Meet RMIT’s Adjunct Professor in Interior Design, Tüüne-Kristin Vaikla

Meet RMIT’s Adjunct Professor in Interior Design, Tüüne-Kristin Vaikla

Tüüne-Kristin Vaikla, founder and partner at Vaikla Studio and a member of the Advisory Board of the Estonian Association of Interior Architects, is also Adjunct Professor in Interior Design at RMIT.

Vaikla is a researcher and practicing interior architect who explores the social and artistic dimensions of space. 

In her role as Adjunct Professor at RMIT, Vaikla brings her expertise and knowledge of interior architecture practice and education in Europe to RMIT Interior Design.

She has worked on a wide range of projects from interior architecture to art installations and was the curator of the Estonian Pavillion at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale.

RMIT's Suzie Attiwill, Associate Dean Interior Design, School of Architecture and Urban Design, highlighted Vaikla’s extensive international experience and her contribution to the profession. 

“Tüüne-Kristin is a highly regarded interior architect, artist, curator and editor based in Estonia,” Attiwill said.

“She has contributed to the profession and academy locally and globally in significant and impactful ways.”

Tüüne-Kristin Vaikla, founder and partner at Vaikla Studio and a member of the Advisory Board of the Estonian Association of Interior Architects, has been appointed Adjunct Professor in Interior Design at RMIT.

Vaikla was awarded a practice-research PhD from the Estonian Academy of Arts and in May 2010, she was appointed Head of the Department of Interior Architecture and Visiting Professor at the academy.

Vaikla first collaborated with RMIT Interior Design in 2013 as an International Visiting Scholar. 

Since then, the collaboration has continued.

RMIT academics have participated in symposiums in Estonia and Vaikla also contributes to RMIT's Practice Research Symposium hosted with RMIT Europe in Barcelona.

Plans for another design studio in Melbourne are also in the works.

Story: Patricia Lora and Marlen Kakkori

 

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