Calendar

22.04.2019 — 26.05.2019

“Rythm and Rhyme” 22.04–26.05 at EKA Billboard Gallery

Join us for the opening of “Rythm and Rhyme” and a performance on April 22, 6 PM at EKA Billboard Gallery.

The exhibition “Rythm and Rhyme” is born through a performance with live painting, music and poetry reading by students from the Faculty of Design. They are painting on sketches from the old EKA building made by previous design faculty students.

The curator Kadri Kangilaski is teaching painting at the Faculty of Design. Before the demolition of EKA old building, she gathered and kept the old sketches that otherwise would have been thrown away. Now she has invited students she teaches from different departments, choosing them by their spontaneous and expressive painting style. By changing the old relic sketches part of the new installation we are celebrating the new EKA.

The performance is accompanied with music by “Vesi päästab”, Patrick Zavadskise and Villem Sarapuu (graphic design) and with poetry by Karl-Christoph Rebane (fashion design).   

Painters: Robin Siimann and Kristjan Hinno (graphic design), Ingrid Helena Pajo (textile design), Kairit Mäeots (ceramics), Tauris Reose (jewellery and blacksmithing) and Kadri Kangilaski.

Kadri Kangilaski (b. 1973) holds an MFA in painting at the Estonian Academy of Arts, she is a freelance artist and is currently teaching painting at the Estonian Academy of Arts. She is a freelance artist and has had solo shows with Toomas Tõnissoo at Hobusepea, Draakon and Vaal Gallery and has been in group shows in New York, Berlin, Paris, Helsinki and in Tallinn at KUMU, Kunstihoone and others.

The exhibition is opened until May 26.

The gallery is located outside of EKA, on the building wall at Kotzebue street.

Posted by Pire Sova — Permalink

“Rythm and Rhyme” 22.04–26.05 at EKA Billboard Gallery

Monday 22 April, 2019 — Sunday 26 May, 2019

Gallery

Join us for the opening of “Rythm and Rhyme” and a performance on April 22, 6 PM at EKA Billboard Gallery.

The exhibition “Rythm and Rhyme” is born through a performance with live painting, music and poetry reading by students from the Faculty of Design. They are painting on sketches from the old EKA building made by previous design faculty students.

The curator Kadri Kangilaski is teaching painting at the Faculty of Design. Before the demolition of EKA old building, she gathered and kept the old sketches that otherwise would have been thrown away. Now she has invited students she teaches from different departments, choosing them by their spontaneous and expressive painting style. By changing the old relic sketches part of the new installation we are celebrating the new EKA.

The performance is accompanied with music by “Vesi päästab”, Patrick Zavadskise and Villem Sarapuu (graphic design) and with poetry by Karl-Christoph Rebane (fashion design).   

Painters: Robin Siimann and Kristjan Hinno (graphic design), Ingrid Helena Pajo (textile design), Kairit Mäeots (ceramics), Tauris Reose (jewellery and blacksmithing) and Kadri Kangilaski.

Kadri Kangilaski (b. 1973) holds an MFA in painting at the Estonian Academy of Arts, she is a freelance artist and is currently teaching painting at the Estonian Academy of Arts. She is a freelance artist and has had solo shows with Toomas Tõnissoo at Hobusepea, Draakon and Vaal Gallery and has been in group shows in New York, Berlin, Paris, Helsinki and in Tallinn at KUMU, Kunstihoone and others.

The exhibition is opened until May 26.

The gallery is located outside of EKA, on the building wall at Kotzebue street.

Posted by Pire Sova — Permalink

16.05.2019 — 30.05.2019

Student exhibition “You Must Have a Body”

On Thursday, May 16 at 6 pm, the exhibition YOU MUST HAVE A BODY by the second-year students of the Jewellery and Blacksmithing Department will be opened at the Estonian Academy of Arts Trepigalerii.

The subject of the exhibition is the body and the experience of this self-existence and being a part of the world. Nine young artists interpret how bodies interact with each other, what are the characteristics of the body, and what, in which form, leaves marks in the body. The selection of the materials and techniques used can be somewhat surprising.

Participators: Georg Arnold, Kristina Kask, Endel Maas, Terje Meisterson, Tauris Reose, Kristin Sepp, Oleg Šubitšev, Mart Talvar, Taavi Teevet.

