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Hannes Praks

Professor Hannes Praks is the head of the interior architecture department, having joined the Estonian Academy of Arts, his old alma mater, in 2015. He leads the department in constant exploration into the essence of locally-inspired design and architecture, searching for what could make up a uniquely local spatial design vocabulary. He believes in interior architecture that places itself somewhere between architecture and product design, looking for quality that could, in addition to providing functional solutions, also contribute to the discussion on what is culture, much the same way as music or literature might.

Before joining the Academy, Hannes Praks ran his own studio, designing a number of well-known and acclaimed projects, ie the Narva College of the University of Tartu, finished in 2013.