Defended Doctoral Theses

2019

Kädi Talvoja

Karm stiil eesti kunstiajalookirjutuse kontekstis

(Severe Style in the Context of Estonian Art History Writing)

Supervisor: prof dr Virve Sarapik

Pre-reviewers: dr Epp Annus (Estonian Literary Museum) ja dr Anu Allas (Art Museum of Estonia)

Opponent: dr Epp Annus (Estonian Literary Museum)

Curriculum: Art History and Visual Culture

2018

Varvara Guljajeva

From interaction to post-participation: the disappearing role of the active participant

(Interaktsioonist osalusjärgsuseni: aktiivse osaleja kaduv roll)

Supervisors: dr Raivo Kelomees (Estonian Academy of Arts) and dr Pau Waelder (The Open University of Catalonia)

Pre-reviewers: prof dr Christa Sommerer (Interface Cultures, The University of Art and Design Linz) and prof dr Moises Mañas Carbonell (Faculty of Fine Arts, Polytechnic University of Valencia)

Opponent: prof dr Christa Sommerer (Interface Cultures, The University of Art and Design Linz)

Curriculum: Art and Design

Ülo Pikkov

Anti-Animation: Textures of Eastern European Animated Film

(Anti-animatsioon, Ida-Euroopa animatsioonfilmi eripära)

Supervisor: dr Raivo Kelomees (Estonian Academy of Arts)

Pre-reviewers: prof dr Robert Sowa (Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow) and dr Michal Bobrowski (Jagiellonian University)

Opponent: prof dr Robert Sowa (Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow)

Curriculum: Art and Design

 

2017

Fideelia-Signe Roots

Naine kui kangelane

(Woman as a Hero)

Supervisors: dr Tiina Ann Kirss (Estonia) and prof dr Katrin Kivimaa (Estonian Academy of Arts)

Consultant: Marko Mäetamm, MA (Estonia)

Pre-reviewers: dr Eve Annuk (Estonian Literary Museum, Tartu) and dr Margus Ott (Tallinn University)

Opponent: dr Eve Annuk (Estonian Literary Museum, Tartu)

Curriculum: Art and Design

 

Erki Kasemets

Väljaspool tavalist: pidu, prügi ja polügoonteater. Brikolaaž kui loome- ja uurimisviis

(Outside the Ordinary: Party, Garbage and Polygon Theatre. Bricolage as a Creative and Research Method)

Supervisors: dr Juha Varto (Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki), dr Aili Aarelaid-Tart (Tallinn University) and dr Liina Unt (Estonian Academy of Arts)

Pre-reviewers: dr Luule Epner (University of Tartu) and dr Anu Allas (Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn)

Opponent: dr Luule Epner (University of Tartu)

Curriculum: Art and Design

 

Tüüne-Kristin Vaikla

Re-purposing Space: The Role and Potential of Spatial Intervention

(Ruumi ümbermõtestamine. Ruumilise sekkumise roll ja võimalus)

Supervisors: prof dr Ranulph Glanville (Royal College of Art, London) and prof dr Mart Kalm (Estonian Academy of Arts)

Pre-reviewers: dr Suzie Attiwill (RMIT University, Melbourne) and dr Lilian Hansar (Estonian Academy of Arts)

Opponent: prof Morten Lund (Chalmers University of Technology)

Curriculum: Art and Design

 

2016

Elnara Taidre

Mudel, metafoor, mäng. Omamütoloogiline tervikkunstiteos visuaalkunstis 20. sajandi paradigmavahetuse kontekstis

(Model, Metaphor, Play: The Total Mythological Work of Art in the Context of Paradigm Shift in the 20th Century)

Supervisor: dr Virve Sarapik (Estonian Academy of Arts)

Pre-reviewers: dr Anu Allas (Art Museum of Estonia) and dr Tiina Kirss (University of Tartu)

Opponent: dr Tiina Kirss (University of Tartu)

