ANNELA SAMUEL’s documentary photography exhibition “Stories Of A Secret Town”
In October, Annela´s impressive photos were unfolding various stories about Paldiski, a secret town in Estonia, and its people at the Estonian House in Berlin
Annela took photos of Paldiski that showed its historical role, seeing it as a still closed urban area. But as she began to interact with local residents, she gradually came to the idea of Paldiski as a place of escape. However, as her perspective changed, the idea of a secret town gathered new layers. Annela Samuel (b.1974) is a freelance photographer who lives and works in Tallinn. She has completed training course in photography at the Estonian Academy of Arts and participated in numerous photography workshops in Estonia. Her photos have gained international recognition: 2015 I Am Photographer Contest, the best Photograph of Children – II prize; 2017 Sony World Photography National Awards – I prize; 2017 Sony World Photography Open Portraiture – commended. More information about Annela´s photos can be found at: http://annelasamuel.com/
Photos by Arvo Vichmann
CAPSULE PLANT La vera capusula verde
by Michelle Sprenger Product design | BAU International Berlin, Germany
In September we organized the very first STAMMTISCH IN TALLINN, this time in Baieri Kelder.
Thank you all for coming, bis zum nächsten Mal!
On June 20 Berliners had the great pleasure of hearing violinist Indrek Palu perform at the Estonian House in Berlin. Indrek Palu is an Estonian composer and an improviser with a background in jazz violin who has for years concentrated on the electric violin
PHOTO CREDIT: Tõiv Jõul
In June 2018 the Estonian House in Berlin was privileged to exhibit the works of a very talented Estonian artist Rebeka Vaino
More information about Rebeka and her works can be found at
Last day today!! Come, escape the heat & enjoy some soothing wave sounds and views of the sea! Until 7pm!
Posted by Rebeka Vaino on Pühapäev, 10. juuni 2018
Ab 33 bis 17
CALYPSO KEANE I ZUZA BANASINSKA I SOFYA GIMNZ I REBEKA VAINO
Four very talented and creative young artists from Spain, the UK, Poland, and Estonia shared their experiences as exchange students at the Universität der Künste Berlin via their works at the Estonian House in Berlin in May 2018
In April 2018 two exhibitions from Pärnumaa: ‘‘PÄRNU TRIFFT BERLIN’’ and ‘‘KIHNUS LEBENSMUSTER’’ were seen at the Estonian House in Berlin
‘‘PÄRNU TRIFFT BERLIN’’
Beautiful photos taken by photographer Indrek Aija brought the right summer feeling and did answer exhaustively the question why one should consider visiting the ‘‘summer capital of Estonia.’’ No doubt, the endless white sand beach, various green parks and wonderful spas and its status as a Hanseatic city makes Pärnu the perfect summer holiday destination in Estonia!
Colorful photos taken by photographer Silva Soide, a Canadian-Estonian from Vancouver living in Kihnu since 2008, reveled the exceptional beauty of the island of Kihnu and its people. It is worth it to mention that Silvia´s exhibition also featured the winning image from the photo contest “Pictures of homeland”, held by the Estonian National Museum. The exhibition was accompanied by different cultural events that offered an unique possibility to the guests to participate in various activities like dancing and singing that are very important parts of the identity of Kihnu.
We want to thank both photographers and also Maie Aav, Maria Michelson, Anto Siimson, Timur Aav, Mirjam Aav, Engel Laos, Madis Umb, Kusti Siimson for bringing so many beautiful insights and joy from Pärnumaa to Berlin!
Additionally, we would like to express our gratitude to all sponsors and supporters for their contributions. Hence, we would like to thank: Pärnamäe Pagar, Seikle Vabaks matkad , Tamme Ürditalu, Maria Talu, Häädemeeste Vesi, Pärnu Bay Golf Links, White Beach Golf, Tori Siidritalu, Maarja-Magdaleena Gild, Lepanina Motell, Indrek Alekõrs, Pärnu Saksa Tehnoloogiakool, Soomaa.com, Pärnu Linnavalitsus, SA Pärnumaa Turism, Rahvakultuuri Keskus, Kihnu Muuseum, Kihnu Vallavalitsus, Kihnu Kool, Kihnu Pärimuskool, Solve Et Coagula, Estonia Spa, Rahvakultuuri Keskus, Silvia Paluoja from the Pärnu Postimees.
Nevertheless, this project could not have been realized without Klarika Krantsman and Ann Eichhorst. Their dedication and enthusiasm as project managers has been invaluable!
JÄRVAMAA – the HEART of ESTONIA
In the frame of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia, the Estonian House in Berlin hosted an exhibition called: ‘‘JÄRVAMAA- the HEART of ESTONIA’’ from the 9th to the 18th of March 2018. Those beautiful photos were seen thanks to the LAG South-Järvamaa Partnership (NGO) and the non-profit organization MTÜ Järva Arengu Partnerid. We want to thank Ms. Anspal, Mrs. Kasak, Ms. Erm, Ms. Aarma, ensamble ‘‘Naized’’ and all others who brought a lot of inspiration from Järvamaa to Berlin!
ONE OF THE MOST TALENTED JEWELRY DESIGNERS FROM ESTONIA TALKED ABOUT HER JEWELRY AND CAREER AT THE ESTONIAN HOUSE IN BERLIN
KEIU WAS BORN IN SOUTH-ESTONIA BUT CURRENTLY SHE LIVES AND WORKS IN TALLINN. HER COLLECTIONS ARE INSPIRED MAINLY BY DIVERSE STRUCTURES AND TEXTURES THAT EXIST IN NATURE. SHE LOVES TO WORK WITH MATERIALS LIKE SILVER AND IRON BUT OTHER AS WELL. ONE OF HER COLLECTIONS CALLED “CREATED LANDSCAPES” WAS CREATED BY USING MOTHERBOARDS IN DIFFERENT COLORS. ALL HER JEWELRY IS HANDCRAFTED. THE EXAMPLES OF HER WORK FROM DIFFERENT COLLECTIONS ARE PRESENTED UNDER THE TITLE “LOST IN DETAILS” AT THE GALLERY OF TROFEJAS IN BERLIN UNTIL OCTOBER 21, 2017. MORE INFORMATION ABOUT KEIU AND HER CREATION CAN BE FOUND AT https://www.facebook.com/koppel.keiu/
Photos by Geit Eero
Three Design Schools Joint Exhibition
TOUCH, LISTEN and LEARN
Three design schools joint exhibition in Berlin
TOUCH, LISTEN and LEARN design exploration of the haptic potentials in material
Three design school interdisciplinary joint exhibition TOUCH, LISTEN and LEARN presented the sensory design experiments realized by the students of Estonian Academy of Arts ( Interior Architecture ), University of Applied Arts Vienna (Graphic Design), and BAU International Berlin (Product Design). The design exploration exercise was directed by Prof. Masayo Ave, the head of the Product Design Department of BAU international Berlin in the course of WS2016-17. The exhibition was organized by the Product Design Department, BAU international Berlin in cooperation with the Estonian House in Berlin and stayed open to public from February 3 to February 5, 2017