Workshops

Numbers and Cognition in the Urban Environment

Dates: 20-24 August 2018

Volume: 40 hours, 3 ECTS

Location: Department of Architecture at the Estonian Academy of Arts, Pikk tn 20, Tallinn

Number of participants: max 25

Cost: FREE (Please note that this course is meant for higher education students only.)

Registration deadline: 6th of May

In case of high volume of applications, prospective participants are asked to write an essay one A4-format page in length (approximately 250 words).

Content of the course

This workshop is structured on architecture, numbers and cognition with the focus mainly on public space. Two broader topics pervade the workshop. One of them is more physical, involving translating the world into parameters, and the other is mapping social activities. The broad goal is to find connections between the two sets of topics. The environment around us consists of a number of physically countable and measurable parameters, which we can use to describe it (width of a carriageway, location of a cafe). Which parameters are the best for describing or designing the world?  As another important topic, we will map the movements or activities of human masses, using photo and image analysis and Wi-Fi positioning to this end. When, why and where are people moving and how long do they stop – this is an important set of topics, because the quality of space is largely dependent on the presence of people.  The participants in the summer academy course will be challenged to find relationships between the physical world and human activity. It will be important to find a means and method for measuring and documenting the environment. Cognition referred to in the course name refers to experience that can be used in future to make decisions to design and re-design space.  Ideally, we envision the participants who complete the academy to be capable of imagining and perceiving the implications of 1,000 people or 100 cars passing a point.

Picking key parameters (properties) from this environment has long received attention from urbanism scholars: William H. Whyte, who attempted to trace patterns of use of public space, or Kevin Lynch, who tried to find the mental model people use to understand a city.

The late 20th century brought a rise in computing power, which has resulted in change in the accuracy and use of many calculations. In the past, it was not conceivable to calculate trajectories from one building to another manually, but it is now possible. Alongside this trend, a completely new field has arisen: various kinds of simulations. Simulations make it possible to model traffic, pedestrians or both at the same time. Gathering data has become more intensive with a focus moving from gathering qualitative data to collecting quantitative data.  A large part of the summer school involves field observations, which helps instil intuition in participants as to what a given indicator means. This will also give them a clearer understanding of the computational processes and outcomes and they will be able to rationally assess the outcomes of some simulation or facts presented to them.

Participants will become well-versed in methods and means for quantitatively and qualitatively documenting the street-level space, which can in turn later be used for analysis of other places. The participant will also receive an overview of and access to software used in the framework of the workshop. At the end of the summer school, all of the data that was gathered will be made public to allow third parties to use them in their projects – for example, to plan more fluid, safer traffic conditions.

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Numbers and Cognition in the Urban Environment

Dates: 20-24 August 2018

Volume: 40 hours, 3 ECTS

Location: Department of Architecture at the Estonian Academy of Arts, Pikk tn 20, Tallinn

Number of participants: max 25

Cost: FREE (Please note that this course is meant for higher education students only.)

Registration deadline: 6th of May

In case of high volume of applications, prospective participants are asked to write an essay one A4-format page in length (approximately 250 words).

Content of the course

This workshop is structured on architecture, numbers and cognition with the focus mainly on public space. Two broader topics pervade the workshop. One of them is more physical, involving translating the world into parameters, and the other is mapping social activities. The broad goal is to find connections between the two sets of topics. The environment around us consists of a number of physically countable and measurable parameters, which we can use to describe it (width of a carriageway, location of a cafe). Which parameters are the best for describing or designing the world?  As another important topic, we will map the movements or activities of human masses, using photo and image analysis and Wi-Fi positioning to this end. When, why and where are people moving and how long do they stop – this is an important set of topics, because the quality of space is largely dependent on the presence of people.  The participants in the summer academy course will be challenged to find relationships between the physical world and human activity. It will be important to find a means and method for measuring and documenting the environment. Cognition referred to in the course name refers to experience that can be used in future to make decisions to design and re-design space.  Ideally, we envision the participants who complete the academy to be capable of imagining and perceiving the implications of 1,000 people or 100 cars passing a point.