Curriculum: Art History and Visual Culture

* 2nd prize at the 2017 Estonian National Contest for University Students (in the field of Culture and Society, on the level of doctoral studies), organized by the Estonian Research Council together with the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research

 

Carla Castiajo

Purity or Promiscuity? Exploring Hair as a Raw Material in Jewellery and Art

(Puhtus ja promiskuiteet. Uurimus juustest kui materjalist kunstis ja ehtekunstis)

Supervisors: prof Kadri Mälk (Estonian Academy of Arts) and prof emer. dr Robert Baines (RMIT University, Melbourne)

Pre-reviewers: prof dr Kartin Kivimaa (Estonian Academy of Arts) and dr Ana Campos (Portugal)

Opponent: dr Ana Campos (Portugal)

Curriculum: Art and Design

* 1st prize at the 2017 Estonian National Contest for University Students (in the field of Culture and Society, on the level of doctoral studies), organized by the Estonian Research Council together with the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research

 

Indrek Rünkla

Arhitektuursest mõtlemisest: seostest tunnetuslike ja ühiskondlike konstruktsioonide vahel arhitektuuri praktika näitel

(Architectural Way of Thinking: About the Connections Between Social and Cognitive Structures in the Practice of Architecture)

Supervisors: dr Margus Vihalem (Tallinn University) and dr Clarissa Moreira (Fluminense Federal University, Brazil)

Pre-reviewers: dr Epp Lankots (Estonian Academy of Arts) and dr Margus Ott (Tallinn University)

Opponent: dr Margus Ott (Tallinn University)

Curriculum: Art History and Visual Culture

 

2015

Piibe Piirma

Hybrid Practices: Art and Science in Artistic Research

(Hübriidsed praktikad. Kunst ja teadus loomepõhises uurimistöös)

Supervisor: dr Andi Hektor (University of Tartu)

Consultant: dr Veronika Valk (Estonian Academy of Arts)

Opponent: dr Rasa Smite (RixC, Liepaja University)

Pre-reviewers: dr Raivo Kelomees (Estonian Academy of Arts) and dr Laura Beloff (University of Copenhagen)

Curriculum: Art and Design

 

Stacey May Koosel

The Renegotiated Self: Social Media’s Effects on Identity

(Ümberkujundatud mina: sotsiaalmeedia mõju identiteedile)

Supervisor: dr Raivo Kelomees (Estonian Academy of Arts)

Pre-reviewers: dr Marina Grišakova (University of Tartu) and prof dr Mauri Kaipainen (Södertörn University)

Opponent: prof dr Mauri Kaipainen (Södertörn University)

Curriculum: Art and Design. Defended as external student

 

2014

Epp Lankots

Moodsa arhitektuuri kriitiline historiograafia. Modernsuse käsitlused Leo Gensi ja Leonhard Lapini arhitektuuriajaloolistes tekstides 1960.–1980. aastail

(Critical Historiography of Modern Architecture: Narrating Modernity in the Architectural Histories of Leo Gens and Leonhard Lapin in the 1960s–1980s)

Supervisor: prof dr Mart Kalm (Eesti Kunstiakadeemia)

Pre-reviewers: dr Marek Tamm (Tallinn University) and prof dr Akos Moravanszky (ETH Zürich)

Opponent: dr Marek Tamm (Tallinn University)

Curriculum: Art History and Visual Culture. Defended as external student

* Annual award 2015 of the Architecture Endowment of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia for architecture-related activity

 

Andres Kurg

Boundary Disruptions: Late-Soviet Transformations in Art, Space and Subjectivity in Tallinn 1968–1979

(Segilöödud piirid. Hilisnõukogude muutused kunstis, ruumis ja subjektsuses Tallinnas aastatel 1968–1979)

Supervisor: prof dr Katrin Kivimaa (Estonian Academy of Arts)

