The two day symposium will be one of the core events of the Tbilisi Architecture Biennial and will focus on the main topic of the biennial: Buildings Are Not Enough.

Indoor Exhibition

The former KGB building, an exceptional example of brutalist architecture of Gldani, will host the indoor exhibition of the Tbilisi Architecture Biennial.

Outdoor Exhibition

The outdoor exhibition space is spread along the main infrastructural axis of the neighborhood of Gldani. The location of the installations include two identical courtyards located along the axis and the front patio of the DKD Bridge Building.

Block 76

The nine-storey apartment block will be used as an exhibition space for the artists who will be involved in the Biennial. The neighbours will be involved in the entire event, opening their apartments to the public.

Film & Video

Local residents have transformed this non-finished swimming pool structure into self-made housing units. This altered space will be used for film screenings, photo exhibition and performances.

Photo Exhibition

The so-called DKD Bridge building in Gldani is one of the landmarks of the neighborhood. Inspired by the Ponte Vecchio the architect Teimuraz Bochorishvili sought to create a multifunctional pedestrian bridge connecting the two parts of the micro district.

DIY Garages – Student Workshop Exhibition

An exhibition of students’ works, organised by Urban Experiment Group. The exhibition will examine “the garage as potential public space”, exploiting the possibilities of adaptation and transformation of ‘home made’ informal garages within the neighbourhoods of Gldani, Saburtalo and Varketili.

Alternative Tour

This part of the Tbilisi Architecture Biennial will be dedicated to alternative tours in Gldani, which offers an opportunity of visiting different areas of the district.
Implemented together with TAB’s partner – GEoAIR, the alternative tour of Gldani will focus on the history of specific places within Gldani and their contemporary state. The processes behind them and their underlying details, which are even hardly noticed by locals. The tour will delve into sites of social and urban struggles, artistic and state interventions, personal stories, urban gossip and more.

Collateral Events

        • Industrial Pedagogical TECHNICUM [Exhibition]
        • ‘Material Differences of Singularity’ A Lecture By Nikoloz Japaridze
        • Boiler