The display of design and architecture schools, which has become one of the integral parts of Disainiöö
, has not disappeared anywhere. On the contrary, in the shade of various global crises, there is an increasing need for the light of youthful and clever design. Can students and schools work together to offer workable solutions on green issues?
Estonian Academy of Arts
, Pallas University of Applied Sciences
, Tallinn University Haapsalu College
and University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy
present durable techniques and materials, but also green thoughts and values.
ESTONIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS
The annual specialty project “TOOL” of the first-year students of the Department of Interior Architecture and Architecture
at EKA opens the door to the world of furniture, asking how much material is needed to provide sufficient support for the human body. Students are only allowed to use small pieces of plywood, wooden sticks and glue to complete their idea, and the result must bear the weight of the author.
The supervisors of the studio are designers, architects and lecturers Ilkka Suppanen
and Yrjö Wiherheimo
. Wood workshop master Avo Tragel
supports students in the EKA wood workshop.
EAA Accessory Design. CIRRUS workshop “Reinventer footwear” exhibition
Ten students from Denmark (Design School Kolding), Finland (LAB University of Applied Sciences), Lithuania (Vilnius Academy of Arts) and EKA took part in a week-long CIRRUS workshop ''Reinvented footwear''.
Students covered the following topics: material waste mapping in the industries; handicraft skills to use as part of designing and prototyping; design research methods and working with people from different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Course objective was making a shoe / shoes out of recycled materials.
EAA Sustainable Design and Material Lab DiMa exhibition
Will take place in the same room as EAA's exhibition "TOOL". Info on DiMa's exhibition can be seen HERE
PALLAS UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES
To do something well you have to know the subject. Sometimes even over several generations. Pallas's exhibition
with its selections of 2022 final design projects
focuses on techniques, concepts and materials that bring the design and designer back to their roots. It is difficult to find anything more sustainable than local lambswool or wood.
Let's remind ourselves why we are doing something and how it could be done in the most meaningful way, since everything new is well-forgotten old. Also exhibited is Pallas's textile students'
collaboration project Rüüruum
with architecture office b210
To reach the roots one has to develop the courage to play and joy to experiment. Both are evident in Pallas's furniture department's
and textile department's third year students'
prototypes born out of sustainable mentality. The collaboration project's "Mop, red and hose"
motto "Crazy Times, Crazy Solutions" and limited issued materials gave the participants inspiration and direction.
Design process was started by getting to know the materials. Limited resources provided a challenge to create interior design products. The ideas born from the collaboration of the two departments leave room for future experimenting.
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TALLINN UNIVERSITY HAAPSALU COLLEGE
The exhibition introduces examples of diploma theses and courseworks of the Craft Technologies and Design curriculum
. Our study program values highly sustainable, circular economy principles to find the best solutions to human-centered problems.
An important part of the curriculum is to acquire skills in handling various materials such as wood, metal, glass, plastics-resins through theory and practice, and learning about the most modern technological possibilities. Solutions are also being sought to give materials a new life without burdening the environment.
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 applied higher education level, you can study in the fields of native textile, metalwork, and construction, at the master's level, creative applications of cultural heritage and teaching skills.