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Square! positively shrinking

  • TUE - SUN
    22/05 > 31/07
    11 am - 7 pm

    01/08 > 21/11
    10 am - 6 pm
  • Arsenale
  • Admission with ticket

Commissioner: Raul Järg, Director Estonian Centre for Architecture
Curators: Jiří Tintěra, Garri Raagmaa, Kalle Vellevoog, Martin Pedanik, Paulina Pähn
Exhibitors: Mari Rass, Ott Alver, Alvin Järving, Kaidi Põder, Helen Rebane, Egon Metusala, Kaie Kuldkepp, Liis Uustal, Vilve Enno, Gianfranco Franchi, Chiara Tesi, Rea Sepping; Siiri Vallner, Indrek Peil, Villem Tomiste; Häli-Ann Tooms, Mari-Liis Männik; Ülle Maiste, Diana Taalfeld, Anne Saarniit, Roomet Helbre, Taavi Kuningas; Risto Parve, Kai Süda; Liisa Hirsch, Patrick Tubin McGinley; Anna Hints, Joosep Matjus, Ants Tammik, Tushar Prakash, Urmas Reisberg, Kairid Laks

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The exhibition explores the role of highquality urban space in enhancing the future development perspective of depopulating small towns. It features activities to improve the urban environment with a focus on the redevelopment of central squares. Shrinking municipalities need to concentrate on their residents’ quality of life. The Great Public Spaces programme is a remarkable example of urban space intervention in shrinking urban areas. The aim of the programme: to revitalise the centres, main squares, and main streets in 15 Estonian towns by 2020 as a gift from architects to the Estonian state as it celebrates its 100th anniversary.

Biennale Sneak Peek

Image 1 – How will we live together?
A future way of living together could be in small self-sufficient towns with high-quality urban space. We explore how architects and planners can help with that.

Photo: Anna Hints


Image 2 – Sneak peek of the project
Square! positively shrinking​ explores the role of high-quality urban space in enhancing the future development perspective of small depopulating towns, focusing on the redevelopment of central squares.

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