Intensive seminar “Writing as an Artist – and Thinking About it”

You are kindly invited to participate in the Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts intensive seminar “Writing as an artist – and thinking about it” on 8 May 2015 at the Estonian Academy of Arts. Registration deadline is 30 April 2015. Please find more detailed information below and on the webpage of GSCSA

Date: 8 May 2015

Venue: Estonia pst 7 / Teatri väljak 1, room 405, Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn

Credits: 1-2 ECTS

Hosting Institutions: Estonian Academy of Arts; Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts (GSCSA)

Supporter: European Union Social Fund

Programme director: Dr. Liina Unt (

Student coordinator: Ms. Heili Sõrmus (


This one-day inter-active seminar is focused on what happens to writing when art becomes research – and research becomes art. The aim is to develop artist’s awareness of artistic research and its impact on artistic practice.

Jan Svenungsson is a Swedish visual artist based in Berlin. Between 2007-2009 he was professor for Artistic Research at the post-graduate programme of the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki. Since 2011 he is professor for Graphics and Printmaking at the Univeristy of Applied Arts Vienna. In 2007, his “An Artist’s Text Book” was published, which has since been translated to three languages.

Preliminary programme*

*changes can be made, except for the beginning and ending time of the seminar day

10.00 lecture by Jan Svenungsson

12.30 lunch

13.30 seminar

17.30 conclusions

Requirements for participation

This intensive seminar is open to graduate students and supervisors. Participants are expected to do preparatory reading in order to participate in the seminar. To apply for participation, please send an e-mail to Heili Sõrmus ( by 30 April 2015.

Upon full participation in the programme and completion of an essay in Estonian or English (10 ooo characters with spaces) related to the topics and reading materials of the seminar, students will be awarded 2 ECTS. Students who participate in the seminar and do preparatory reading will be awarded 1 ECTS. Please send the essay latest by 15 May 2015 to dr Liina Unt (!

The language of the seminar is English.

Participation in the seminar is free of charge. The accommodation and travel costs of the members of the GSCSA will be reimbursed.

Reading materials

Reading materials will be sent to registered participants by e-mail.