Picking key parameters (properties) from this environment has long received attention from urbanism scholars: William H. Whyte, who attempted to trace patterns of use of public space, or Kevin Lynch, who tried to find the mental model people use to understand a city.

The late 20th century brought a rise in computing power, which has resulted in change in the accuracy and use of many calculations. In the past, it was not conceivable to calculate trajectories from one building to another manually, but it is now possible. Alongside this trend, a completely new field has arisen: various kinds of simulations. Simulations make it possible to model traffic, pedestrians or both at the same time. Gathering data has become more intensive with a focus moving from gathering qualitative data to collecting quantitative data.  A large part of the summer school involves field observations, which helps instil intuition in participants as to what a given indicator means. This will also give them a clearer understanding of the computational processes and outcomes and they will be able to rationally assess the outcomes of some simulation or facts presented to them.

Participants will become well-versed in methods and means for quantitatively and qualitatively documenting the street-level space, which can in turn later be used for analysis of other places. The participant will also receive an overview of and access to software used in the framework of the workshop. At the end of the summer school, all of the data that was gathered will be made public to allow third parties to use them in their projects – for example, to plan more fluid, safer traffic conditions.

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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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10.11.2017

Croquis drawing class of the Faculty of Design on Fridays at 15:00

Külli Triin-Laanet’s drawing
You are welcome to croquis drawing class of Faculty of Design on Fridays at 15.00-17.15
Room number 245, Estonia pst 7
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Croquis drawing class of the Faculty of Design on Fridays at 15:00

Friday 10 November, 2017

Külli Triin-Laanet’s drawing
You are welcome to croquis drawing class of Faculty of Design on Fridays at 15.00-17.15
Room number 245, Estonia pst 7
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20.09.2017

Artist Hana Miletić holds a public talk and a workshop at Estonian Academy of Arts

On the 20th of September, artist Hana Miletić will hold a public talk about her practice at Estonian Academy of Arts. The talk takes place on the 20.09 at 18 o’clock at Estonia pst 7, room 440a. The talk is open for everyone.
Miletić comes to Tallinn at the invitation of the photography department of Estonian Academy of Arts. She will hold a workshop with the photography students on artist book making, drawing on the work of Mladen Stilinović, amongst other. For the production of the printed matter, the students are invited to use and appropriate the immediate surroundings of the school.
Hana Miletić was born in Zagreb (1982), she lives and works in Brussels and Zagreb. In her work she explores the residues and upheavals of political changes, whereby she focuses on the formation of subjectivity, on the level of both the individual and the community. She describes her artistic practice as street photography via which she documents objects and narratives in a continuous investigation into DIY cultures. Photography serves as a means of orientation in her ongoing exploration of social realities. She has a multiform practice that includes, among others, sculptures, textiles, performances, workshops, printed matter and writing.

Portrait photo by: Miles Fischler

Press release by:

Laura Kuusk
Associate professor and project manager
Department of Photography
Estonian Academy of Arts
+372 55 584 609
laura.kuusk@artun.ee

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Artist Hana Miletić holds a public talk and a workshop at Estonian Academy of Arts

Wednesday 20 September, 2017

On the 20th of September, artist Hana Miletić will hold a public talk about her practice at Estonian Academy of Arts. The talk takes place on the 20.09 at 18 o’clock at Estonia pst 7, room 440a. The talk is open for everyone.
Miletić comes to Tallinn at the invitation of the photography department of Estonian Academy of Arts. She will hold a workshop with the photography students on artist book making, drawing on the work of Mladen Stilinović, amongst other. For the production of the printed matter, the students are invited to use and appropriate the immediate surroundings of the school.
Hana Miletić was born in Zagreb (1982), she lives and works in Brussels and Zagreb. In her work she explores the residues and upheavals of political changes, whereby she focuses on the formation of subjectivity, on the level of both the individual and the community. She describes her artistic practice as street photography via which she documents objects and narratives in a continuous investigation into DIY cultures. Photography serves as a means of orientation in her ongoing exploration of social realities. She has a multiform practice that includes, among others, sculptures, textiles, performances, workshops, printed matter and writing.

