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Tallinn Architecture Biennale TAB

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.

TAB 2015, photo by Tõnu Tunnel 

TAB 2019 curatorial competition is CLOSED

TAB core programme consists of four main events (curatorial exhibition, symposium, and Tallinn Vision Competition) and is accompanied by a diverse satellite programme. The target groups for the main events are somewhat different, making it possible to expand the curator's idea both in society as well as for a narrow group of professionals. The aim of the TAB 2019 curatorial competition is to find the best theme and team for organizing the fifth biennale.

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 competition will be held from 14 February to 24 April 2018. Deadline for developing the concept of the biennale and submitting the corresponding draft in writing is 4 pm on 24 April 2018.

Download TAB curatorial competition brief HERE. Additional materials such as the interview with the previous head curator Claudia Pasquero and an information sheet with Q&A can be downloaded from HERE.

TABs of past

IV TAB 2017: bioTallinn
Sept 13 - 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

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