Final seminar of the project, September 14-16, 2012

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Final seminar of the ProNatMat project
14 Sebtember, 2012
Tallinn University, Tallinn hall


Welcome all friends of natural materials!

There is free entrance to the seminar but it requires registration, sing up HERE.

Workshops and programme of the project will continue 15.-16. September at Ecomess in Telliskivi creative campus.


Program of the final seminar
9.15   Registration and morning coffee, M-218 (Mare maja, second floor) 
10.00 - 10.15   Opening the seminar, M-218 (Mare maja, second floor)
10.15 - 10.50   Handicraft – livelihood, heritage and social resource. Madis Rennu, Tartu University / Viljandi Culture Academy
10.50 - 11.00   Short introduction to results of the project. Outi Tuomela, Turku University of Applied Sciences
11.00 - 11.35   Wood as a construction material. Panu Kaila, architect.
11.35 - 11.45   Short introduction to results of the project. Tarmo Elvisto, Information Centre for Sustainable Renovation,  SRIK
11.45 - 12.20   Meaning of natural materials at individual level. Eha Rüütel, Tallinn University
12.20 - 12-30   Short introduction to results of the project. Kristina Akerman, Estonian University of Life Sciences
12.30 - 13.05   Natural clay and global warming. Jari Holopainen Helsinki University
13.05 - 14.30   Lunch, saa the list below
14.30 - 15.00   Poster exhibition at the Atrium and display of the publications

15.00 - 17.00   Workshops and seminars
1. Researched at the project, M-218 (Mare maja, second floor)
- Natural materials in universities at the region of Central Baltic Interreg IVa programme. Turku University
- Clay as a local building material – research and practice. Estonian University of Life Sciences
- Chemical and microscopic research of birch bark qualities. Åbo Akademi University
- A glance at collected handicraft videos. Tartu University / Viljandi Culture Academy
2. Finnish-Estonian cooperation. Turku University, South-Western Finland’s Estonian Centre, City of Tartu / Turku infopointWorkshops. M-648 (Mare maja, sixth floor)
1. Natural colors and sounds. Painting with resin and making shepherd pipe. Markus Tuormaa and Minna Hokka. (Turku University of Applied Sciences) U-120 (Narva mnt 25, Ursa maja)
2. New’n’Trad lime. Jüri Kuusmann. (Information Centre for Sustainable Renovation,  SRIK) U-122 (Narva mnt 25, Ursa maja)
3. Materials at art therapy, educational film and presentation to research results. Mai Sein-Garcia, Aili Vahtrapuu and Eha Rüütel. Tallinn University. M-340 (Mare maja, third floor)

17.30 - 18.30   Closing banquet at Atrium (Mare maja, third floor)

Languages at the seminar are Estonia, Finnish and English. The morning programme and afternoon seminar number 1 at Tallinn-hall are simultaneously interpretationed in Finnish and Estonian. Seminar number 2 and the workshops are in English, Finnish or Estonian depending on the participants.

Lunch is available at following places:

Tudengikohvik, Terra maja first floor. Open monday-friday 09.00-16.00. Payment only in cash.
Kohvik Kehrweder, Mare maja first and third floor
Restoran Harts, Narva mnt 36, second floor
Restoran Odessa, Narva mnt 36, first floor
Restoran Villa Thai, Vilmsi 6
Silk Sushi Bar, Narva mnt 15
Cafe Peterson, Narva mnt 15

Presentation of project publications
Publications born during the project will be presented after lunch.


Organisers of the conference: Turku University of Applied Sciences, Tallinn University, Information Centre for Sustainable Renovation  SRIK, Tartu University / Viljandi Culture Academy, Åbo Akademi University, Estonian University of Life Sciences, City of Tartu / Turku Infopoint, Turku University, South-Western Finland’s Estonian Centre

Kick-off seminar in Turtu, April 23, 2010

 Kick off Seminar in Estonia was arranged in Tartu April 23, 2010 (pdf in English)

Birch bark workshop at Loodi, June 15-20, 2012

Report by Andres Veel (in estonian)

Ecomess - eco fair, September 8-11, 2011

ecomess plakat kavand

Ökomäss eco fair was arranged for the first time at Telliskivi Loomelinnak, Tallinn in September 8-11, 2011. (pdf)

Articles about Ecomess here.