Pre-reviewers: prof Malcolm Miles (Plymouth University) and dr Eneken Laanes (Yale University)

Opponent: prof Malcolm Miles (Plymouth University)

Curriculum: Art History and Visual Culture. Defended as external student

* Annual award 2015 of the Architecture Endowment of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia for architecture-related activity

 

2013

Kadri Kallaste

Preservation of Wallpapers as Parts of Interiors: Addressing Issues of Wallpaper Conservation on the Basis of Projects Carried Out in Austria, Estonia and Romania

(Ajalooliste tapeetide säilitamine interjööris. Ajalooliste tapeetide konserveerimise problemaatika käsitlus Austrias, Eestis ja Rumeenias läbiviidud projektide põhjal)

Supervisors: prof dr Krista Kodres (Estonian Academy of Arts) and Markus Krön, MA (Institut für Papier-Restaurierung, Schloss Schönbrunn, Wien)

Pre-reviewers: prof emer. Anne van Grevenstein-Kruse (University of Amsterdam) and dr Hilkka Hiiop (Estonian Academy of Arts)

Opponent: prof emer. Anne van Grevenstein-Kruse (University of Amsterdam)

Curriculum: Cultural Heritage and Conservation. Defended as external student

 

Kärt Ojavee

Active Smart Interior Textiles: Interactive Soft Displays

(Nutitekstiilid interjööris. Aeglaselt muutuvad pehmed ekraanid)

Supervisor: prof dr Maarja Kruusmaa (Tallinn University of Technology)

Pre-reviewers: prof dr Thomas Hollstein (Tallinn University of Technology) and dr Lena Berglin (Swedish School of Textile)

Opponent: prof dr Thomas Hollstein (Tallinn University of Technology)

Curriculum: Art and Design

 

Sirje Helme

Sõjajärgse modernismi ja avangardi probleeme Eesti kunstis

(Problems of Post-War Modernism and Avant-Garde in Estonian Art)

Supervisor: prof emer. Jaak Kangilaski (University of Tartu)

Pre-reviewers: dr Mari Laanemets (Estonian Academy of Arts) and dr Lolita Jablonskiene (National Gallery of Art, Vilnius)

Opponent: dr Lolita Jablonskiene (National Gallery of Art, Vilnius)

Curriculum: Art History. Defended as external student

 

2012

Liina Keevallik

La Figure Visuelle des Arts Joues. Ses Rapports au Mythe. Une Recherche sur la Création de Figures Cinématigraphiques par des Moyens Mythologiques

(Visuaalne kujund mängulistes kunstides ja selle seosed müüdiga. Uurimus filmikujundite loomisest mütoloogilisel teel)

Supervisors: prof dr David Vseviov (Estonian Academy of Arts) and prof emer. Claude Amey (France)

Pre-reviewers: dr Katre Talviste (University of Tartu) and prof Kristian Feigelson (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3)

Opponents: Hasso Krull, MSc (Tallinn University) and prof Kristian Feigelson (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3)

Defended in Université Paris 8 according to the agreement between universities

 

Urve Sinijärv

Kunst ja loodus pargis. Kujunduslike ja liigikaitseliste eesmärkide ühendamine parkide restaureerimisel ja hooldamisel Saare maakonna looduskaitsealuste parkide näitel

(Art and Nature in Parks: Combining Design Objectives and Biodiversity Conservation Objectives in Park Restoration and Maintenance on the Basis of Case Studies of Protected Parks in Saare County)

Supervisor: prof Juhan Maiste (University of Tartu)

Consultants: dr Jaan Liira (University of Tartu) and dr Merit Otsus (Estonian Ministry of the Environment, Tallinn)

Pre-reviewers: dr Kristiina Hellström (Estonia) and prof Kalev Sepp (Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tartu)

Opponent: prof Kalev Sepp (Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tartu)

Curriculum: Cultural Heritage and Conservation

 

