Early Bird deadline: 01. August 2019
Final Deadline: 01. September 2019
Link to register: https://forms.gle/YmMktVvnFB88qQqbA
Urbiquity Urban Lab 2019 is a 6-day programme of walks and talks, practice and theory, focusing on the complex urban environment that characterizes contemporary Tallinn on the example of Kopli street. Stretching from Telliskivi to the Kopli peninsula, the street illustrates both the history as well as contemporary urban issues of Tallinn and the process of gentrification. The Urban Lab is part of the TAB. Tallinn Architecture Biennale. Tallinna… satellite programme.
The programme is carried out by local and international urban experts and will culminate in an exhibition of all the resulting projects. The Urban Lab is aimed at artists, architects, sociologists, anthropologists and anyone doing research around the urban environment and interested in employing creative methodologies in doing critical urbanism. The Urban Lab creates experiences where urbanists from around the world can learn from and add to the local urban discourse. By learning about the urban struggles facing the city that derive from their specific geopolitical context, the participants will create new projects around the central theme – the one street approach.
The street is conductive urban element; a line passing through the various contexts of the city. Streets are the arteries through which goods and people can pass, but they are also the field for social life. As a result streets enable mobility, but are in motion themselves – shifting in desirability, identity and function. By choosing a sample size – one street – and having a limited duration for study – one week – individual participants unconsciously form a collective research practice. When conducting a comparative study of the research aims and methodologies of each participant, key sites and concerns emerge which provide a critical enquiry to the street as a whole.
The Urban Lab is conducted fully in English.
Urbiquity consists of Stefano Carnelli (IT), Pablo Conejo (ES) & Mattias Malk (EE).