Date: 15th of September from 14.00-17.00

Venue: Von Krahl Theatre, small hall

Estonian Academy of Arts (EAA) is developing a new platform for design and innovation. The aim is to accelerate practical and problem-based design education in the EAA. The new design and innovation platform is based on the international Design Factory concept designed to facilitate new forms of education and collaboration in an environment where students, researchers and companies work together. The focus of the EAA innovation and design platform is on environmental and sustainability issues.

The aim of the workshop is to introduce the EAA Design Factory concept and a new Sustainable Design course model which is one of the main activities of the planned design platform. Furthermore, the experiences other universities are shared as well as possible cooperation and collaboration possibilities discussed.

The workshop is targeted to representatives from universities, research institutions, innovation and design networks, Science Parks and other possible cooperation partners.


14.00-14.30 Introduction of the workshop and participants (Reet Aus, EAA)

14.30-15.00 Overview of the design and innovation education and practice in Estonia – results of the Innolabs project feasibility study (Harri Moora, SEI Tallinn)

15.00-15.45 The planned design and innovation platform and new Sustainable Design course (Inga Raukas, EAA)

15.45-15.00 Coffee

15.00-15.30 The experiences design and art education in the Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Canada (Emily Carr University of Art + Design)

15.30-17.00 Discussion

The organisation of the workshop and development of the EAA design platform is carried out in the frame on the international project “INNOLABS – a way to sustainable and socially responsible growth” that is funded by the EU Erasmus+ Programme. The project aims to raise bottom-up innovation capacity for the benefit of sustainable and socially responsible growth in Estonia, Latvia and Cyprus, based on the experience from Denmark and the Netherlands.

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Posted by Inga Raukas