The winners of the competition to choose the curators of SISU 2019 were announced

Press release
December 19, 2018

The jury is pleased that two worthy and inspiring submissions were received.

The jury, comprised of Tüüne-Kristin Vaikla, Liisa Põime, Marje Karu, Reio Raudsepp and Tarmo Piirmets, decided to award the first prize to SISU 2019: Tegelik/The Real, and the curator team of Hannes Praks, Andrea Tamm, Jüri Kermik, Triin Männik, Maria Luiga and Linda Zupping. The prize includes a monetary award of €700 and the right to curate the SISU 2019 symposium.

Competition submission: Tegelik/The Real

The jury found this submission to be worthy of the first prize because it enables a broader circle of professionals to become familiar with the themes and points of departure that the Interior Architecture Department of the Estonian Academy of Arts is dealing with in its study processes, and facilitates the participation of this professionals in the related discussion. The team has prepared the project astutely and has a clear vision of how to carry out the symposium. Another strength of the project is the list of international lecturers. The jury welcomes the idea that the format of the SISU symposium should change over time, and this point was also positively received.

The jury decided to award the second prize to the submission called Health and the Environment, curated by Katrin Kask, and the prize includes a monetary award of €350.

Competition submission: Health and the Environment

The jury felt that this topic in its current form is too broad for the symposium. Health-related materials are a topical subject, but the jury found that a more specific viewpoint should be found for such a practical theme. In order to develop the idea, the jury proposed that the ESL board initiate a lecture series on the topic of ‘health and the environment’.

The jury’s decision was unanimous.

Congratulations to the winners!

SISU is the interior architecture symposium organised by the Estonian Association of Interior Architects that deals with topical issues related to interior architecture, where recognised theoreticians and practitioners from around the world meet. In addition to interior architects, the symposium is also of interest for professionals working in interdisciplinary fields of activity.

Additional information:

Silja Kukk
SISU symposium 2019
Project Manager

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