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Architecture Biennale: Worth a visit not only in Venice, but also in Tallinn!

The Venice Architecture Biennale, which takes place every two years, is known worldwide among architects and people interested in architecture. It is one of the largest and most influential architecture exhibitions. POINTS f contact is also on site at this unique event and invites you to its meeting point during the opening week. Next date: May 2023. But Tallinn has also been hosting an architecture biennial since 2011, which is far less well-known but just as inspiring.

Curators Areti Markopoulou and Lydia Kallipoliti © Renee Altrov

Since September 7, 2022, visitors have been able to view this special exhibition, which is held this year for the sixth time. The Biennale in the Estonian capital Tallinn is curated by the architects Lydia Kallipoliti and Areti Markopoulou in cooperation with Ivan Sergeyev. Under the title "Edible; Or, The Architecture of Metabolism," they will explore the many connections between food, geopolitics, economics, ecology, and architecture.

Installation by Sille Pihlak and Siim Tuksam © Tõnu Tunnel
Curatorial Exhibition © Tõnu Tunnel

The focus is on the Biennale's main exhibition, which is divided into five thematic areas and focuses on the creation of CO2-neutral architectures. One of these areas is "Metabolic Home," which links human and food metabolic processes to domestic spaces in seven installations. "From Brick to Soil" also features prototypes of edible, recycled, and compostable building materials, while "Food and Geolpolitics" addresses mass migration and food supply in conflict zones. In the section "The Archaeology of Architecture and Food Systems," visitors can also expect radical projects by 20th-century architects and artists that link the themes of food and architecture. The final area, "Future Food Deal," is also worth a visit, with a library of handbooks, cookbooks and visionary drawings.

Until 31. October 2022, the Tallinn Architcture Biennale can still be visited!

© Evert Palmets
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