Portrait photo by: Miles Fischler

Press release by:

Laura Kuusk
Associate professor and project manager
Department of Photography
Estonian Academy of Arts
+372 55 584 609
laura.kuusk@artun.ee

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25.08.2017

Tallinn Summer Academy – Numbers and Cognition in Urban Environment invites You to a public presentation!

You are very welcome to attend the open presentation of the results of the Tallinn Summer Academy – Numbers and Cognition in Urban Environment workshop results on August 25 at 2 pm. The presentation will take place at the Faculty of Architecture, Pikk 20, Tallinn on 3rd floor, main lecture room.

International students from top architecture schools worked on data collection in the urban environment and formed visualisations of the results. Come and see for yourself!

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Tallinn Summer Academy – Numbers and Cognition in Urban Environment invites You to a public presentation!

Friday 25 August, 2017

You are very welcome to attend the open presentation of the results of the Tallinn Summer Academy – Numbers and Cognition in Urban Environment workshop results on August 25 at 2 pm. The presentation will take place at the Faculty of Architecture, Pikk 20, Tallinn on 3rd floor, main lecture room.

International students from top architecture schools worked on data collection in the urban environment and formed visualisations of the results. Come and see for yourself!

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27.05.2017 — 12.06.2017

Estonian Academy of Arts TASE ’17 Graduation Show sites and dates announced!

Estonian Academy of Arts TASE ’17 Graduation Show sites and dates announced!
The Estonian Academy of Arts Graduation Show TASE ’17 and its satellite festivities will take place from 27 May – 12 June, 2017 at the historic Noblessner valukoda, Peetri 11 and other venues in Tallinn.

Sat 27 May ERKI Fashion Show 30
The most scandalous fashion show of Estonia will present its 30th show in a last-chance-top-secret-site! Not to be missed!
Follow the lead

Tue 30 May 4pm TASE ’17 Opening Ceremony
Noblessner valukoda, Peetri 11, Tallinn

TASE ’17 Graduation Show
Wed 31 May – Sat 12 June
Noblessner valukoda

TASE ’17 Portfolio Café
Fri 2 June and Sat 3 June
Noblessner, Cafe Noble

TASE ‘ 17 Graduation Works Lift Talks
Wed 2 June
Noblessner, Cafe Noble

SISU Symposium of Interior Architecture and Spatial Use 2017 “Naked Space”
7. – 8. 06. Luzern, Neubad, Switzerland and Mobile Classroom of the EAA Dept of Interior Architecture, in Tallinn

The SISU 2017 symposium will focus on re-use of interior space and community-driven redesign processes. The symposium will shed light on the question, how interior architecture is able to create an identity for naked space while ‘re-dressing’ it, and how this can contribute new value to the whole neighbourhood. What are our needs today and how does it influence the re-purposing process? How can we investigate the space inside the buildings of the past?

SISU will approach these questions across different disciplines including interior architects/designers, architects, filmmakers, academics and students from different cultures for the first time in parallel in Switzerland and in Estonia.

The Estonian Association of Interior Architects, the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Art / School of Engineering and Architecture, the Estonian Academy of Arts / Department of Interior Architecture and the Association of Swiss Interior Architects have the honour of inviting You to the 4th International Interior Architecture Symposium SISU
Read on and sign up at sisu.esl.ee

TASE FILM ’17
9. 06.
Sõpruse Cinema
Vana-Posti 8, Tallinn

The programme is developing, more info soon! Please save the dates and visit us!

Keiu Krikmann
TASE Head Coordinator
keiu.krikmann@artun.ee
Solveig Jahnke
Head of Communications
solveig.jahnke@artun.ee
Tel +372 6267 111
Mob +372 5626 4949
www.artun.ee

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Estonian Academy of Arts TASE ’17 Graduation Show sites and dates announced!

