TAB 2019

Satellite Programme


TAB 2019 Satellite Programme offers an opportunity to showcase accompanying exhibitions and creative ideas in various locations in the heart of Tallinn during Tallinn Architecture Biennale TAB 2019.

TAB 2019 Satellite Programme is curated by Estonian architect Kirke Päss.

TAB Satellite Programme participating projects:


Location: Starting from Põhjala Factory til Noblessner
Time: 14th of September 16:00-19:30

Nick Luscombe, Paul Bavister, Solen Fluzin, Kirke Päss. // GB, EE

This collaboration across the disciplines of architecture, music and acoustic engineering seeks to find alternative ways to experience contemporary cities. Musicity organises this concert series of 8 Estonian artists, each of whom has written a piece of music as a response to a particular building in Põhja-Tallinn.

Starting place: Põhjala Factory, Marati 5
Finishing point: Noblessner Foundry, Peetri 10

Listen the music in each location (listening and downloading is connected with the geolocation of each building and park in the project):
Map: here


Location: selected architecture offices in Tallinn
Time: 12th of September 15:15-17:30

Selected Estonian architecture offices will open their doors to visitors on the 12th of September for an open architecture offices tour.
Participating offices: KOKO, Kavakava, Allianss, Arhitekt Must and b210. The tour begins with a gathering on the 12th of September at 15:15 at KOKO office (Peetri 10, Tallinn).
Tour is free of charge and requires pre-registration on this link HERE.


Location: Noblessner Foundry
Time: 14 September at 19:00-00:00.

Leanne Zilka with Caitlyn Parry and Alyona Movko // AU, EE

Frocking up is a video installation on the facade of Noblessner foundry. It raises the question of architecture as fabric. Fashion is skilled at dictating what is beautiful and what is not, and we rely on fashion as individuals to express our culture, and identity. Architecture also expresses beauty, identity, and culture but at the scale of the city. If the city is made up of urban fabric – architecture is the garment. To celebrate the Tallinn Biennale, a building will be given a makeover – frocking it up for the occasion through a giant projection to express the critical role of architecture in culture.

Urbiquity Urban Lab 2019

Location: Põhjala factory, Ankru 8
Time: Workshop 09-15 September.

Exhibition: September 14 at 15:00-23:00
Opening: 15:00

Stefano Carnelli, Pablo Conejo, Mattias Malk // IT, ES, EE

Urbiquity Urban Lab 2019 is  a 6-day programme of walks and talks, practice and theory.

Participants: Alice Angele Joan Ashton Fetet, Camille Doll, Marie-Lou Laforest , Egemen Mercanlioglu, Oleksandr Nenenko, Kristel Niisuke, Marina Puškar, Lisa Marie Rohrer, Reuben Ross, Ahmad Tahir, Deniz Taşkın.


Location: Telliskivi Creative City main square
Time: 12 September 16:00-00:00

Julio Barreno Gutiérrez, José Luís Bezos Alonso // ES

The installation gloBALLOONing uses balloons as a tool to influence the public space while covering the existing surface with a repetitive object layer. The multiplication is used as an open architectural code for connecting different scales. The new balloonscape forms a tabula rasa, a clean new beginning for the time of the installation. It carries a festive symbol, forms a meeting point and encourages unexpected encounters. The authors are well aware of the responsibility for using ecological materials and the recycling part of the installation.

Building Parts

Location: Estonian Museum of Architecture
Time: exhibition opening 13 September at 19:00.

Exhibition will stay open 14 September- 17 November.
*Workshop takes place in Estonian Academy of Arts 10-13 September.

Curators: Sille Pihlak, Siim Tuksam
Tutors: Manuel Jumenez Garcia, Andreas Köerner, Viki Sandor, Damjan Minovski

Workshop is looking at ways of introducing humanscale articulation in construction by developing protocols of modulation, the investigations are based on different examples from Estonian 20th century housing. Inspired from four historical examples the tutors are askedto combine material qualities and available production methods to come up with quasiautomated models of modular assemblies. Series of resulting small installations will be presented within the permanent exhibition „Space in Motion“, Museum of Estonian Architecture. The models will be exhibited next to the original models, establishing a close dialogue between the historic precedent and the contemporary architectural approach.

