The Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2019 (TAB 2019) (, is calling on architects, artists, urban designers and curious professionals from other fields to take part in itsSatellite Programme. The initiative offers an unmissable opportunity to showcase exhibitions and creative ideas at various locations in the heart of Tallinn during the event’s next edition (September 11th – November 17th, 2019).

Ideas can be presented in the form of an exhibition, an installation, a workshop, a performance such as a music or a dance piece, or even as an excursion connected to this year’s Biennale theme “Beauty Matters: the Resurgence of Beauty” curated by architect and researcher Dr. Yael Reisner.

The TAB 2019 Satellite Programme is curated by young Estonian architect Kirke Päss, who teaches at the Tallinn Architecture School and at the Open Academy of the Estonian Academy of Arts, and who is part of the team organizing the European Architecture Students Assembly EASA in Estonia, in 2020.

“Attention is focused on the influence of aesthetics in architecture and spatial design/thinking. Through the TAB 2019 Satellite Programme, we seek to discuss beauty from different perspectives, exploring controversial views, and achieving aesthetical satisfaction or even dissatisfaction. Let’s tickle the common sense of beauty!”, she asserts.

To showcase their work to TAB’s international audience and reach a wider public in Tallinn’s local scene, successful applicants will find different locations at their disposal, including public spaces, pedestrian tunnels, popular shopping centres, cafes and galleries in Tallinn city centre. Depending on the design and layout of the winning proposals, the TAB production team will support the research of the right venue.

Questions can be submitted via email to [email protected] by March 1st, 2019.
The TAB 2019 team accepts proposals until April 1st, 2019.
The selected proposals will be announced by May 1st, 2019.

The proposal must include:
 a name for the project / event
 a text that explains the connection with the Biennale’s topic “Beauty Matters: The Resurgence of Beauty”. Max 400 words on one A4 page.
– depending on the medium, a visual of the arrangement of the proposal that would show how the proposal would affect the space – schemes, plans, sections.
– a list of equipment and materials used in the proposal.

– a free of charge exhibition space for up to one month, depending on the location.
– an opening of the exhibition during TAB Opening Week (September 11th–15th, 2019).
– promotion and international communication as part of the TAB Satellite Programme through TAB’s official and additional marketing channels.

NB: The creators of the works are responsible for setting up and deconstructing the exhibition. TAB can find volunteers to support the set-up with clear instructions. All this must be planned beforehand and presented with the concept.

Questions can be submitted via email to [email protected] by no later than March 1st, 2019.


For more information, please visit TAB 2019 website: