DELTA MAJA -
ACCELERATE KNOWLEDGE OF THE PAST TO TOMORROW
The process of growing up is of facing the past as well as the futureMälu valitseb aega
Lennart Meri "Hõbevalge – Sulla rotta del vento, del fuoco e dell'Ultima Thule", 2016

ABOUT THE COURSE
We mobilize the next generation with advanced scholars and professionals in Art, Design, Media and Architecture to cross-disciplinary knowledge exchange, creative and innovative solutions in the focus of the architecture of University of Tartu´s innovation hub Delta Maja. The Studio energy is rooted in architecture as a platform for future creative solutions and collaboration between science, technology, business, creative industries. It creates new platforms and tools. Combining natural space with virtual reality or vice versa are new challenges for us. Knowing the past we can design our future.

The Studio uses the roots, the history of the mental structure to open hidden cultural codes embedded in the history of Venice, Vincenza and Padova. The studio combines experiencial knowledge of the legacy of Palladio, Vitruvius, Leonardo etc. bridging it with the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale 2020. We ask the participants to highlight unique, human-centered, sustainable themes of the Biennale to combine with principles of architecture and philosophy.

The Studio consists of research weeks;
1st: Learning best practices from the the past (architecture, philosophy)
2nd: Groupwork modelling the future innovation by existing architectural body as a human body as model for innovation and synergy

We combine by addressing one or more sub-themes of the Studio for more connective innovation spirit and collaboration that all parts of the Delta Centre's architectural space in Tartu allows or challenges to emerge creativity, economy and research (https://en.eik.ut.ee/ut-delta-centre/).

AVAILABILITY 2020: places still available

DATES: June 29 - July 10, 2020

TUITION FEE: 1650 EUR. You can pay 350 EUR to secure the spot and pay the rest later.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3 days before the start date

LANGUAGE:
English

DURATION: 13 days /104 hours

LOCATION: Several locations in Venice

CALL OR WHATSAPP US:
+39 320 245 06 31

EMAIL US:
study@europeanculturalacademy.eu
ABOUT THE COURSE
We mobilize the next generation with advanced scholars and professionals in Art, Design, Media and Architecture to cross-disciplinary knowledge exchange, creative and innovative solutions in the focus of the architecture of University of Tartu´s innovation hub Delta Maja. The Studio energy is rooted in architecture as a platform for future creative solutions and collaboration between science, technology, business, creative industries. It creates new platforms and tools. Combining natural space with virtual reality or vice versa are new challenges for us. Knowing the past we can design our future.

The Studio uses the roots, the history of the mental structure to open hidden cultural codes embedded in the history of Venice, Vincenza and Padova. The studio combines experiencial knowledge of the legacy of Palladio, Vitruvius, Leonardo etc. bridging it with the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale 2020. We ask the participants to highlight unique, human-centered, sustainable themes of the Biennale to combine with principles of architecture and philosophy.

The Studio consists of research weeks;
1st: Learning best practices from the the past (architecture, philosophy)
2nd: Groupwork modelling the future innovation by existing architectural body as a human body as model for innovation and synergy

We combine by addressing one or more sub-themes of the Studio for more connective innovation spirit and collaboration that all parts of the Delta Centre's architectural space in Tartu allows or challenges to emerge creativity, economy and research (https://en.eik.ut.ee/ut-delta-centre/).

AVAILABILITY 2020: places still available

DATES: June 29 - July 10, 2020

TUITION FEE: 1650 EUR. You can pay 350 EUR to secure the spot and pay the rest later.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3 days before the start

LANGUAGE:
English

DURATION: 13 days /104 hours

LOCATION: Palazzo Michiel, Strada Nova, 4391, 30121 Campo Santi Apostoli, Venezia

CALL OR WHATSAPP US:
+39 320 245 06 31

EMAIL US:
study@europeanculturalacademy.eu
Monday, 29 June, 2020
10:00–10:30@ Palazzo Bembo
Welcome coffee and introduction, Kärt Summatavet and Simone Stunz
10:30–12:30@ Palazzo Bembo
Lecture Human Dimensions, Kärt Summatavet
12:30–14:30@ LUNCH (Café Kofler)
14:30–16:30@ Library Cini Foundation
Visit to the library of the Cini Foundation
17:00-18:00@ San Giorgio Maggiore
Visit to Andrea Palladio church, Roberta Parlata

Tuesday, 30 June, 2020
10:00–13:00@ Gallerie dell'Accademia
Guided visit with conservationist, Karmen Corak
13:00–14:30@ LUNCH
10:00–13:00@ Chiesa di S Barnaba
Visit to Leonardo Da' Vinci machines
15:00–17:00@ Palazzo Bembo
Lecture Heavenly dimensions, Kärt Summatavet
17:30–18:00@ Fondaco dei Tedeschi
Visit to panoramic rooftop terrace