Project forms a part of Future Architecture, the first pan-European platform of architecture museums, festivals and producers, bringing ideas on the future of cities and architecture closer to the wider public. Project is funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

The Toilet Manifesto (Beauty of Mundane Infrastructures)

Location: Freedom Square tunnel, Vabaduse väljak 9
Exhibition will be open 11.09-09.08

Mad(e) in Mumbai Mayuri Sisodia, Kalpit Ashar // IN

Exhibition about Indian outdoor toilets and their ambitios transformation proposals on the wall of Freedom Square Tunnel. Manifestos are projects of our future and dreams of what we want to become as individuals & society. The Toilet Manifesto is one of such dream that contemplates on beauty of the most mundane Infrastructure of Indian cities & villages. Through medium of Architecture & Beauty, this exhibition transforms these derelict public toilets into sensitive & sustainable public buildings. The exhibition proposes 25 pavilions for different urban & rural conditions of India to strengthen the everyday life of people.

The Neighbour Builds

Location: Gallery Positiiv, Roo 21a
Time: exhibition opening 8 August at 18:00

Arvo Wichman // EE


Location: Gallery Positiiv, Roo 21a
Time: exhibition opening 9 September 18:00. Exhibition will stay open 09-14 September.

Kristel Schwede // EE

Kristel Schwede’s audience-engaging installation “Hereinafter” experiments with the consciousness of the viewer and the interpretation of information, taking a playful look at how different methods of presenting the same object affect the meaning of beauty. On the windowsill of the gallery are two boxes, one of which contains documentary photographs of basement windows in Tallinn’s wooden housing districts, while the other contains digitally rendered versions of the same photographs. Which are more beautiful? Visitors can take the photographs out of the boxes, sort them and arrange them on the windowsill, and then write in a sketch book which photographs they like best – those documenting real life or the manipulated prints. The exhibition will be open in Positiiv Gallery from 9 to 14 September 2019.

IDA Raadio

IDA Raadio (EE) is an independent online community radio based in the city centre of Tallinn, Estonia. In collaboration with TAB IDA will host several talk & music shows with the curators, architects and creators of TAB 2019. Programs to listen: Intro (about the happenings and events in TAB), IDA Folder (TAB presented personas choosing music), Meie Igapäevane Avalik Ruum (about large scale urban and architecturel questions).

Beauty is around

Location: Noblessner Shipyard
Time: 14 September at 19:30. Installation will be open 11-30 September.

Rikkert Paauw // NL

Collecting waste material and old furniture could be considered a design’s equivalent to found footage. It shows the identity of a city, a group of people, a community. With these local resources Rikkert Paauw will compose a spatial intervention for the duration of the Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2019 to show what was already there. This project will concentrate on the area in and near Noblessner in the northern part of Tallinn.

Alone in Four Walls

Location: Noblessner Main Square
Time: 11-15 September

u And. architects, Karoline Kurysheva, Liudmila Delarova // RU

“Alone in Four Walls” is a project aimed at breaking the internal limitations/boundaries of a person by means of contemplating and searching for new beauty around a conventionally defined space. It’s a place where a person can stay in solitude, expanding one’s internal boundaries and experiencing the world around anew. The installation – an arbor – has one single function – to (re)establish a connection between people and the environment by showing them that they are part of everything that exists and happens around them and that they always have the choice between actively-conscious and passively-unconscious modes of interaction with the world. The installation is inspired by a very common Russian prison tattoo, which shows that the prisoner spent a long time in solitary confinement: four points, symbolizing the four corners of the room and one point in the middle – the prisoner.
Photo: Tõnu Tunnel

Paradisiacal Samplings

Location: TAB Club
The exhibition will be open 11-15 September.

Despoina D. Zavraka // GR

with the support of LI (Landscape inventions Initiative) and councelling of Anastasios Tellios.

“Paradisiacal Samplings” is a recurring theme for architectural and landscape design studio-work, in the form of small scale structures experimenting on paradisiacal materialistic formations. Plaster, wax, gravel, plastic, paper, soap, seeds, leaves, soil, stone, metal, charcoal, oil are some of the materials that have been used to sample. It is an ongoing project that will be part of Tallinn Architecture Biennale’s Satellite events as an exhibition.

Mies. TV – Architecture backstage

Location: Estonian Academy of Arts
Time: Exhibition opening 11 September at 18:00. The exhibition will stay open until 29 September.
TAB special edition trailer screening at TAB outdoor cinema in Noblessner Shipyard, 14 September at 21:00.

Paula Brücke, Arian Lehner + Team // AT & international

Mies. TV is an international architecture-interview show by students, mediating for the first time this years’ TAB2019. They are discussing with the architecture-thinkers of today and the architects of tomorrow, in order to provide audio and visual content for a global audience. With the goal to initiate discussion on the topic, resolve understanding and reflect on how the role of an architect is changing.  The project is fueled by the enthusiasm of young, motivated students documenting their journey and experiences through the places of ideas – visiting architects in their offices, talking with them at their desks piled high with hard drives, books and empty coffee cups – and this time, their exhibitions in the biennale. Mies. TV will offer a video installation exhibition of their previous shows and a movie evening. Additionally to the exhibition, they will make a special show out of the TAB 2019 in collaboration with the local architecture students. 

