TAB2017 ​​ includes the latest work of academic institutions that teach architecture in various parts of the world.

In overall, TAB2017 looks at the notion of collective intelligence as found in nature to envision resilient and adaptive urban design models, asking artists and scientists to interpret that notion with original works that will inspire visitors into a new kind of interpretation of nature and the city, conjuring scenarios of urban symbiosis and co-evolution. Some of the ​ ​participants have successfully picked up the TAB2017 focus and show how they are using biotech tools as a way to guide city development. However, the academic exhibition is not entirely tied to the main topic but aims to present examples from different architecture schools, evidencing the broad spectrum of ways and tools to teach architecture in contemporary context.

TAB 2017 International Schools’ Exhibition is curated by Veronika Valk and co-curated by Merilin Kaup.

The exhibition is presented as a poster exhibition in an underground pedestrian tunnel next to the Balti Jaam railway terminus building — the TAB 2017 Symposium hall. exhibition will be opened on 13th of September as part of the TAB 2017 opening week.

The two days of the TAB 2017 Symposium (14–15 September) starts with round table discussions on architectural education with representatives from the participating schools sharing their experiences and presenting their views on the current state and future prospects for education in the field.


Schools and representatives:

Bartlett/UCL, UK (Claudia Pasquero / Marco Poletto, ecoLogicStudio)
Newcastle University, UK (Rachel Armstrong)
Stuttgart University ( ICD and ITKE / Achim Menges and Jan Knippers)
Vienna Angewandte (Bernhard Sommer, Galo Moncayo)
IAAC, Barcelona (Areti Markopoulou)
CITA/KADK, Copenhagen (Martin Tamke)
Politecnico di Milano  (Alessandro Rocca)
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (Anastasios Tellios)
Vilnius Academy of Arts (Romualdas Kučinskas)
Turenscape Academy (Tom Verebes)
CoDesignLab/African Fabbers School (Paolo Cascone)
Tallinn University of Technology (Jaan Kuusemets, Kristi Grišakov)
Estonian Academy of Arts (Toomas Tammis/Andres Ojari)
Tallinn University of Applied Sciences (Hindrek Kesler/Tomomi Hayashi)
Faculty of Architecture, University of Innsbruck, Austria (Kristina Schinegger)
University of Waterloo and Living Architecture Systems Group LASG, Canada (Philip Beesley)
Qatar University (Anna Grichting)








Balti Jaam pedestrian tunnel

Toompuiestee 37d, Põhja-Tallinn, Põhja-Tallinna, 10412 Harju maakond, Estonia