The 2017 Tallinn Architecture Biennale is fast approaching. Happening at the Museum of Estonian Architecture starting September 13, this year's biennale, “bioTallinn”, challenges common assumptions of what constitutes the boundary between the natural and built environments. The biennale kicks off with opening week festivities from September 13-17, including the debut of the Anthropocene Island exhibition and the “Polycephalum City” two-day symposium, and a program of various satellite events happening throughout Tallinn until October.
“TAB 2017 explores the city as a territory of self-organization and co-evolution of multiple dynamical systems, including ecological systems, infrastructures and technological systems, social groups and political systems.” It'll give young architects and designers an opportunity to investigate new methods of building with nature, and will cover issues regarding constructability, embodied energy, and ecological footprint. The biennale will be open to the public from September 13-October 27.
Upcoming event highlights include:
2017 Curatorial Exhibition - Anthropocene Island: Curated by Claudia Pasquero, the exhibition “explores a design method operating at the confluence of biology, computation and design. It explores a non-anthropocentric point of view on urbanity, based on the realisation that in our contemporary global world it is impossible to trace a clear distinction between nature and artifice.”
"Polycephalum City" Symposium (September 14-15): This symposium will “discuss the role of architecture in the context of current socio-ecological crisis, and calls for a critical reading of the geological era which scientists have named the 'Anthropocene'.”
Learn more about TAB2017 here.
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