13. Another Campo Marzio

Another Campo Marzio

Location: Telliskivi Creative City Keks Gallery, Telliskivi 60a/5
Time: Opening 12 September 18:00. Exhibition will stay open until 15 September.

Outpost Office (Ashley Bigham & Erik Herrmann) with Oliver Popadich // USA

Another Campo Marzio is an automated drawing apparatus celebrating the inherent beauty of useless machines. The installation uses a piece of mundane office equipment (a dot matrix printer) to produce infinite notations of imaginary cities. The machine re-animates existing material and offers new aesthetic experiences of architectural history through software. The printer continuously produces imaginary urban forms based on the original Campo Marzio dell’antica Roma by Piranesi. Piranesi’s etching of Rome is not objective or accurate, but a fantastical and beautiful fiction that architectural historian Manfredo Tafuri once termed a “useless machine.” In an era of computers that further automate our cities and lives, this installation follows suit, celebrating the beauty and joy possible through absurd uses of technology.  

The Activity Room

Location: TAB Club
Time: Exhibition will be open 11-15 September.

Mae Köömnemägi, Ljudmilla Georgieva ja EKA arhitektuuriteaduskonna tudengid // EE

We are increasingly living in a world where sedentary work and learning are the norm. We are facing serious global problems: low physical activity, obesity and a predominantly sedentary lifestyle. Among the root causes of these problems are social and environmental changes that support the emergence of a “sitting age”. The problem of physical inactivity can be alleviated by designing environments that invite people to move. But as the existing sports and activity spaces seem to lack aesthetic unity, the exhibition focuses on exciting architectural forms and visually appealing activity spaces. Activity Space was a workshop held at the Estonian Academy of Arts. It engaged in the practical study of the links between mobility and the built environment, creating visually intriguing objects that inspire movement. The exhibition brings together, in 3D-printed form, all the spatial visions and objects produced during the workshop.

Solid Meetings

Anni Zupping // EE
Video installation will be performed at TAB Gala 13.09 in Kultuurikatel.

Video installation and dance performance by Anni Zupping, a Tallinn based choreographer and dance artist. Anni has been previously inspired by the connection between body and objects. She likes to explore movement through inanimate things that invite bodies to make a move. She will now show the physical investigation on the human body and built environment clashes. The perspective on how a human being as a moving object is relating to a still object – a wall – and where are the limits of their meetings? The performance might make you want to see your own limits, it can scare with the raw brutalism but it can also make you think about and curate the space differently. Performers: Stella Kruusamägi ja Katrin Kubber.


Location: Põhjala Factory, Ankru 8
Exhibition: 14 September at 15:00-23:00

Opening: 15:00

Nils Koenning and Stephanie Neumann // DE

We believe that beauty is a combination and interplay of all human senses and is essential for the human body to perceive space and form memories. Having undergone different forms of utilisation and occupation, the Haus der Statistik (house of statistics) in central Berlin is a contemporary witness of a collective memory of transformation. The exhibition aims to overlay fragments of multisensory memories from the House of Statistics into the existing fabric of a space in Tallinn that is undergoing a similar process of transformation – enabling visitors to perceive the beauty of the place and its memory.

Children of the Avant-garde

Location: Telliskivi Outdoor Gallery, Telliskivi 60a
Exhibition: 10. September – 13. October

Opening: 12. September at 18:00, followed by a lecture at 19:00

Project Baltia // curator: Vladimir Frolov / project’s coordinator: Polina Mezhevich (Svetozarova) / participants: Stepan Liphart , Dmitry Tsyrenschikov, Pavel Kovalev, Andrey Voronov (ARCHATTACKA) / RU

The exhibition ‘Children of the Avant-garde’, curated by Vladimir Frolov and dedicated to composer Oleg Karavaychuk was first shown from September 2nd-16th 2016 at MOBAHAUS, the Swiss techno-park in St Petersburg. The general idea of the exhibition was to show the dependence of the new society, mainly young people of 2010s with their smart consumerist culture on the ‘ancient’ heritage of ‘parents’ – the great creators of 1920s. The figure of composer Oleg Karavaychuk, this enfant terrible of Russian postmodern music, who passed away in 2016, played a role of a connecting point between the the generations of ‘creators’ and ‘users’. At the same time, artworks at the exhibition show in various ways a gap between the epochs, and a certain devaluation of cultural production of the present, which still depends on the achievements past. The version of the project to be displayed in Tallinn continues the same discussion, but concentrates of works of three artists: photographer Dmitry Tsyrenschikov and designer and visual artist Andrey Liublinskiy.