9 September - 18 October 2015

9.09 - 18.10 2015











TAB 2015 Symposium


Kultuurikatel, Põhja pst 27a

From: 10.09.2015

To: 11.09.2015

The symposium is a two-day lively architectural discussion. Its lecture-based schedule boasts with practicing architects, urban planners, thinkers, etc. The colourful palette of concepts culminates at the end of the day with a roundtable discussion.

This year's TAB Symposium will take an interdisciplinary route, looking at the way space, technology and community intertwine in the context of the third industrial revolution. By bringing together opinion leaders from diverse fields to discuss the connections between spatial environment, economy, technology and the evolution of society, it will open a public debate about matters that will influence the daily lives of everyone living in the not-so-distant future: How will I move around? Where will energy come from? Where will we find resources to sustainably manage our communities, cities and states? The symposium will attempt to imagine the future of our spatial environment and the role of architecture and planning professionals in its creation. Detailed information about the topics and speakers is available here.

Symposium "Hyperlocal City"


DAY 1 (Thursday, September 10th, 2015)

09.00-09.45  Coffee and Registration

09.45-10.15  Opening Remarks
09.45-09.50  Raul Järg (Chairman, Estonian Centre of Architecture)
09.50-10.00  Marten Kaevats (TAB 2015 curator), Ivan Sergejev (Symposium curator)
10.00-10.15  Toomas Hendrik Ilves (President of Estonia)

10.15-13.00  Session 1 - "III / IV Industrial Revolution"
10.15-10.45  1. presentation: Prof. Carlo Ratti (Director, MIT SENSEable City Lab)
10.45-11.15  2. presentation: Seth Lackman (Country Manager for Estonia, Ericsson)
11.15-11.45  3. presentation: Edward Suzuki (Founder, Edward Suzuki Associates)
11.45-12.00  Coffee Break
12.00-13.00  Panel + Q&A: The above speakers + Ralf-Martin Soe, Raul Kalvo (moderated by: Ivan Sergejev)

13.00-14.00  Lunch & Networking

14.00-16.45  Session 2 - "Data"
14.00-14.30  1. presentation: Prof. Lev Manovich (Founder, Software Studies Initiative)
14.30-15.00  2. presentation: Jarmo Eskelinen (Director, European Network of Living Labs)
15.00-15.30  3. presentation: Steven Poole (Author, journalist)
15.30-15.45  Coffee Break
15.45-16.45  Panel + Q&A: The above speakers + Johanna Jõekalda, Jaan Priisalu (moderated by: Damiano Cerrone)

16.45-17.00  Wrap-up of Day 1

DAY 2 (Friday, September 11th, 2015)

09.00-10.00  Coffee and Registration

10.00-13.00  Session 3 - "Mobility"

10.00-10.30  1. presentation: Erki Kõiv (Account manager, Ericsson)
10.30-11.00  2. presentation: Dr. Aly Tawfik (Ass. professor, California State University, Fresno)
11.00-11.30  3. presentation: Steve Diskin (Architect, industrial designer, professor)
11.30-11.45  Coffee Break
11.45-13.00  Panel + Q&A: The above speakers + Toomas Haidak, Mari Jüssi (moderated by: Marten Kaevats)

13.00-14.00  Lunch & Networking

14.00-16.45  Session 4 - "Fabrication"
14.00-14.20  1. presentation: Salome Galjaard (Product and interaction designer, Arup)
14.20-14.40  2. presentation: Igor Siddiqui (Ass. professor, University of Texas, Austin)
14.40-15.00  3. presentation: Moritz Doerstelmann (Ph.D candidate, Stuttgart University)
15.00-15.20  4. presentation: Roland Snooks (Founder, Studio Roland Snooks / Kokkugia)
15.20-15.40  5. presentation: Raul Kalvo (Researcher, City Form Lab)
15.40-15.55  Coffee Break
15.55-16.45  Panel + Q&A: The above speakers (moderated by: Siim Tuksam)

16.45-17.00  Wrap-up of the Symposium

If You would prefer to print out/download the schedule, the PDF version is available here.

Entry with TAB pass or ticket at the door (one day €15, two days €25).

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