind of design should we write about at all?
What can be done with design writing, but what the design itself is not always capable of?
Do we need descriptive, evaluative, experiential, or interpretive design criticism?

The event will also introduce the new journal of the Faculty of Design of EKA, Leida the first issue of which will be published in the autumn.

Posted by Andres Lõo — Permalink

06.06.2022 — 07.06.2022

Portfolio Cafe 2022

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June 6-7 at EKA Library

Portfolio Café is structured around one on one meetings that take place between local and international fine arts field professionals and EKA BA and MA level students. Each meeting takes place about 45 minutes. During Portfolio Café sessions students introduce themselves and their work and experts share their observations, provide recommendations, ask questions etc. After the first scheduled conversation student moves on to the next selected expert they have signed up for. 

All Portfolio Café meetings are in English.

Registration:  Portfolio Café invites all fine art students from the BA and MA level to participate. The spots are limited and participants will be chosen according to the provided portfolios. 

 

To apply, please fill out this registration form before June 3 and upload your portfolio.  

 

EXPERTS

Ulla Marquardt is a German artist and educator whose work revolves around people’s aspirations and determination to leave behind often dire working and living conditions and come a little closer to their hopes and dreams. In her photographic series and her mostly site-specific video installations, the different parts play together to form a complex visual experience that enables a dialogue – both within the different parts of the installation and between the artwork and the viewer. The second aspect in her works is the exploration of the phenomena of beauty and transience in nature.

www.ulla-marquardt.com

Lilian Hiob (b. 1991) is a curator, gallerist and art agent. She is a manager at Temnikova & Kasela gallery, also a founder of an independent gallery located in her basement, Hoib gallery. Together with Siim Preiman she is hosting a monthly radio show Vitamin K at IDA radio, dedicated to contemporary art.

Anna Zača (b. 1984) – curator, programmer and project manager in the field of animated and short film. Anna studied Art History and Theory in Latvia and Animation in Estonia. She has been the creative director of 2ANNAS ISFF and one of the founders of Riga International Film Festival, in 2015 she founded SHORT RIGA a section dedicated to short and artist film within Riga International Film Festival. Since 2016 Anna has been the Head of the Latvian Animation Association and since 2018 she is one of the Board Members at the European Animation Awards.

Audrius Pocius (b. 1991) is a curator and a philosopher currently based in Vilnius. In his curatorial practices he is mainly focused on conceptual and performative aspects of art and their potency for social and cultural critique. Audrius has been a curator and educator at CAC Vilnius up until he co-founded Swallow space for contemporary art together with his co-conspirators. He is also lecturing on various topics related to philosophy, aesthetics and contemporary culture at Vilnius University, Vilnius Academy of Art and Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.

www.swallow.lt

Siim Preiman (b. 1992) works as a curator at Tallinn Art Hall and runs a mobile art platform gallery gallery. He is characterised by a strong awareness of the environment and a desire for a more equal society. Preiman’s curatorial projects sprout from the personal and, with the help of co-creators, grow into collective platforms that address various generational pain points. The exhibitions he has convened have addressed among other issues  the expanded sense of self, changing Eastern Europeanism, the ethics of art-making and the national landscape. More recently, he has been reflecting on hospitality, gender, violence and living as a whole. 

Major projects include the group exhibition “Mändfulness” at Tallinn City Gallery (2021), the temporary project space March 1 in Tallinn Old Town (2021), the group exhibition “The Art of Being Good” at Tallinn Art Hall (2019) and the durability project/mobile platform gallery gallery (2016 – …).

www.galeriigalerii.ee

 

Portfolio Café is supported by the European Regional Development Fund EKA LOOVKÄRG (2014-2020.4.01.20-0288).

 

Posted by Maarja Pabut — Permalink

Portfolio Cafe 2022

Monday 06 June, 2022 — Tuesday 07 June, 2022

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June 6-7 at EKA Library

Portfolio Café is structured around one on one meetings that take place between local and international fine arts field professionals and EKA BA and MA level students. Each meeting takes place about 45 minutes. During Portfolio Café sessions students introduce themselves and their work and experts share their observations, provide recommendations, ask questions etc. After the first scheduled conversation student moves on to the next selected expert they have signed up for. 

All Portfolio Café meetings are in English.

Registration:  Portfolio Café invites all fine art students from the BA and MA level to participate. The spots are limited and participants will be chosen according to the provided portfolios. 

 

To apply, please fill out this registration form before June 3 and upload your portfolio.  

 

EXPERTS

Ulla Marquardt is a German artist and educator whose work revolves around people’s aspirations and determination to leave behind often dire working and living conditions and come a little closer to their hopes and dreams. In her photographic series and her mostly site-specific video installations, the different parts play together to form a complex visual experience that enables a dialogue – both within the different parts of the installation and between the artwork and the viewer. The second aspect in her works is the exploration of the phenomena of beauty and transience in nature.

www.ulla-marquardt.com

Lilian Hiob (b. 1991) is a curator, gallerist and art agent. She is a manager at Temnikova & Kasela gallery, also a founder of an independent gallery located in her basement, Hoib gallery. Together with Siim Preiman she is hosting a monthly radio show Vitamin K at IDA radio, dedicated to contemporary art.

Anna Zača (b. 1984) – curator, programmer and project manager in the field of animated and short film. Anna studied Art History and Theory in Latvia and Animation in Estonia. She has been the creative director of 2ANNAS ISFF and one of the founders of Riga International Film Festival, in 2015 she founded SHORT RIGA a section dedicated to short and artist film within Riga International Film Festival. Since 2016 Anna has been the Head of the Latvian Animation Association and since 2018 she is one of the Board Members at the European Animation Awards.

Audrius Pocius (b. 1991) is a curator and a philosopher currently based in Vilnius. In his curatorial practices he is mainly focused on conceptual and performative aspects of art and their potency for social and cultural critique. Audrius has been a curator and educator at CAC Vilnius up until he co-founded Swallow space for contemporary art together with his co-conspirators. He is also lecturing on various topics related to philosophy, aesthetics and contemporary culture at Vilnius University, Vilnius Academy of Art and Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.

www.swallow.lt

Siim Preiman (b. 1992) works as a curator at Tallinn Art Hall and runs a mobile art platform gallery gallery. He is characterised by a strong awareness of the environment and a desire for a more equal society. Preiman’s curatorial projects sprout from the personal and, with the help of co-creators, grow into collective platforms that address various generational pain points. The exhibitions he has convened have addressed among other issues  the expanded sense of self, changing Eastern Europeanism, the ethics of art-making and the national landscape. More recently, he has been reflecting on hospitality, gender, violence and living as a whole. 

Major projects include the group exhibition “Mändfulness” at Tallinn City Gallery (2021), the temporary project space March 1 in Tallinn Old Town (2021), the group exhibition “The Art of Being Good” at Tallinn Art Hall (2019) and the durability project/mobile platform gallery gallery (2016 – …).

www.galeriigalerii.ee

 

Portfolio Café is supported by the European Regional Development Fund EKA LOOVKÄRG (2014-2020.4.01.20-0288).

 

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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
  • 15:00 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
  • 15:00 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
  • 15:00 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
  • 15:00 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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