Supervisors: Eve Margus-Villems, Nils Hint, Urmas Lüüs, Jens A. Clausen.

Sponsors: Träx rehvikeskus, Tikkurila, ExtraWize, EKA, Martin Kipper, Carol Haamer.

The exhibition at the Estonian Academy of Arts Trepigalerii (entrance on the corner of Põhja pst 7 and Kotzebue street) remains open May 17 – 30, Monday – Sunday 12 PM – 7 PM.

Further information:
Taavi Teevet
taavi.teevet@artun.ee
+372 56 947 532

Posted by Kunstiakadeemia — Permalink

Student exhibition “You Must Have a Body”

Thursday 16 May, 2019 — Thursday 30 May, 2019

Jewellery and Blacksmithing

On Thursday, May 16 at 6 pm, the exhibition YOU MUST HAVE A BODY by the second-year students of the Jewellery and Blacksmithing Department will be opened at the Estonian Academy of Arts Trepigalerii.

The subject of the exhibition is the body and the experience of this self-existence and being a part of the world. Nine young artists interpret how bodies interact with each other, what are the characteristics of the body, and what, in which form, leaves marks in the body. The selection of the materials and techniques used can be somewhat surprising.

Participators: Georg Arnold, Kristina Kask, Endel Maas, Terje Meisterson, Tauris Reose, Kristin Sepp, Oleg Šubitšev, Mart Talvar, Taavi Teevet.

Supervisors: Eve Margus-Villems, Nils Hint, Urmas Lüüs, Jens A. Clausen.

Sponsors: Träx rehvikeskus, Tikkurila, ExtraWize, EKA, Martin Kipper, Carol Haamer.

The exhibition at the Estonian Academy of Arts Trepigalerii (entrance on the corner of Põhja pst 7 and Kotzebue street) remains open May 17 – 30, Monday – Sunday 12 PM – 7 PM.

Further information:
Taavi Teevet
taavi.teevet@artun.ee
+372 56 947 532

Posted by Kunstiakadeemia — Permalink

25.05.2019

ERKI Fashion Show 2019

On May 25 the fashion event with the longest history in Estonia will return home – to the ESTONIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS. In the new building fashion designers and audience, ambitious design and a critical jury, bubbling energy and playful fashion will reunite. You are welcome to take part in the powerful synergy of the reunited EKA and experience a show the like of which has never been seen before!

Tickets @ Ticketer.ee‘st
Follow ERKI @ Facebookis & Instagramis
ERKI website @ artun.ee/erki

Posted by Cristopher Rogotovski — Permalink

ERKI Fashion Show 2019

Saturday 25 May, 2019

On May 25 the fashion event with the longest history in Estonia will return home – to the ESTONIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS. In the new building fashion designers and audience, ambitious design and a critical jury, bubbling energy and playful fashion will reunite. You are welcome to take part in the powerful synergy of the reunited EKA and experience a show the like of which has never been seen before!

Tickets @ Ticketer.ee‘st
Follow ERKI @ Facebookis & Instagramis
ERKI website @ artun.ee/erki

Posted by Cristopher Rogotovski — Permalink

26.05.2019

Application deadline to EKA Summer Academy 2019

The Open Academy of the Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA) is very excited to launch the 2019 EKA Summer Academy of Art, Design and Architecture – Possible Futures!

The courses will take place in August 2019 and focus on innovative, solution-seeking, salient topics: collaboration forms for humans and the natural environment, mapping roads and traffic to improve the efficacy of investments into public space, Estonian artistic life in the regional and international context, learning a disappearing specialized manual skill through couture millinery and egg tempera icon painting, designing the future of the public sector, linking art and technology in Clay 3D printing and take part in architecture planning workshop for the island of Naissaar.

The teaching staff of the Summer Academy includes leading educators, researchers and artists from the EKA and partner universities.

EKA Summer Academy courses include:

Clay 3D Printing

Introduction to Egg Tempera Painting

Numbers and Cognition in the Urban Environment

Planetary Countryside. Future Ecologies of the Island

Sculptural Headwear – Couture Millinery

Speculative and Critical Design – Special Programs Think Tank

Contemporary Art Field in Estonia

Wood and Design

“EKA Summer Academy of Art, Design and Architecture – Possible Futures” is funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

For more information about the courses and to apply, please visit http://www.artun.ee/summeracademy
or write summeracademy@artun.ee

Posted by Kristiina Krabi — Permalink

Application deadline to EKA Summer Academy 2019

Sunday 26 May, 2019

The Open Academy of the Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA) is very excited to launch the 2019 EKA Summer Academy of Art, Design and Architecture – Possible Futures!

