Estonian Centre of Architecture announces the curatorial competition for the 5th international Tallinn Architecture Biennale (TAB) 2019. TAB is an architecture festival with a diverse international programme that fosters synergies between architecture and the general public, introduces the local architecture culture, addresses relevant issues in architecture and delves into the future of the field. TAB 2019 will take place in September and October 2019, with the opening week in September.

The aim of the TAB 2019 curatorial competition is to find an innovative and responsive theme related to the context of Estonia and relevant in the contemporary world of architecture.

The deadline for developing the concept of the biennale and submitting the corresponding draft in writing is 4 pm on 24 April 2018. TAB Curatorial Competition brief can be downloaded from HERE.

The Chairman of Estonian Centre of Architecture Raul Järg says that the previous biennales have explored the scenarios of future cities with self-driven cars and how to apply the converge of biotechnology and information technology to landscape and urban design and how it might change the architecture of the city.

TAB 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 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.