Socialist architecture explored

  • 2013-08-31

RIGA - Tallinn Architecture Biennale: Recycling Socialism will be exploring the modernist and socialist architecture from the 1960s to the 1980s in a 5-day long main program that starts on Wednesday, Sept. 4.

The core events of the program are the two-day Symposium, the Curators’ Exhibition, the Vision Competition Award Ceremony and the International Architecture Schools’ Exhibition.

The highlights of the Biennale will be lectures by Pier Vittorio Aureli and raumlaborberlin, the opening of the Sprat-Tin Hall of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the public, 12 commissioned works on the topic by local and international architecture offices (including Dogma, raumlaborberlin, EXYZT, Dorte Mandrup, Salto and others), the public announcement and awarding of the winners of TAB Vision Competition (with Bjarke Ingels as a jury member) and studio projects by world renowned architecture schools (including Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Universitat fur angewandte Kunst Wien, Strelka Institute, RMIT School of Architecture and Design and many others). TAB Lounge will host young architects and initiatives from the region, a pop-up bookshop will be selling literature on the topic, film screenings and parties will light up the nights and guided tours will uncover the local modernist architecture by day.

TAB 2013 Recycling Socialism main program runs from Sept. 4-8:
Opening of the schools exhibition – Sept. 4 at 20:00 in Linnahall, open until Sept. 30. 12:00-19:00 daily.
TAB symposium Sept. 5-6 at Kosmos cinema.
Opening of the Curators Exhibition – Sept. 6 at 20:00 in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
TAB Gala – Sept. 6 at 21: in NO99 Theater.
TAB vision competition awards in Vakie-Oismae and Vaike-Oismae day - the whole day on Sept. 7.

The competition works will be in the Estonian Architecture Museum from Sept. 11. All exhibitions are open until Sept. 30.
Curators: b210 (Aet Ader, Kadri Klementi, Karin Tougu, Kaidi Ois)Organizer: Estonian Center of Architecture.

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