FLOODED Summer School in August 2017 now open for applications!

FLOODED Summer School 2017

1st to 10th August 2017
Karuskose, Soomaa, Estonia

The Estonian Academy of Arts Interior Architecture department’s international Summer School returns for a second instalment, this time under the title FLOODED. We welcome international applicants as well as applications from students in other Estonian universities and academies and Estonian Academy of Arts: architects, spatial designers, interior architects, designers, artists.

Last year, the Summer School team ended up building floating object Veetee, a project that inspired minds far beyond Soomaa and Estonia. To apply to become part of the 2017 Summer School team, please submit your portfolio and a short bio by the 5th of June, 2017 via https://www.artun.ee/summeracademy/.


The FLOODED Summer School will use the natural flooding in Soomaa as a laboratory for global problems. We can use it as a testing ground to find solutions for wet conditions and floating architecture all over the world. The Summer School will be a deep and intensive examination into the minimum (spatial) necessities for humans in extreme conditions. 

As the result of the Summer School, the bottomless bogs and overflowing rivers of Soomaa will be offered a new steady pause, a solid ground for the wanderer, a connection or bridge to another unreachable island. The artistic object needs to create new values in very delicate surroundings. The object should continue to function during the highest water levels of the 5th Season, but can be tested out during the workshop on a river. 

The piece itself will be constructed during the workshop out of timber. In the future the wooden installation will be a part of larger network of forest infrastructure organised by the State Forest Management Centre of Estonia.

Why you shouldn’t miss it

The summer school will be tutored by an international team of architects, representing both practice and academia. The tutors will work alongside the participants guiding them through a complete architectural project — concept development, design, prototyping and construction of life–size installation in wilderness. The hands-on workshop will be unique opportunity to practice off-grid woodwork. The installation will stay open for the public.


B210 Architects
Sami Rintala
Hannes Praks

More info about the Summer School, tutors and application: https://www.ekasisearhitektuur.ee/flooded

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Posted by Triin Männik