Riin Alatalu

Muinuskaitse siirdeühiskonnas 1986–2002. Rahvuslikust südametunnistusest Eesti NSV-s omaniku ahistajaks Eesti Vabariigis

(Heritage Protection in Transitional Society 1986–2002: From Nation’s Conscience in the Estonian SSR into the Harasser of Private Owner in the Republic of Estonia)

Supervisor: prof dr Mart Kalm (Estonian Academy of Arts)

Pre-reviewers: dr Jaak Valge (University of Tartu) and dr Tamás Fejérdy (Hungary)

Opponent: dr Tamás Fejérdy (Hungary)

Curriculum: Cultural Heritage and Conservation

 

Hilkka Hiiop

Nüüdiskunst muuseumis: kuidas säilitada mittesäilivat? Eesti kunstimuuseumi nüüdiskunsti kogude säilitamise strateegia ning meetod

(Contemporary Art in the Museum: How to Preserve the Ephemeral? The Preservation Strategy and Methods of the Contemporary Art Collection of the Art Museum of Estonia)

Supervisors: Sirje Helme, MA (Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn) and dr Anneli Randla (Estonian Academy of Arts)

Pre-reviewers: dr Heie Treier (Tallinn University) and Kristi Harva, MSc

Opponent: dr Heie Treier (Tallinn University)

Curriculum: Cultural Heritage and Conservation

* 1st prize at the 2013 Estonian National Contest for University Students (in the field of Humanities and Social Sciences, on the level of doctoral studies), organized by the Estonian Research Council together with the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research

 

Ivar Sakk

Monograafia “Aa kuni Zz. Tüpograafia ülevaatlik ajalugu” kontseptualiseerimine

(Conceptualization of the Monograph “From Aa to Zz. The Concise History of Typography”)

Supervisor: prof dr Mart Kalm (Estonian Academy of Arts)

Pre-reviewers: prof dr Virve Sarapik (Estonian Academy of Arts) and prof dr Merle Talvik (Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences, Tallinn)

Opponent: dr Marcel Benčík (Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava)

Curriculum: Art and Design

* The book “Aa kuni Zz. Tüpograafia ülevaatlik ajalugu” was awarded the 3rd prize at the contest Best Book Design From All Over The World 2013

 

2011

Reet Aus

Trash to Trend – Upcycling in Fashion Design

(Summary in Estonian)

Supervisor: dr Harri Moora (Stockholm Environment Institute)

Pre-reviewers: dr Joan Farrer (University of Portsmouth) and prof Martin Pärn (Tallinn University of Technology)

Opponent: dr Joan Farrer (University of Portsmouth)

Curriculum: Art and Design

 

Eva Näripea

Estonian Cinescapes: Spaces, Places and Sites in Soviet Estonian Cinema (and Beyond)

(Eesti filmimaastikud. Ruumid, kohad ja paigad Nõukogude Eesti filmikunstis (ning edaspidi))

Supervisors: prof dr Virve Sarapik and prof dr Mart Kalm (both Estonian Academy of Arts)

Pre-reviewers: prof dr Ewa Mazierska (University of Central Lancashire, Preston) and dr Michael Goddard (University of Westminster, London)

Opponent: prof dr Ewa Mazierska (University of Central Lancashire, Preston)

Curriculum: Art History

 

2010

Tiina-Mall Kreem

Viisipäraselt ehitatud. Luterlik kirikuehitus, -arhitektuur ja -kunst Eestis Aleksander II ajal (1855–1881)

(Kirchenbau, Kirchenarchitektur und Kirchenkunst des Luthertums in Estland während der Zeit Alexanders II (1855–1881))

Supervisor: prof dr Krista Kodres (Estonian Academy of Arts)

Pre-reviewers: dr Karin Hallas-Murula (Museum of Estonian Architecture, Tallinn) and dr Urmas Petti (University of Tartu)

Opponent: dr Karin Hallas-Murula (Museum of Estonian Architecture, Tallinn)

