SISU 2016 Welcome Stranger!

The Estonian Association of Interior Architects in collaboration with the Department of Interior Architecture of the Estonian Academy of Arts gathers theoreticians and practitioners from near and far to discuss relevant topics affecting our current society.

The most pressing issue in today’s world is nomadism. Movement can be voluntary or forced and changing places requires adaptation to new conditions, a break with old habits, a farewell to comfort zones.

The SISU Symposium will explore the expectations and needs of modern nomadic lifestyles through examples of adaptation to PLACE and settling in a new HOME. We will talk about people’s behavioural patterns and ways of adapting in the contemporary realm.

Spatial intelligence can be an ineffable quality yet also an exact concept that denotes the interrelations between architecture and place. It’s the capability to offer solutions and create new things in a different place and culture – a new world influenced by the landscape, the urban environment and surrounding PEOPLE. How does SPACE change in the process? How do we relate to a changing world from the perspective of (interior) architecture as a profession? How does the architect/designer work in parallel in a different cultural context?

Welcome Stranger! Welcome Friend!


June 1-3, 2016
Hobuveski, Tallinn

SISU is FREE OF CHARGE, but please be sure to register!

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The event will be held in English.


Tüüne-Kristin Vaikla, curator
+372 5640 930

Solveig Jahnke, head of communicaton
+372 5626 4949

Kairi Rand, project manager
+372 505 6723