The display of design and architecture schools, which has become one of the integral parts of the Tallinn Design Festival, is increasingly important in a rapidly changing world, because aren't educational and research institutions the places where the play between experimentation and tradition "saves the day"? In the shade of various global crises, there is an increasing need for the light of youthful and clever design.
Displayed are the works of Estonian Academy of Arts
, Pallas University of Applied Sciences
, Tallinn University Haapsalu College
, University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy
and Estonian University of Life Sciences.
Slow Design: Product Design Department of EAA
"Slow design" is the key word for this year's exhibition by the department of product design. The works displayed here convey slow thinking, focusing and rethinking the ideas of locals, sustainable use of resources, mapping the local means of production and the responsible developing and adaptation of product design as a field, according to the challenges that Estonia and the world face in the 21st century.
Amongst the exhibits there are lighting objects designed by the 2nd year students and the best research projects by 3rd year students.
Hammer Coded: Jewellery and Blacksmithing Department of EAA
#ehejasepis #metall #eka
has said that writing music and thinking about it are two different ways of thinking. Blacksmith's work is based on semiotic double coding
– a dance between digital and analogue code. Derived from the Latin root digitus, meaning finger or toe, the first helps with counting, writing, labeling, but the analogue code makes it possible to recognize these signs, to put them in context, to make sense of them. In the digital code, the truth is sought with the words and numbers, in analogue through physical contact with the material. In this way, one technology does not suppress the other, but is networked into a field of infinite possibilities.
Pillow’s Brink: EAA Fashion-, Textile- and Accessory Design
#padjapiir #ekspermentaalvorm #pillowsbrink #experimentalform
Where does wakefulness commence? Where does the realm of dreams arise? Often, a pillow can serve as a liminal conduit between these states, bridging consciousness and slumber. Yet, imagine this juncture laden with soft mass vanishing the borders between the two worlds.
Thus emerged the concept of 19 experimental forms by EKA's fashion, textile, and accessories students
, focused on sensory perception and plush residuals like batting, blankets, etc. Recycling operates on two levels here. Before their utilization, high-quality materials were repurposed to create bedding for Ukrainian refugees.
EKA Accessory X CIRRUS/ Nordplus: Wearable 3D Printed Footwear
#3dprintedshoes #3dshoes #footweardesign #shoedesign #footwearmanufacturing
The purpose of the international intensive summer course led by Footwearology Lab was to experience the future of both design and manufacturing of footwear, combining Artificial Intelligence and 3D printing.
Learning the ins and outs of various generative AI applications led to creating footwear designs, both in 2D and 3D. Range of concepts created with these tools were then translated onto an existing 3D model of a shoe and printed in a wearable size, using a flexible and fully recyclable plastic.
Photo design by @benjometry.
Sense of Measure: EAA Interior Architecture
In the 2023 spring semester, the MA speciality studio of EKA interior architecture
focused on ecological building materials. Supervisors Roland Reemaa
and Hannah Segerkrantz
, in cooperation with the Competence Center for Ecological Building
, looked at (interior) architecture in the Anthropocene. Together with the students, they learned about the materials used in the construction field, their origin and the environments where they are procured, processed and used. The course looked for local alternatives to the extractivist economy and discussed their applicability in design practice.
Disain OFFline / ONline: Pallas University of Applied Sciences
#pallas #pallasdisain #pallastekstiil #pallasmeedia #pallasnahk #pallasmoobel pallasart.ee Facebook Instagram
Where does the designer's responsibility begin? Noticing an important issue and offering a solution requires a choice, the ability to collaborate and balance between digital, visual and tangible. All tools require skills and a trained eye. Pallas' exhibition "Design OFFline / ONline" visually shows the proportion of digital tools used for each job, but the effectiveness of each solution is determined by the designer's knowledge and skills. Playful rest area
created by objects of material remnants, which invite you to try and think about the possibilities of extending the life span of products.
Reinventing the bicycle: TLU Haapsalu College Craft Technologies and Design
#liikumisaasta #vanastuus #uusleiutamine #kiiver
Haapsalu College's exhibition invites you to look and think about the topic of reinvention. We test and look for a continuation of cycling, which has been known since long ago, and we present helmets that the desire to wear exceeds the discomfort.
University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy
The native crafts specialities of the University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy
combine excellent craftsmanship, knowledge of heritage, and creative thought. Our activities aim to apply the values found in the heritage in a responsible and sustainable way to the service of modern society. As part of the university, we value research and development.
At the level of applied higher education, you can study textiles, metalwork, construction, and regenerative technology (NEW!). At the master's level, you can study the creative application of cultural heritage and teaching skills.
Estonian University of Life Sciences Chair
of Landscape Architecture
within the Estonian University of Life
- Estonia's Green University - the Chair of Landscape Architecture
is the only department in the
country offering both bachelor's and master degrees. The subject combines the
natural and social sciences, arts, humanities and planning. Students develop
skills in planning and designing places at different spatial scales which
improve quality of life, are environmentally sustainable, and reflect cultural
heritage and diversity. We also connect our teaching to research, especially
the links between landscape and human health and wellbeing.