The courses will take place in August 2019 and focus on innovative, solution-seeking, salient topics: collaboration forms for humans and the natural environment, mapping roads and traffic to improve the efficacy of investments into public space, Estonian artistic life in the regional and international context, learning a disappearing specialized manual skill through couture millinery and egg tempera icon painting, designing the future of the public sector, linking art and technology in Clay 3D printing and take part in architecture planning workshop for the island of Naissaar.

The teaching staff of the Summer Academy includes leading educators, researchers and artists from the EKA and partner universities.

EKA Summer Academy courses include:

Clay 3D Printing

Introduction to Egg Tempera Painting

Numbers and Cognition in the Urban Environment

Planetary Countryside. Future Ecologies of the Island

Sculptural Headwear – Couture Millinery

Speculative and Critical Design – Special Programs Think Tank

Contemporary Art Field in Estonia

Wood and Design

“EKA Summer Academy of Art, Design and Architecture – Possible Futures” is funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

For more information about the courses and to apply, please visit http://www.artun.ee/summeracademy
or write summeracademy@artun.ee

Posted by Kristiina Krabi — Permalink

04.06.2019 — 07.06.2019

Seminar: Unpacking “show and tell”

Date: June 4, 6, 7 at 10.00 to 17.00

Venue: Estonian Academy of Arts, Põhja pst 7, room A202

Lecturer: Benjamin Lignel

Artist, writer and curator Benjamin Lignel will conduct a 3-day seminar in June, focusing on the challenges and opportunities inherent to artistic research. We will be thinking through the temporalities of making, documenting, and argumenting, and the different sort of “proof” they invoke; we will attempt a 21st century autopsy of the author-function and look at subject-positions with the help of Italo Calvino, Joan Scott and Audre Lord; we will play at presenting an object (textual or physical) for public scrutiny with a view to understanding what “stewardship of ideas” might imply.

 

Students who sign up for the seminar will be required to read 3 texts in advance:

Audre Lord, the Use of Anger, Women responding to Racism (1981)

Joan Scott, The Evidence of Experience (1991)

Ulrike Müller, Herstory Inventory (2011)

You will also be required to write, in conversational/diaristic mode, how you first met an idea that subequently guided your current research (max. 500 words).

 

Registration

The seminar is open to PhD and MA students.

Registration form

Registration is open until 28.05.2019.

 

This event is organised by the Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts, supported by the ASTRA project of the Estonian Academy of Arts – EKA LOOVKÄRG (European Union, European Regional Development Fund).

Posted by Elika Kiilo — Permalink

Seminar: Unpacking “show and tell”

Tuesday 04 June, 2019 — Friday 07 June, 2019

Academic Affairs Office

Date: June 4, 6, 7 at 10.00 to 17.00

Venue: Estonian Academy of Arts, Põhja pst 7, room A202

Lecturer: Benjamin Lignel

Artist, writer and curator Benjamin Lignel will conduct a 3-day seminar in June, focusing on the challenges and opportunities inherent to artistic research. We will be thinking through the temporalities of making, documenting, and argumenting, and the different sort of “proof” they invoke; we will attempt a 21st century autopsy of the author-function and look at subject-positions with the help of Italo Calvino, Joan Scott and Audre Lord; we will play at presenting an object (textual or physical) for public scrutiny with a view to understanding what “stewardship of ideas” might imply.

 

Students who sign up for the seminar will be required to read 3 texts in advance:

Audre Lord, the Use of Anger, Women responding to Racism (1981)

Joan Scott, The Evidence of Experience (1991)

Ulrike Müller, Herstory Inventory (2011)

You will also be required to write, in conversational/diaristic mode, how you first met an idea that subequently guided your current research (max. 500 words).

 

Registration

The seminar is open to PhD and MA students.

Registration form

Registration is open until 28.05.2019.

 

This event is organised by the Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts, supported by the ASTRA project of the Estonian Academy of Arts – EKA LOOVKÄRG (European Union, European Regional Development Fund).

