Tüüne-Kristin Vaikla, PhD is spatial researcher and practicing interior architect who explores the social and artistic dimensions of space. She is a founder and partner of Vaikla Studio (1992) – in multiple award winning international operating office for interior architecture, spatial use and arts. Tüüne-Kristin has been working in a team with the spatial design project of the Estonian presidency of the EU Council (2017) in Tallinn and Brussels and. Tüüne-Kristin is the curator of Estonian National Exhibition at the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale, curator of SISU interior architecture symposiums in Estonia and Switzerland and the editor-in-chief of the SISU–LINE interior architecture research journal and co-founder of Kordon art residency in Hiiumaa island.
Tüüne-Kristin Vaikla is focused on existing interior conditions and interim use of derelict spaces. She defended her doctoral thesis Re-purposing Space: the Role and Potential of Spatial Intervensions at the Estonian Academy of Arts in 2017. Vaikla is a supervisor of transdisciplinary projects in Estonian Academy of Arts and has gained international experience at RMIT University of Melbourne, Antwerp University, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. She belongs to the board of European Council of Interior Architects (ECIA) and has been elected to the position of Adjunct Professor Interior Design / School of Architecture and Urban Design / RMIT University.