IAAC Faculty Claudia Pasquero Appointed Curator of the Tallinn Biennale

Curated by IAAC MAA Faculty Claudia Pasquero, the 2017 Tallinn Biennale bioTallinn aims to challenge typical assumptions of what constitutes the boundary between Natural and Artificial realms. Rather than considering nature as a balanced system, that is perturbed and derailed by human action, bioTallinn assumes that there is no nature.

It declares that ecosystems themselves are the product of an accumulation of catastrophic events, that give origin to new dynamic equilibria. bio-Tallinn presents a radical revision of the contemporary Urbansphere by suggesting novel terms for its co-evolution with the Biosphere.

The convergence of biotechnology and information technology applied to landscape and urban design is considered by many pioneers as one of the most promising future developments for our society. TAB 2017 will provide a showcase for the most interesting emergent actors in the field.

TAB 2017 will also offer a platform for young architects and designers to test innovative methods of building with nature; i.e. how to harvest the morphogenetic potential of natural system to construct inhabitable urban landscapes. This section will include issues of constructability, embodied energy and ecologic footprint, all re-described in systemic terms as part of novel bio-mechanical prototypes, objects and products.

Tallinn Architecture Biennale
Tallinna Arhitektuuribiennaal