Posted by Elika Kiilo — Permalink

04.06.2019

Exhibition „iTouch Store” Darja Popolitova

Exhibition „iTouch Store” Darja Popolitova

Vault Room of A-Gallery, Hobusepea 2, Tallinn

The exhibition can be visited from 31 Mayto 1 July 2019.
The opening will take place on 7 June at 6 p.m.

Darja Popolitova’s exhibition examines touch as a part of digital culture: the tactility of digitally transmitted jewellery images, given the excessive focus on the phone and the screen.

The audience can also see the works in their representations —in the form of a video ad where the author attempts to find answers to the following questions: can the digital representation of the jewellery have tactile features?, how does the digital representation of jewellery affect real jewellery on a tactile level? and, how does the use of digital media change the relationship between jewellery and tactility?.

The jewellery and objects at the exhibition are meant to solve the potential problems of the digital age. The titles of the work speak for themselves: “Hot Not Only Online Phone Case”, “Silicon Nail for Touching Screen”, “Digital Detox Brush”, etc.

The exhibition is laid out as a shop and this is not accidental. Media critic Erkki Huhtamo brings a parallel between a museum and a shop, the tradition of which is related to “tactiloclasms” — tactile rules and prohibitions in public places. Similarly to the old days where you could have access to the product in a shop only with the help of a shop assistant, in the exhibition room touching the jewellery is not permitted due to security requirements. Namita Gupta Wiggers, the jewellery historian, spoke of the fact that jewellery perception in the museum is limited to the vision, while the potential destination of the jewellery is the body.

Replacing the sense of touch with the vision continues in the Internet age. Darja Popolitova notes that she has been inspired by AliExpress e-shop ads. “Reviewing products —even without buying them —offers me certain pleasure,” commented the artist. “As I read a book by the media theorist Laura U. Marks, I went deeper into the meaning of the term “tactile visuality offered by Laura U. Marks. At one moment everything came together in my head: I treat the images of the products with a certain plasticity — my eyes do not see, but “touch” these images.That is why I decided to explore the tactile properties of the images of jewellery with my exhibition.”

Darja Popolitova was born in 1989 in Sillamäe and lives and works in Tallinn. She is currently doing a PhD at Estonian Academy of Arts. Darja designs jewellery using innovative technologies and mixed media. Recently, Darja Popolitova has participated in exhibitions at the Art and Design Museum in New York (2019), the Kunstnerforbundet gallery in Oslo (2018) and the fourth biennial of contemporary jewellery, METALLOphone in Vilnius (2018). Darja Popolitova is represented by the following galleries: Marzee in Nijmegen, Beyond in Antwerp, and Door in Mariaheide. Her work is included in the collection of the Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design and also in private collections. The work of Darja Popolitova was awarded the scholarships of the Ministry of Culture and Adamson-Eric in 2018. She also received the scholarship of Young Jewellery in 2015.

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Video: Ando Naulainen

Sound Design: Andres Nõlvak

Graphic Design: Johanna Ruukholm

Artist’s gratitude goes to 3DKoda OÜ, A-Gallery, Adamson-Eric Museum,
Anastassia Dratšova, Benjamin Lignel, Daniil Popov, Doctoral School of Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonian Ministry of Culture, Kadri Mälk, Keiu Krikmann,
MakerLab Tallinn, Martina Gofman, Olesja Kulikova, Orbital Vox Stuudiod, Pire Sova,
Raivo Kelomees, Sarah Elizabeth Johnston, Shapeways Inc., Varvara Guljajeva, Vladimir Ljadov

The exhibition is supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.

 

Posted by Elika Kiilo — Permalink

Exhibition „iTouch Store” Darja Popolitova

Tuesday 04 June, 2019

Academic Affairs Office

Exhibition „iTouch Store” Darja Popolitova

Vault Room of A-Gallery, Hobusepea 2, Tallinn

The exhibition can be visited from 31 Mayto 1 July 2019.
The opening will take place on 7 June at 6 p.m.

Darja Popolitova’s exhibition examines touch as a part of digital culture: the tactility of digitally transmitted jewellery images, given the excessive focus on the phone and the screen.

The audience can also see the works in their representations —in the form of a video ad where the author attempts to find answers to the following questions: can the digital representation of the jewellery have tactile features?, how does the digital representation of jewellery affect real jewellery on a tactile level? and, how does the use of digital media change the relationship between jewellery and tactility?.

