hacking junk workshop / 2016

Workshop of hacking junk takes electronic waste as it's resource and turns it into something meaningful. The participants are taken through a creative process from idea to realization. Each workshop concentrates on one type of devices that we analyze, research, dismantle, destroy and repurpose.

Workshop of "Black Friday" concentrated on receipt printer technology. The discarded thermal and matrix printers from several shops were collected and given to participants. The photography students of Tartu Art College and graphic design students from Estonian Academy of Arts experimented on several ideas before combining them into one installation. The opening of the installation took place on the date of Black Friday, a world-wide shopping celebration.


  1. experimenting with technology
  2. conceptualizing ideas
  3. presentation of ideas
  4. choosing the idea to realize
  5. construction
  6. installation
  7. documentation

The workshop is intended for people with varied knowledge in technology.

PARTICIPANTS / Tartu Art College:
Kristiina Kalamees
Karole Kutsar
Taavi Muide
Kristjan Mõru
Mari Männa
Hanna Odras
Krista Palm
Juri Seredenko
Pillery Teesalu
Saara-Nette Tõugjas

PARTICIPANTS / Estonian Academy of Arts:
Kristjan Kesküla
Anita Kossareva
Martis Roosimaa
Eleonora Šljanda
Linda Vainomäe
Tuuli Velling
Jorven Viilik
Ulla Väljaste

Kalev Toots, Aparaaditehas, Estonian Printing Museum, Eksperimentaaltootmine