The Tbilisi Architecture Biennial – "Buildings are Not Enough"

"The Tbilisi Architecture Biennial – "Buildings are Not Enough""

Ukrainian organization-partner: "Mistodiya" NGO

Partners: LTD 42 GRADUSI (Georgia), DET KONGELIGE DANSKE KUNSTAKADEMIS SKOLER FOR ARKITEKTUR, DESIGN OG KONSERVERING (Denmark), I. KSNELASHVILI (Republic of Latvia), REALIZASOM - PRODUCAO AUDIO LDA (Portugal)

Budget: 313 117,49 euros (Creative Europe covers 60 %)


The overall goal of the proposed project is to encourage cultural and urban discourses in Georgia through establishing Buildings are Not Enough - Tbilisi Architecture Biennial (TAB) and initiating cultural events with this framework. The major topics of the first TAB in Georgia will underscore the importance of analyzing the issues of informal housing and urban informalities in order to comprehend the ideas behind self-made structures shaping the urban landscapes of Tbilisi. To this end, the project will bring together a number of local and foreign organizations and organize a one-week festival with different cultural activities, such as exhibitions, guided tours, installations, movie screenings, symposiums, etc. The festival will be preceded by the research of the issue and followed by dissemination activities, including single events in partner countries. Primary activities of the project will take place in Tbilisi and continue over the period of 17 months.