Saturday 27 May, 2017 — Monday 12 June, 2017

Estonian Academy of Arts TASE ’17 Graduation Show sites and dates announced!
The Estonian Academy of Arts Graduation Show TASE ’17 and its satellite festivities will take place from 27 May – 12 June, 2017 at the historic Noblessner valukoda, Peetri 11 and other venues in Tallinn.

Sat 27 May ERKI Fashion Show 30
The most scandalous fashion show of Estonia will present its 30th show in a last-chance-top-secret-site! Not to be missed!
Follow the lead

Tue 30 May 4pm TASE ’17 Opening Ceremony
Noblessner valukoda, Peetri 11, Tallinn

TASE ’17 Graduation Show
Wed 31 May – Sat 12 June
Noblessner valukoda

TASE ’17 Portfolio Café
Fri 2 June and Sat 3 June
Noblessner, Cafe Noble

TASE ‘ 17 Graduation Works Lift Talks
Wed 2 June
Noblessner, Cafe Noble

SISU Symposium of Interior Architecture and Spatial Use 2017 “Naked Space”
7. – 8. 06. Luzern, Neubad, Switzerland and Mobile Classroom of the EAA Dept of Interior Architecture, in Tallinn

The SISU 2017 symposium will focus on re-use of interior space and community-driven redesign processes. The symposium will shed light on the question, how interior architecture is able to create an identity for naked space while ‘re-dressing’ it, and how this can contribute new value to the whole neighbourhood. What are our needs today and how does it influence the re-purposing process? How can we investigate the space inside the buildings of the past?

SISU will approach these questions across different disciplines including interior architects/designers, architects, filmmakers, academics and students from different cultures for the first time in parallel in Switzerland and in Estonia.

The Estonian Association of Interior Architects, the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Art / School of Engineering and Architecture, the Estonian Academy of Arts / Department of Interior Architecture and the Association of Swiss Interior Architects have the honour of inviting You to the 4th International Interior Architecture Symposium SISU
Read on and sign up at sisu.esl.ee

TASE FILM ’17
9. 06.
Sõpruse Cinema
Vana-Posti 8, Tallinn

The programme is developing, more info soon! Please save the dates and visit us!

Keiu Krikmann
TASE Head Coordinator
keiu.krikmann@artun.ee
Solveig Jahnke
Head of Communications
solveig.jahnke@artun.ee
Tel +372 6267 111
Mob +372 5626 4949
www.artun.ee

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17.02.2017

ROBOTS IN ARCHITECTURE

jelle workshop

One day introductory workshop with co-founder of Odic formwork robotics Jelle Feringa on motion and architectural intent in robotics.

PS! The workshop is english and available for 6 participants (1 space left!)!

Apply here: kadi.karine@artun.ee

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ROBOTS IN ARCHITECTURE

Friday 17 February, 2017

jelle workshop

One day introductory workshop with co-founder of Odic formwork robotics Jelle Feringa on motion and architectural intent in robotics.

PS! The workshop is english and available for 6 participants (1 space left!)!

Apply here: kadi.karine@artun.ee

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18.11.2016

The EAA Animation Department celebrates its 10th anniversary and invites You to join the party!

anima10dvd

The EAA Department of Animation is celebrating its 10th anniversary and we are happy to invite you to join our birthday party on November 18th at 6 pm at the BFM Nova building, Narva mnt 27, 4th floor at the animation department.
6 pm
– Croquis by Kristjan Holm, the legendary animation student and current lecturer at the Department of Interior Architecture
– GIF workshop by Sander Joon, a recent graduate and awarded animation director.
6 pm
– Presentation of the new DVD and screening of the best student films from the 10 legendary years of the animation department. Free entry.
7 pm
– Cake and Turkish coffee, brewed by the animation fan and Artistic Director of ЭТО experimental lab, Aleksey Savinsky aka Mr Vuu from St. Petersburg.
Magusaid unenägusid ja tere tulemast animatsiooni osakonda!!!
PS. There will be several open lectures and presentations in celebration of the same event at BFM, check out at www.anima.ee

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The EAA Animation Department celebrates its 10th anniversary and invites You to join the party!

