Wood Works

Wood Works

The Estonian Association of Architects (EAA), the principal organiser of Wood Works has joined forces with co-organisers Estonian Centre for Architecture (ECA) and Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF) to promote an international Open Call to select a curatorial team for a new architecture exchange and exhibition programme, taking place between Ireland and Estonia 2020 and 2021.

Wood Works is an Estonian and Irish collaboration that focuses on the use of wood in design and construction in architecture. The result of the Wood Works project will be a travelling exhibition in Ireland and Tallinn in 2021 and potentially in other countries. The Wood Works 2020-2021 project supports an exchange of expertise and creativity between architects from Estonia and Ireland to establish collaborative possibilities between all participants.

We are seeking applications for the role of Curator from individuals who together demonstrate that they are deeply acquainted with the architectural culture in both Estonia and Ireland in equal measure. The aim of the competitive Open Call is to find curators for the Wood Works initiative, which includes a travelling exhibition, collaborative workshops and publication. The concept for the exhibition and workshops should aim to:

• Expand and encourage innovative architectural solutions using wood that demonstrates technical knowledge, research, and experimentation, whilst also supporting the aesthetic ambition in equal measure;
• Demonstrate the use of wood in contemporary architecture, and its response to essential societal, technological and environmental challenges, needs and opportunities:

• Create a robust and novel process of exchange to enable both countries learn from and enhance each other’s inventiveness;
• Create an engaging, immersive and content rich exhibition, that communicates both to a broad international audience and an industry-based audience.

The role of the Curators is to set the theme and concept, construct the narrative and title of the exhibition and publication, select the architect participants, plan and deliver 2 workshops (within covid guidelines), liaise with the teams as they produce work for exhibition, and compile the publication.