Taavi Hallimäe is a critic and a visiting lecturer of cultural theory at the Estonian Academy of Arts. He is also the Co-Head of the MA program in Design & Crafts. His wide and interdisciplinary range of interests include literary theory and contemporary critical theory, in recent years his focus has shifted to design theory as well as material and visual culture. He has done comparative research on the literary works of Nikolai Gogol and Jüri Ehlvest, applying to the study the philosophy of language and political theory of Jacques Derrida and Giorgio Agamben.