The jewellery and objects at the exhibition are meant to solve the potential problems of the digital age. The titles of the work speak for themselves: “Hot Not Only Online Phone Case”, “Silicon Nail for Touching Screen”, “Digital Detox Brush”, etc.

The exhibition is laid out as a shop and this is not accidental. Media critic Erkki Huhtamo brings a parallel between a museum and a shop, the tradition of which is related to “tactiloclasms” — tactile rules and prohibitions in public places. Similarly to the old days where you could have access to the product in a shop only with the help of a shop assistant, in the exhibition room touching the jewellery is not permitted due to security requirements. Namita Gupta Wiggers, the jewellery historian, spoke of the fact that jewellery perception in the museum is limited to the vision, while the potential destination of the jewellery is the body.

Replacing the sense of touch with the vision continues in the Internet age. Darja Popolitova notes that she has been inspired by AliExpress e-shop ads. “Reviewing products —even without buying them —offers me certain pleasure,” commented the artist. “As I read a book by the media theorist Laura U. Marks, I went deeper into the meaning of the term “tactile visuality offered by Laura U. Marks. At one moment everything came together in my head: I treat the images of the products with a certain plasticity — my eyes do not see, but “touch” these images.That is why I decided to explore the tactile properties of the images of jewellery with my exhibition.”

Darja Popolitova was born in 1989 in Sillamäe and lives and works in Tallinn. She is currently doing a PhD at Estonian Academy of Arts. Darja designs jewellery using innovative technologies and mixed media. Recently, Darja Popolitova has participated in exhibitions at the Art and Design Museum in New York (2019), the Kunstnerforbundet gallery in Oslo (2018) and the fourth biennial of contemporary jewellery, METALLOphone in Vilnius (2018). Darja Popolitova is represented by the following galleries: Marzee in Nijmegen, Beyond in Antwerp, and Door in Mariaheide. Her work is included in the collection of the Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design and also in private collections. The work of Darja Popolitova was awarded the scholarships of the Ministry of Culture and Adamson-Eric in 2018. She also received the scholarship of Young Jewellery in 2015.

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Video: Ando Naulainen

Sound Design: Andres Nõlvak

Graphic Design: Johanna Ruukholm

Artist’s gratitude goes to 3DKoda OÜ, A-Gallery, Adamson-Eric Museum,
Anastassia Dratšova, Benjamin Lignel, Daniil Popov, Doctoral School of Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonian Ministry of Culture, Kadri Mälk, Keiu Krikmann,
MakerLab Tallinn, Martina Gofman, Olesja Kulikova, Orbital Vox Stuudiod, Pire Sova,
Raivo Kelomees, Sarah Elizabeth Johnston, Shapeways Inc., Varvara Guljajeva, Vladimir Ljadov

The exhibition is supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.

 

Posted by Elika Kiilo — Permalink

12.06.2019 — 14.06.2019

SISU 2019 “TEGELIK / ACTUAL”

International Symposium of Interior Architecture and Spatial Use SISU takes place in Tallinn, Estonia. Highlight of the Estonian interior architecture calendar since 2014, SISU Symposium is organised by the Estonian Association of Interior Architects, with the concept and programme for each SISU Symposium developed by a curatorial team. This year, the curatorial team consists of members of the Interior Architecture Department of the Estonian Academy of Arts EKA led by Professor Hannes Praks.

Focus and format

This year, the focus of SISU will be on the physical presence of our craft. The symposium will investigate strategies for spatial intervention, making and production through educational practices that combine direct engagement and participation in the creation of physical space. We will look at the tactile-sensorial experience a space can provide, we will explore material design through the lense of interior architecture and we’ll be inspired by the words of a long-time professor of interior architecture department of EKA, Estonian interior architect and designer Vello Asi (1927-2016), who said that space should always be designed from inside out.

From 12 to 14 June 2019, we invite interior architects and students of the field as well as professionals and students from neighbouring fields – architects, designers, etc – to join us for a three-day exploration of the interior architecture and spatial design process at the Põhjala Factory on Marati St, Tallinn. We will start with an empty space and will together – in the form of workshops and lectures – build up SISU Symposium 2019. The working format of SISU 2019 will be split 50:50 between workshops and lectures.

