TAB 2019

Conference “Space and Digital Reality”

Tallinn Architecture Biennale TAB 2019 welcomes you to the international conference “Space and Digital Reality” at the Estonian Academy of Arts.

We believe that Digital Reality is having a major impact on space and architecture. The participants research, imagine and speculate about the future of architectural creation, urban development as well as design education.

The world economy and culture have entered the era of the Third Technological Revolution. This revolution is based on digital domain and rapid advances in computing algorithms and autonomous robotics. In 25 years it has totally changed the information, communication, entertainment and surveillance technologies – both in their form as well as content.

Thus, a totally new reality has emerged with its own sovereign essence, structure and will – the Digital Reality. It consists of informational and communicative networks, a complex hierarchy of computational algorithms and the meaning system of its projections on screen.

Within Digital Reality information can create, interpret, mutate and copy itself infinitely. It is increasingly difficult to keep the plentitude of information in the constraints of property rights, including the intellectual property rights. The Digital Reality with its possibilities has shaken the political and public institutions of Modernist liberal democracies.

The keynote speakers of the conference are Mario Carpo (UK), Antoine Picon  (USA) and Roland Snooks (AU).

Please have a look at the PROGRAMME.

The conference will take place on September 11 in the main building of Estonian Academy of Arts. The conference is free of charge, registration is open here. TAB pass that includes 2-day Symposium entrance, Curatorial Exhibition entrance, TAB catalogue, tote bag and Gala entrance can be purchased  here.

The conference is organized in collaboration with Enterprise Estonia and Estonian Academy of Arts.