Anthropocene Island explores a design method operating at the confluence of disciplines including biology, computation and urban 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, landscape and city, and ultimately between the biosphere and the urbansphere.

The invited participants – architects, artists and scientists – have been asked to structure their projects through multiple lenses such as simulated morphologies, biological models and urban protocols.

The exhibition conveys the challenges and necessities of designing within the complex milieu of contemporary cities of which the peninsula of Paljassaare in Tallinn provides a case study, where multiple degrees of stability, instability and diversity coexist.

Curatorial Exhibition “Anthropocene Island” will be opened in the Museum of Estonian Architecture on Friday, September 14th at 7pm. 

Urban Morphogenesis Lab
Maj Plemenitas
Heather Barnett
Rachel Armstrong
Studio Unseen
BiotA Lab


Eesti Arhitektuurimuuseum, Ahtri, Kesklinn, Tallinn, Estonia