TAB 2019

TAB Conference Programme: “Space and Digital Reality”

Space and Digital Reality


Estonian Academy of Arts (Põhja pst 7)

On the 11th of September 2019, Estonian Academy of Arts will be hosting an international architecture conference Space and Digital Reality as part of the Tallinn Architecture Biennale TAB 2019 conference programme.

ONGOING: We are currently accepting abstracts of research papers to the conference, see timeline below!

Digital Reality is having a major impact on space and architecture. We ask the participants to 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, Antoine Picon and Roland Snooks.

March 15, 2019
Submission deadline for abstracts (max 300 words), via e-mail to

May 25, 2019
Decision of acceptance of abstracts

June 20, 2019
Final abstract submission for Pre‑Proceedings

September 11, 2019