Location

SISU 2019 will be set up at the Põhjala Factory located on the Kopli peninsula of Tallinn – a 15 minute tram ride from the centre of the city. At present, this former ship-building area is weighing its options for the future, with many of the choices to be made being spatial, thus making Põhjala an excellent partner and location for our three-day investigation into the current space-making strategies interior architects employ. The spacious, inspiring quarters of Põhjala will also allow us to not only speak of practices, but also show, engage, make and produce space, showcasing interior architecture educational practices.

Presenters, performers and workshop tutors

Veiko Liis (Tallinn)
b210 architects and Pavle Stamenovic (Tallinn / Belgrade)
Laura Linsi and Roland Reemaa (Tallinn / London)
Daniel Zamarbide (Geneva / Lisbon)
Prof Masayo Ave (Berlin)
Jimi Tenor & Trashchestra (Helsinki)
Karsten Födinger (Karlsruhe)
Kärt Ojavee (Tallinn)
Elena Khurtova ja Marie Ilse Bourlanges (Amsterdam)
Eik Hermann (Tallinn)
Damon Taylor (London)
and many more

Practicalities

The working language of the symposium is English.
SISU is free of charge and open to everyone interested in the topic, but we require participants to register for SISU workshops – registration will open in the beginning of May!

SISU 2019 supporters

The Cultural Endowment of Estonia and the Ministry of Culture of Estonia.

Additional information

Project Manager Silja Kukk silja@esl.ee
Curatorial team contact Andrea Tamm andrea.tamm@artun.ee

Posted by Triin Männik — Permalink

SISU 2019 “TEGELIK / ACTUAL”

Wednesday 12 June, 2019 — Friday 14 June, 2019

Making Space

International Symposium of Interior Architecture and Spatial Use SISU takes place in Tallinn, Estonia. Highlight of the Estonian interior architecture calendar since 2014, SISU Symposium is organised by the Estonian Association of Interior Architects, with the concept and programme for each SISU Symposium developed by a curatorial team. This year, the curatorial team consists of members of the Interior Architecture Department of the Estonian Academy of Arts EKA led by Professor Hannes Praks.

Focus and format

This year, the focus of SISU will be on the physical presence of our craft. The symposium will investigate strategies for spatial intervention, making and production through educational practices that combine direct engagement and participation in the creation of physical space. We will look at the tactile-sensorial experience a space can provide, we will explore material design through the lense of interior architecture and we’ll be inspired by the words of a long-time professor of interior architecture department of EKA, Estonian interior architect and designer Vello Asi (1927-2016), who said that space should always be designed from inside out.

From 12 to 14 June 2019, we invite interior architects and students of the field as well as professionals and students from neighbouring fields – architects, designers, etc – to join us for a three-day exploration of the interior architecture and spatial design process at the Põhjala Factory on Marati St, Tallinn. We will start with an empty space and will together – in the form of workshops and lectures – build up SISU Symposium 2019. The working format of SISU 2019 will be split 50:50 between workshops and lectures.

Location

SISU 2019 will be set up at the Põhjala Factory located on the Kopli peninsula of Tallinn – a 15 minute tram ride from the centre of the city. At present, this former ship-building area is weighing its options for the future, with many of the choices to be made being spatial, thus making Põhjala an excellent partner and location for our three-day investigation into the current space-making strategies interior architects employ. The spacious, inspiring quarters of Põhjala will also allow us to not only speak of practices, but also show, engage, make and produce space, showcasing interior architecture educational practices.

Presenters, performers and workshop tutors

Veiko Liis (Tallinn)
b210 architects and Pavle Stamenovic (Tallinn / Belgrade)
Laura Linsi and Roland Reemaa (Tallinn / London)
Daniel Zamarbide (Geneva / Lisbon)
Prof Masayo Ave (Berlin)
Jimi Tenor & Trashchestra (Helsinki)
Karsten Födinger (Karlsruhe)
Kärt Ojavee (Tallinn)
Elena Khurtova ja Marie Ilse Bourlanges (Amsterdam)
Eik Hermann (Tallinn)
Damon Taylor (London)
and many more

Practicalities

The working language of the symposium is English.
SISU is free of charge and open to everyone interested in the topic, but we require participants to register for SISU workshops – registration will open in the beginning of May!

SISU 2019 supporters

The Cultural Endowment of Estonia and the Ministry of Culture of Estonia.