Friday 18 November, 2016

anima10dvd

The EAA Department of Animation is celebrating its 10th anniversary and we are happy to invite you to join our birthday party on November 18th at 6 pm at the BFM Nova building, Narva mnt 27, 4th floor at the animation department.
6 pm
– Croquis by Kristjan Holm, the legendary animation student and current lecturer at the Department of Interior Architecture
– GIF workshop by Sander Joon, a recent graduate and awarded animation director.
6 pm
– Presentation of the new DVD and screening of the best student films from the 10 legendary years of the animation department. Free entry.
7 pm
– Cake and Turkish coffee, brewed by the animation fan and Artistic Director of ЭТО experimental lab, Aleksey Savinsky aka Mr Vuu from St. Petersburg.
Magusaid unenägusid ja tere tulemast animatsiooni osakonda!!!
PS. There will be several open lectures and presentations in celebration of the same event at BFM, check out at www.anima.ee

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28.10.2016

Croquis.

krokii-28-okt-2016-julia

This time the model in EAA Design Faculty’s drawing studio’s croquis is Julia.

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Croquis.

Friday 28 October, 2016

krokii-28-okt-2016-julia

This time the model in EAA Design Faculty’s drawing studio’s croquis is Julia.

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05.10.2016

ZACH LIHATSH open lecture on Oct 5 at 6 pm

zachwork
zach

Artist statement:
I strive to explore the tension between industry and the organic. I choose forged steel as my primary method. I do this because forged steel retains an industrial weight as it simultaneously can be made plastic and non linear. Within this merging duality I find a larger narrative. These feelings resonate with my own interests in understanding how we as a people seek to find balance in the world. A balance of our own.
The industrial ruins that dot the American landscape inspire some forms in my work. Other forms are directly related to anatomy and the human body. A recent body of work explores the aesthetic nature of graffiti that dominates these industrial ruins. It is my goal to explore the flux of human impact on the natural world and to comment on our social and physical impact through this exploration.

Zachary Lihatsh is an artist, designer, and blacksmith. Born and raised in New Hampshire, Zach later settled in Arizona where he established his studio. He received his undergraduate degree form Prescott College in northern Arizona and is currently an MFA candidate at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. He has taught blacksmithing at high school and college levels as well as assisting at the Penland School of craft in North Carolina. He has exhibited work nationally and internationally. His Public art commissions can be seen in Tucson, Arizona and at The University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
www.zachlihatsh.com

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ZACH LIHATSH open lecture on Oct 5 at 6 pm

Wednesday 05 October, 2016

zachwork
zach

Artist statement:
I strive to explore the tension between industry and the organic. I choose forged steel as my primary method. I do this because forged steel retains an industrial weight as it simultaneously can be made plastic and non linear. Within this merging duality I find a larger narrative. These feelings resonate with my own interests in understanding how we as a people seek to find balance in the world. A balance of our own.
The industrial ruins that dot the American landscape inspire some forms in my work. Other forms are directly related to anatomy and the human body. A recent body of work explores the aesthetic nature of graffiti that dominates these industrial ruins. It is my goal to explore the flux of human impact on the natural world and to comment on our social and physical impact through this exploration.

Zachary Lihatsh is an artist, designer, and blacksmith. Born and raised in New Hampshire, Zach later settled in Arizona where he established his studio. He received his undergraduate degree form Prescott College in northern Arizona and is currently an MFA candidate at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. He has taught blacksmithing at high school and college levels as well as assisting at the Penland School of craft in North Carolina. He has exhibited work nationally and internationally. His Public art commissions can be seen in Tucson, Arizona and at The University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
www.zachlihatsh.com

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