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Photographer: Nick D (Spitgan Magazine)

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display of design and architecture schools @ Roheline Saal

Exhibitions 11.09.–16.09. Tue–Sat 12:00–19:00, Sun 12:00–18:00
Exhibition opening 11.09. 17:00
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The display of design and architecture schools introduces graduation works and various school projects. In addition to the design schools in Estonia who give the higher education in Tallinn, Tartu and Haapsalu also our guests from Institute of Design & Communication, FH JOANNEUM, Graz and University of Ljubljana are presenting the last projects of their students.



Authors: EKA + HK PolyU

Tutors: Liisi Eesmaa, Piret Puppart, 

Basia Szkutnicka

Photographer: Nick D (Spitgan Magazine)

Skins&Shells is an international collaborative project between the Master´s of Fashion degree students of the Estonian Academy of Arts and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. 1600 Chinese wooden fans, iconic to Asia, were used as a medium to reflect the meaning of "protective membranes" surrounding the existence of life. The outcome resulted in 11 individual statement pieces, each with a narrative, transforming the human silhouette...delicate, dramatic, more than skin-deep.



SUVA Type Foundry

EKA Graphic Design presents SUVA Type Foundry, a new web platform, where one can download and buy fonts created by EKA GD students and alumni.

This exhibition marks the opening of the SUVA Type Foundry by featuring fonts and other typographical experiments from the past 15 years designed and created by students, alumni and faculty at EKA GD. The exhibit also showcases the department’s diverse archive, for example designs from the 1980s by professors Ivar Sakk and Villu Järmut.

The exhibited fonts are designed in lectures and workshops lead by renowned designers like Anton Koovit, Tuomas Kortteinen, Avigail Reiner, Johannes Breyer & Fabian Harb, Ott Metusala and others. Fonts designed as graduation projects are also featured.



Pallas University of Applied Sciences, Department of Leather Design, "WoW"

“A bag that doesn’t look like a bag” – this is the task our students get and it tells them to make a story with the help of a product where the form of the classic bag has vanished. Visitor of the exhibition can experience the so-called WOW effect looking at the works where something familiar is telling an unusual story, different from what to expect.



Pallas University of Applied Sciences. Greenhouse Tartu

Greenhouse Tartu exhibits prototypes jointly created by the students of the departments of furniture and textile of Tartu Art College. The prototypes are inspired by experiments with material and form and by setting technical challenges. The exhibition is a cross-section of ideas presented throughout the years at the Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair; in collaboration with Estonian furniture manufacturers it has got the potential to reach wider use.



Pallas University of Applied Sciences. Applied research project MultiWeave 

Textile students of Tartu Art College are developing method of creation of textile material (invented by Kadi Pajupuu) in the scope of the applied research project MultiWeave. The invention combines CNC technology. Prototypes of the machine MultiWeave (2016) and SpiderWeave (2017) were built during hackathons under the supervision of Anna Jõgi (Kriimsilm Tehnoloogiad). The partner from textile industry Urmas Mägi (Fein-Elast Estonia) is financing the development of the software.



Pallas University of Applied Sciences, “I live here”

City as an environment is the seedbed for ever-changing and developing culture. Creation springs up from the environment and also creates it. The work of Pallas students is the outcome of questions about the relationship between environment and creator, place and people. The authors are both giving and getting, using and creating, valuing the past and visualizing the future. The city is alive until creativity lives there. "I Live Here" is the first display of design of the Pallas University of Applied Sciences.



Tallinn University Haapsalu College/ Diploma thesis 2018

"Handicraft Technologies and Design" at Tallinn University Haapsalu College is a unique applied curriculum that provides the graduates with understanding of the essence, creation and sustainability of a personal product. We have turned our face towards the ongoing processes in society and elaboration of possible solutions of its pain spots. We highly value working with health promotion product concepts.



Masterclass of FH Joanneum in Graz

The masterclass dealt with the question how do we experience space and architecture with our sense of hearing. There have been binaural recording techniques, playback and sound inventions in public space. And the outcome of this masterclass was:

1. DogDay, a audio/video installation transforming the sensual experience from a dogs perspective (audio, vision, electromagnetic fields etc) to the human range.

2. Sounds good sounds Graz - an interactive sound installation, using a taktile floor map to dance the sounds of Graz, especially the University.

3. Sound map - an interactive map reusing the metaphor of childrens tiptoe pen to explore the sounds and sight of special location in Graz.

All sounds have public access and can be heard on Udo Nolls apogee website.



University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture: Liveability in urban transformations

Reducing traffic with motor vehicles, care for the environment and economical use of resources – transferring these goals into urban city spaces should reflect an enhanced quality of life in the sense of social and cultural awareness of urban communities, continuing the awareness of the usefulness of dialogue with history, thus promoting regional identity. Projects: development of residential area in connection with natural surrounding; from isolated housing structure to cooperative housing, challenges of sustainable mobility street; and architecture as a way of transforming the life.



Revitalisation of Former Salt Warehouses in Portoroz

The former salt warehouses are located along a coastal path which connects some of the most beautiful destinations on the Slovene coast. The purpose of this project is to highlight the unexploited opportunities and to find a solution that would take full advantage of the qualities of this space and the two protected buildings through a well defined relation of the area to the wider context. The project establishes a thorough concept for the waterfront, develops a vision for the area of the former warehouses and proposes an intervention into the existing structures, with which the space within the two buildings becomes part of the seafront. With the proposed concept of use, the former warehouses become a new centre of public life, where activities and events for both tourists and locals take place all year round and throughout the day.



Design and Technology Futures

"Design and Technology Futures is built on an understanding that disciplinary, cultural and intellectual diversity, combined with a creative and open mindset, drives successful innovation.

The programme combines education and innovation into an enabling platform so students may search for new ways to address complex contemporary challenges by utilising the synergy that comes from creative practices and exploring emerging technologies.

Students are developed into T-shaped professionals with the ability to collaborate creatively across different fields and disciplines."




 This year, the topic to inspire 7 - 19 y/o youngsters was: The Republic of Estonia 100 - Every place has its location. Environment design to enrich public space.

Students analyzed and developed design concepts to improve public spaces. NODI was organised in cooperation with six municipalities and AS Kiili Betoon.

Design courses for art teachers were held in four different corners of Estonia. Over 190 students from 11 schools participated in the competition. Kiili Betoon will produce roadblocks, skatepark seating, etc. based on the best concepts.



Tallinn Hobby School Kullo exhibition of design and woodworking "Evolving stuff"

Hobby education fulfills a gap in design education and gives opportunity for children to highlight and improve their own creative ideas by going through the hole creative process from first sketches to finished product. This is study to find balance between interests and developing skills, and get over the obstacles like lack of skills and patience. Allso finding motivators like support, learning new techniques, playfulness. Crowing number and quality of skills encourages to play and create more.