Wednesday, 1 July, 2020
7:45–9:00@ meeting point: S. Lucia Station, in front of the entrance
Train to Vicenza
9:30–11.30 @Visit to Teatro Olimpico and Palazzio Chiericati, Roberta Parlato
11:30–16:30@ Free time in Vicenza
16:30–18:00@ meeting point: Vicenza train station, in front of the entrance
Train to Venice

Thursday, 2 July, 2020
10:00–12:30@ Palazzo Bembo
Golden Cut and Palladio proportion studies, Fabio D'Agnano
13:30–14:30@ LUNCH
15:00–17:00@ Palazzo Bembo
Fibonacci numbers, basics of composition research, Fabio D'Agnano

Friday, 3 July, 2020
10:00–12:00@ Arsenale Biennale
Lecture the structure of the Biennale and the history of national pavilions, Biennale educational team
12:00–13:30@ LUNCH
13:30–15:30@ Arsenale Biennale
Guided tour at Arsenale
15:30–19:00@ Arsenale Biennale
Free-time at Arsenale

Saturday, 4 July, 2020
10:00–12:00@ Giardini Biennale
Guided tour / discussion of a National Pavilion (Biennale Team/ Laura Tinti)
12:00–13:00@ LUNCH
13:00–17:00@ Giardini Biennale
Free time

Sunday, 5 July, 2020
Creative day (suggestions: Peggy Guggenheim collections)

Monday, 6 July, 2020
10:00–12.30 @library of the Cini Foundation
Research part 1
12:30–14:00@ LUNCH
14:00–18:00@ library of the Cini Foundation
Research part 2

Tuesday, 7 July, 2020
10:00–12.30 @Palazzo Bembo
Creative exercises: Group Work
12:30–14:00@ LUNCH
14:00–17:30@ Palazzo Bembo
Creative exercises: Individual research

Wednesday, 8 July, 2020
10:00–12.30 @Palazzo Bembo
Joint research, lecturer exchange
12:30–14:00@ LUNCH
14:00–17:30@ Palazzo Bembo
Innovation: Group work & Individual research

Thursday, 9 July, 2020
10:00–12.30 @Palazzo Bembo
Delta centre: new ideas, architecture as a living organism
12:30–14:00@ LUNCH
14:00–17:30@ Palazzo Bembo
Individual research

Friday, 10 July, 2020
10:00–12:00@ Palazzo Bembo
Individual research
12:00–13:00@ LUNCH
13:00–15:00@ Palazzo Bembo @PRESENTATION
Final Presentation
15:00–16:00 @ Palazzo Bembo
Certificate Ceremony and Prosecco
LECTURERS
Connect with exceptional people
Kärt Summatavet
Kärt Summatavet (Ph.D. [Taiteen tohtori]) is professor of arts at the University of Tartu. She graduated in Tallinn as a metal artist (1982–87) and has exhibited since 1986. She completed her doctoral dissertation in Finland in the Department of Design at the Aalto University in Helsinki (1998–2005). She is a researcher, project manager, expert in education and creative industries, designer-entrepreneur, educator and innovator. Summatavet's research focuses on oral history, design education, creativity and culture, tradition and innovation.
Roberta Parlato
Parlato is an art and architectural historian specializing in Andrea Palladio's work and the Renaissance of the Veneto region.She graduated with a dissertation on Palladio's Villa Saraceno. As atourist guide in Vicenza, her hometown, she gives guided tours for architects and lovers of architecture since 2003.
Fabio D'Agnano
D'Agnano, grant researcher at the IUAV, deals with three-dimensional modeling and rapid prototyping in architecture since 1991. Author of the handbook 3d Max per l'Architettura (Apogeo Editore, Milano, 2006).Specialized in project communication and 3-D modelling for architecture. He is project manager at the Digital Architecture Master in Venice, and he teaches Representation at the Landscape course of the Architecture University of Venice. He is partner and manager at Glass Architettura Urbanistica.
REVIEWS
More than 400 people attended our courses already. Many returned twice and thrice. Read why.
The dynamic relationships and idea exchanges with fellow students is so valuable. The course gave me sense of validation and calm regarding the direction of my career and personal path through the world of art and culture.

Jocelyn Burke
Art lover
The networks I was able to create during last summer's course at the European Cultural Academy have enabled me to put together my first exhibition in Amsterdam, just as much as the exhibitions I viewed and all the knowledge I gained in Venice have.
Andreas Mittermayr
Artist
ECA is an awesome experience for the beginners and professionals likewise. Beginners can get first-hand insights into the industry of visual arts premium events, and professionals get access to a wide network and can position their work in a global context.
Lana Pavlovic Aleksic
Curator
REVIEWS
More than 400 people attended our courses already. Many returned twice and thrice. Read why.
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