Additional information

Project Manager Silja Kukk silja@esl.ee
Curatorial team contact Andrea Tamm andrea.tamm@artun.ee

Posted by Triin Männik — Permalink

29.07.2019 — 02.08.2019

Speculative and Critical Design – Special Programs Think Tank

The Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA) is welcoming applications for the international summer school — 2019 EKA Summer Academy of Art, Design and Architecture – Possible Futures!

Application deadline: 26 May.

We invite you to take part in a rare opportunity to serve in the Special Programs Think Tank to envision and create hypothetical “special programs” that Estonia’s government might instate, either in the future or in parallel realities.
This five-day event will provide you with the chance to design preferable paths for government, guided by future-visioning strategists from the Extrapolation Factory. Over the course of the workshop, participants will be introduced to the essential principles of futures studies and will learn to identify signals, extrapolate implications and create future artefacts.
Each program will be announced through physical, print or digital artefacts to be shared with local citizens.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES. The student is able to:

• understand the basics of speculative critical design;
• use design methodologies for a positive impact within one’s own community.

 

ASSESSMENT

The course ends with an evaluative assessment (pass-fail) and is based on:
• participation;
• Think Tank deliverables;
• individual reflections;
• final (semi-)public presentation of service/product prototypes.

 

TUTORS

Chris Woebken, MA Design Interactions (Anthony Dunne & Fiona Raby), 2008, Royal College of Art, London, UK.

Elliott P. Montgomery, MA Design Interactions (Anthony Dunne & Fiona Raby), 2011, Royal College of Art, London, UK.

The Extrapolation Factory is a design-based research studio for participatory futures studies, founded by Chris Woebken and Elliott P. Montgomery. The studio develops experimental methods for collaboratively prototyping as well as experiencing and impacting future scenarios. Central to these methods is the creation of hypothetical future props and their deployment in familiar contexts such as 99¢ stores, science museums, vending machines and city footpaths. With this work, the studio is exploring new territories for democratised futures by rapidly imagining, prototyping, deploying and evaluating visions of possible futures on an extended time scale.
www.extrapolationfactory.com

COST
Free

 

Apply now at www.artun.ee/summeracademy

 

“EKA Summer Academy of Art, Design and Architecture – Possible Futures” is supported by the European Regional Development Fund.

Posted by Olivia Verev — Permalink

Speculative and Critical Design – Special Programs Think Tank

Monday 29 July, 2019 — Friday 02 August, 2019

Open Academy

The Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA) is welcoming applications for the international summer school — 2019 EKA Summer Academy of Art, Design and Architecture – Possible Futures!

Application deadline: 26 May.

We invite you to take part in a rare opportunity to serve in the Special Programs Think Tank to envision and create hypothetical “special programs” that Estonia’s government might instate, either in the future or in parallel realities.
This five-day event will provide you with the chance to design preferable paths for government, guided by future-visioning strategists from the Extrapolation Factory. Over the course of the workshop, participants will be introduced to the essential principles of futures studies and will learn to identify signals, extrapolate implications and create future artefacts.
Each program will be announced through physical, print or digital artefacts to be shared with local citizens.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES. The student is able to:

• understand the basics of speculative critical design;
• use design methodologies for a positive impact within one’s own community.

 

ASSESSMENT

The course ends with an evaluative assessment (pass-fail) and is based on:
• participation;
• Think Tank deliverables;
• individual reflections;
• final (semi-)public presentation of service/product prototypes.

 

TUTORS

Chris Woebken, MA Design Interactions (Anthony Dunne & Fiona Raby), 2008, Royal College of Art, London, UK.

Elliott P. Montgomery, MA Design Interactions (Anthony Dunne & Fiona Raby), 2011, Royal College of Art, London, UK.

The Extrapolation Factory is a design-based research studio for participatory futures studies, founded by Chris Woebken and Elliott P. Montgomery. The studio develops experimental methods for collaboratively prototyping as well as experiencing and impacting future scenarios. Central to these methods is the creation of hypothetical future props and their deployment in familiar contexts such as 99¢ stores, science museums, vending machines and city footpaths. With this work, the studio is exploring new territories for democratised futures by rapidly imagining, prototyping, deploying and evaluating visions of possible futures on an extended time scale.
www.extrapolationfactory.com

COST
Free

 

Apply now at www.artun.ee/summeracademy

 

“EKA Summer Academy of Art, Design and Architecture – Possible Futures” is supported by the European Regional Development Fund.

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