Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2022 | solnature


Imagining a circular architecture capable of generating its own resources and self-decomposing, going as far as the unusual juxtaposition of food and architecture: this is the interesting reflection offered by the theme of the 6th edition of the Tallinn Architecture Biennale, which opened to the public on September 7 in the capital of Estonia. Until November 20, the Estonian Center of Architecture and other places in the city will host the Biennale organized by Lydia Kallipoliti and Areti Markopoulouin collaboration with a local consultant Ivan Sergeyev and curatorial assistant Sonia Sobrino Ralston. The intention of the curators is to question the extractive, consuming and contaminating nature of the built environment and therefore of the discipline in general, by asking whether it is possible to imagine an architecture that produces resources, digests its own waste and self-decomposes. The Biennale invites architects, designers and the public to reflect on the parallel between the discipline – and its cities and buildings – and the natural metabolic processes that allow organisms to grow, maintain their structure and respond to the stresses of the environment. external environment.
The curatorial exhibition entitled “Edible», presenting a selection of projects organized into five thematic groups is particularly representative of this concept. The first of these themes, Metabolic home consists of seven installations illustrating how food-related metabolic processes are linked to everyday domestic spaces and activities. From the brick to the ground showcases edible, recycled, productive and compostable building blocks and prototypes. Food and geopolitics explores issues of global significance regarding mass migration and food supply in harsh environmental conditions and conflict zones. The archeology of architecture and food systems presents an archive of radical projects designed by architects and artists throughout the 20th century. Finally, the Future food business thematic group focuses on visionary projects and manifestos that explore how, in an era of increasing urbanization, architecture can play an important role in solving the problem of alienation between people and food sourness.
Besides the curatorial exhibition, the Tallinn Biennale includes four other main events (a symposium, the Vision competition exhibition, an installation program and an exhibition of international schools of architecture), as well as a satellite program including a wide range of exhibitions, concerts and family shows. events.

(Agnes Bifulco)

Images courtesy of Tallinn Architecture Biennale – TAB 2022

“Edible; Or, The Architecture of Metabolism” Tallinn Architecture Biennale – TAB 2022 https://2022.tab.ee/

Dates: September 7 – November 20, 2022
Chief curators: Lydia Kallipoliti (Greece/USA), Areti Markopoulou (Greece/Spain)
Local councillor: Ivan Sergejev (Estonia)
Assistant Commissioner: Sonia Sobrino Ralston (USA)
Production: Eve Arpo, Anna Lindpere, Anu Lill (Estonian Center for Architecture)
Production of the curatorial exhibition: Ronja Soopan
Installation Project Manager: Kati Valbet
Graphic design: Stuudio Stuudio (Mikk Heinsoo)
Exhibition design: studio kse (Sofia Krimizi & Kyriakos Kyriakou)
Catalog editor: Zulaikha Ayub

Captions and Credits

01 – 03 Architecture of Metabolism – Building infrastructures that produce resources and digest waste ©TAB 2022 curatorial team
02 TAB 2022 trailer
04 From waste to matter – Waste as building material ©TAB 2022 curatorial team
05 Edible facades – Wall panels made from organic waste ©TAB 2022 curatorial team
06 Transspecies Kitchen by Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation with M-Marble Project Stones from the Transspecies Kitchen ©Office for Political Innovation
07 The Friendship WC by Caroline O’Donnell (Ecological Action Lab) Model of the Shishi Odoshi modules ©Ecological Action Lab
08 Eat Me, Build Me by Sharon Yavo Ayalon and Lola Ben-Alon Using traditional adobe molds for the brick making process ©Sharon Yavo Ayalon & Lola Ben-Alon
09 Yfaloid by Iason Pantazis and Evangelos Pantazis (Topotheque Design Research Studio) In situ artificial reef prototype segment ©Topotheque Design Research Studio
10 Tallinn Bird Factory aviary, capable of holding 6,000 chickens (1966). Haapsalu and Lääne County Museums Foundation. ©Tallinn Bird Factory, which can hold 6,000 chickens., HM F 118: 283 Ff, Haapsalu and Lääne County Museums Foundation
11 Laboratory of the Kurtna Experimental Poultry Station (1960-1970) ©Kurtna Linnukasvatuse Katsejaam. Laboratories, EPM FP 290:23, Eesti Maaelumuuseumid SA, Eesti Põllumajandusmuuseum
12 Reinu Farm Kitchen ©Reinu talu köök, ERM Fk 2906:571, Eesti Rahva Muuseum
13 Pärnu Nature House Greenhouse (2013), collected during the Kodumaa Image Contest (2015) © Pärnu Nature House Greenhouse, ERM Fk 2991: 139, National Museum of Estonia
14 Synthetic Crystalliedron by Claudia Pasquero and Marco Poletto (ecoLogicStudio) Rendering of synthetic Crystalliedron ©ecoLogicStudio
15 Interface organism by Siim Karro (Myceen) Interface organism rendering ©Myceen
16 RootSkin: Ground to Ground by Chiara Farinea Detail of the RootSkin membrane ©Advanced Architecture Group (AAG)
17 Black Almanac by Philip Maughan and Andrea Provenzano Cooking with information ©Philip Maughan and Andrea Provenzano
18 FATCONOMY: Of Material & Labor by Robert Charles Johnson Photo from the film “Of Material & Labour”. Cooper’s big rig, a refurbished kebab machine © Directed, produced, written and co-edited by Robert Charles Johnson. Photography and co-editing by Jan Stöckel
19 Sowing Worlds by Rania Ghosn and El Hadi Jazairy (DESIGN EARTH) Drawing “LifeStock” ©DESIGN EARTH Sowing Worlds team
20 Design for Teardown by Dillon Pranger, Marlee Barnes, Molly (Meng) Ma, Maxwell Rodencal
21 Material Stories by Alicia Lazzaroni and Antonio Bernacchi (Animali Domestici), Jakob Sieder-Semlitsch and Lynn Hyun Kieffer
22 DIY Hemp by Hannah Segerkrantz ph ©Ringo Gomez Jorge


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