Curriculum: Art History

* Grand prize at the 2011 Estonian National Contest for University Students, organized by the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research together with the Archimedes Foundation

 

Lilian Hansar

Linnast muinsuskaitsealaks. Linnehituslike struktuuride muutused Eesti väikelinnades 13.–20.sajandil

(From Town to Heritage Conservation Area: Transformation of Town Structures in Estonian Small Towns from the 13th to 20th Century)

Supervisor: dr Kaia Lehari (Estonian Academy of Arts)

Consultant: Kaur Alttoa, MA (University of Tartu)

Pre-reviewer: dr Kaisa Broner-Bauer (University of Oulu)

Opponent: dr Juhan Maiste (University of Tartu)

Curriculum: Cultural Heritage and Conservation

 

2009

Raivo Kelomees

Postmateriaalsus kunstis. Indeterministlik kunstipraktika ja mittemateriaalne kunst

(Postmateriality in Art: Indeterministic Art Practices and Non-Material Art)

Supervisor: prof dr Virve Sarapik

Pre-reviewers: dr Heie Treier and dr Chris Hales

Opponent: dr Mari Laanemets

Curriculum: Art History

 

2007

Pia Ehasalu

Rootsiaegne maalikunst Tallinnas (1561–1710). Produktsioon ja retseptsioon

(Painting in Tallinn during the Swedish Period (1561–1710): Production and Reception)

Supervisor: prof dr Krista Kodres

Pre-reviewers: prof Juhan Maiste and Juta Keevallik, MA

Opponent: dr Inga Lena Ångström Grandien

Curriculum: Art History

 

2004

Heie Treier

Kohalik modernsus kunstis. Eesti varamodernistliku kunsti teoreetiline ja ajalooline kontseptualiseerimine ning Karl Pärsimägi paradigmaleidmise perioodil

(Local Modernity in Art: The Theoretical and Historical Conceptualisation of Early Estonian Modernist Art and Karl Pärsimägi in the Period of Finding the Paradigm)

Supervisor: dr Thomas McEvilley

Pre-reviewers: prof dr Katrin Kivimaa and dr Ene Lamp

Opponent: prof emer. Jaak Kangilaski

Curriculum: Art History

 

2003

Ants Juske

Ümberpööratud perspektiivi kulturoloogilised, semiootilised ja tajupsühholoogilised tekkemehhanismid

(Summary in English)

Supervisor: prof emer. Boris Bernstein

Opponents: prof Peeter Tulviste and dr Altti Kuusamo

Curriculum: Art History

 

1999

Krista Kodres

Tallinlane ja tema maja. Jõuka Tallinna kodaniku elamu ca 1600–1770. Maja, planeering, kaunistused ja sisustus

(The Burgher of Tallinn and his Dwelling, ca 1600–1750: House, Plan, Decoration and Furnishings)

Opponents: prof Lars Olaf Larsson and prof Juhan Maiste

Curriculum: Art History. Defended as external student

 

1998

Mart Kalm

Arhitektuurikultuuri kujunemisest Eestis 1918–1940

(Formation of Architecture Culture in Estonia in 1918–1940)

Opponents: prof Riitta Nikula and prof Leo Gens

Curriculum: Art History. Defended as external student

 

1995

Juhan Maiste

Klassikaline suund Eesti ehituskunstis 1530–1830. Stiil ja traditsioon

(Classical ideal in Estonian architecture, 1530–1830: Style and Reception)

Opponents: dr Ea Jansen and dr Pekka Korvenmaa

Curriculum: Art History. Defended as external student

 

Rein Zobel

Tallinn ja tema keskaegsed kindlustused. Linnaehituslik ja arhitektuuriline areng läbi kaheksa sajandi

(Summary in German)

Opponents: prof Evald Tõnisson and dr Raimo Pullat

Curriculum: Art History. Defended as external student