Tallinn Architecture Biennale

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Tallinn Architecture Biennale (TAB) is an international architecture and urban-planning festival with a diverse programme that fosters local architectural culture. TAB encourages synergy between Estonian and foreign architects as well as between architects and the general public by way of creating contacts and exchanging ideas.

Tallinn Architecture Biennale is organised by the Estonian Centre of Architecture and creatively led by TAB Advisory Board, which consists of representatives from the Union of Estonian Architects, Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn City, Ministry of Culture as well as former TAB curatorial teams. The Board selects the curator or curatorial team for TAB in every two years.

The opening week of the 6th Tallinn Architecture Biennale “Edible; Or, The Architecture of Metabolism” welcomed a new record of ca 3000 visitors who enjoyed the exhibitions, the symposium, the installations and the satellite events around Tallinn city centre. TAB22 opening week took place from September 7–11, but the events will continue until the end of November. The biennale was curated by Lydia Kallipoliti and Areti Markopoulou in collaboration with Chief Local Advisor Ivan Sergejev.

In the biennale “food” is approached both literally and metaphorically. On the one hand, EDIBLE explores architectural strategies of local production and self-sufficiency, and on the other, operations that use by-products of urban life, replacing the traditional linear systems of “make, use and dispose” with circular systems that aim to limit material and resource loss.

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Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2011-2019

IV TAB 2019: Beauty Matters
Sept 11 to 17 Nov 2019
Head Curator: Dr Yael Reisner

IV TAB 2017: bioTallinn
Sept 13 to 27 Oct 2017
Head Curator: Claudia Pasquero

III TAB 2015: Self-Driven City
9 September to 18 October 2015
Head Curator Marten Kaevats, Curatorial Team: Sille Pihlak, Siim Tuksam, Ivan Sergejev, Arhitekt Must, Helen Pau, Damiano Cerrone, Rebecca Kontus, Maria Derlõš, et al.

II TAB 2013: Recycling Socialism
4 to 30 September 2013
Curatorial team: Aet Ader, Kadri Klementi, Karin Tõugu, Kaidi Õis

I TAB 2011: Landscape Urbanism
8 to 11 September 2011
Curator: Villem Tomiste