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TAB 2019 proudly reveals the schedule of symposium “Beauty Matters. Just Like Love, It’s Real”

The TAB Conference Programme unfolds with a one-day Conference “Space and Digital Reality” and a two-day Symposium “Beauty Matters. Just Like Love, It’s Real”, which aims to generate genuine interdisciplinary debates. The list of participants includes philosopher Graham Harman (USA), poetess Maria Lee (EST), mathematician Ron Aharoni (IL), Taylor Enoch (UK, Zeki’s Neuroesthetics LAB), amongst others.

The TAB symposium is a multidisciplinary event that includes architecture, neuroscience, neuroaesthetics, poetry, mathematics, augmented reality, virtual reality and digital technologies related to these fields. Its participants include both distinguished scholars and leading architects and designers. 

It aims to achieve stimulating interdisciplinary debate on the return of beauty. The Symposium’s 16 participants, will form 16 panels of different duos, to present and discuss why Beauty Matters today, how come it was dormant for some 80 years, and to reflect on new buds of beauty in architecture. They will also discuss the exhibits, both the exhibition Beauty Matters in the Museum’s main hall and the outdoor installations.

TAB 2019 – Symposium’s Schedule

 

Thursday 12th Sep.

 

10:00 – 10:30 Registration
10.30-10.45 – Raul Järg, Chairman of Estonian Centre for Architecture; Welcoming words

10.45-11.15 – Yael ReisnerBeauty Matters; The Resurgence of Beauty

11.15-11.45 – Taylor Enoch & Ron AharoniWhy Beauty Matters

 

Coffee break – 11.45-12.00

 

12.00-12.30 – Taylor Enoch & Graham HarmanNew Reasons for the Interest in Beauty

12.30-13.00 – Maria Lee & Ron AharoniThe Desire for Beauty

 

Lunch – 13.00-14.00

 

14.00-14.30 – Barnaby Gunning +Yael Reisner & soma architecture; Practice’s Retrospective; moderator Fleur Watson

14.30-15.00 – Kadri Kerge & soma architecture; The Exhibit; moderator Kaja Pae

 

Coffee break – 15.00-15.15

 

Beauty and VR / AR / MR experience in Architecture:

15.15 – 15.45 – Paula Strunden & Nathan and Jakob Tulve with Yael Reisner; The Exhibit

15.45 – 16.15 – Space Popular & Paula Strunden; Practice’s Retrospective

16.15 – 16.45 – Elena Manferdini & Soomeen Hahm and Igor Pantic; Practice’s Retrospective

16.45 – 17.15 – Elena Manferdini & Space Popular; The Exhibit

 

Friday 13th September 

 

10.00 – 10.45 – Installation Programme: the curator Gilles Retsin and the winners; moderator Martyn Hook

10:45 – 11:15 – Maria Lee and Taylor Enoch; On the Subjective Experience of Beauty and its Relevance

11.15 – 11.45 – Ron Aharoni & Graham Harman; The interest in Beauty Through History

 

Coffee break – 11.45-12.00

 

12.00- 13.00 – Keynote lecture, Graham Harman

 

Lunch – 13.00-14.00

 

Smart Home and Beauty:

14.00-14.30 – Kim Listmann with March Studio + Barnaby Gunning; moderator Kaja Pae

 

Coffee break – 14.30-14.45

 

Beauty Through the Lens of Habitation:

14.45 -15.15 – Sou Fujimoto & Barnaby Gunning + Yael Reisner; The Exhibit; moderator Martyn Hook

15.15 – 15.45 – Kadri Kerge & KTAIn the Context of Estonia; Practice’s Retrospective; moderator Kaja Pae

 

Coffee break 15.45 – 16.00

 

Beauty Through the Lens of Habitation:

16.00 -16.30 – KTA & March Studio; The Exhibit; moderator Fleur Watson

16.30—17.00 – March Studio & Sou Fujimoto; Practice’s Retrospective