TAB 2021 Tallinn Architecture Biennale Curatorial Competition

TAB 2021

Estonian Centre for Architecture announces the curatorial competition for the 6th international Tallinn Architecture Biennale TAB 2021. Tallinn Architecture Biennale (TAB) is an international architecture festival which addresses relevant issues in architecture and delves into the present and the future of the field. TAB is intended for both experienced and young architects as well as members of the general public interested in architecture.

DEADLINE: 29 May 2020 4PM Estonian time + 2GMT. TAB Curatorial Competition brief together with extra info materials can be downloaded from TAB website

The general goals of TAB are:

– popularising a quality built environment;
– internationalising Estonian architecture – offering an international platform forarchitecture;
presenting new ways of thinking and creating a new vision in architecture.

The aim of the TAB 2021 curatorial competition is to find an innovative and responsive theme related to the context of Estonia and relevant in the contemporary world of architecture.

TAB 2021 will take place from September to November and will consist of a main programme led by the head curator and a satellite programme led by co-curators. The TAB 2021 Curatorial Competition aims to find the best theme and head curator (or head curatorial team) for the 6th biennale.

TAB 2021 offers a various event programme to professionals in the field, students and everyone interested in
architecture. Throughout the previous four biennales, the core of TAB has been the curatorial exhibition, symposium, and the Tallinn Vision Competition. The best examples from previous years are moments when the curatorial exhibition and the symposium complemented each other and interwove into an integral whole and that is accompanied by TAB Catalogue.

TAB 2019 “Beauty Matters” was curated by Dr Yael Reisner. The biennale focused on the subject of how beauty matters again, reflecting on a cultural shift, after nearly eighty years of dormancy, as beauty was a tabooed, denigrated subject. TAB 2017 titled “bioTallinn”, curated by Claudia Pasquero (ecoLogicStudio), challenged the typical assumptions of what constitutes the boundaries between the natural and artificial realms. TAB 2015 “Self-Driven City”, curated by Marten Kaevats, explored the future cities with self-driven cars and TAB 2013 “Recycling Socialism”, curated by Aet Ader, Kadri Klementi, Karin Tõugu, Kaidi Õis, redefined the Soviet-era urban environment in Tallinn.