Research at EKA

Research at the Estonian Academy of Arts is oriented towards keywords such as practice, technology, theory, society and culture. Alongside high level humanities research projects in art history, visual culture and Soviet culture, our priority is to develop artistic research on an international level.

Artistic research at EKA is conducted in a variety of fields and encompasses different ways and tools of knowledge production:

  • artistic research in contemporary art,
  • design research,
  • practice based research in architecture and urban design,
  • conservation combining both practical elements and theory-based research and
  • cultural heritage research.

Artistic research as a field of knowledge production is experimental, process-based, and expands borders of creative fields. Its criteria include applicability, innovation, public-facing and/or communicative artistic activity.

Research conducted at the academy is mostly focused on connecting information technology with spatial organisation and user-centred thinking that utilises design processes to notice, map and solve problems and networks of problems, synthesising innovation in technology and materials sciences into a comprehensible, well-functioning and sustainable environment.

Erasmus code: EE TALLINN01
Erasmus charter: 64961-LA-1-2014-1-EE-E4AKA1-ECHE PIC code: 955368327
OID code: E10209558


Estonian Code of Conduct for Research Integrity

EKA's Research, Development and Creative Strategy 2021–2025

Estonian Artistic Research Framework Agreement

EKA's Gender Equality Plan 2022-2025

Science Café at Põhjala Factory

EKA, EMTA and BFM invite you to the Science Café! At Põhjala factory's AnkruSAAL (Ankru 10, Tallinn) on May 27 at 18:00. During the discussion evening, creative researchers from three universities will open up the background behind their ...