Tbilisi Architecture Biennial 2018 is the first international architecture festival to take place in Georgia since the country regained its independence in 1991. Uniting Architects, scholars, designers and commentators, the 2018 event will focus on the subject “Buildings are not enough”,, seeking to study the transformational processes and newly reinvented living patterns of city dwellers. Alterations and adjustment made to architecture and the built environment in Tbilisi over the past 30 years have been undertaken by the city’s inhabitants to suit their changing needs: buildings have been transformed just as the lives of those who dwell within them have been transformed.
Tbilisi Architecture Biennial will bring together invited participants as well as those selected as a result of an open call. We will address two different aspects of the topic, and discuss “Buildings Are Not Enough” through analyzing lived and built spaces. The whole event will be built upon these topics and will deal with theoretical as well as practical approaches towards architectural informalities.
The biennial will consist of indoor and outdoor activities; including exhibitions, symposiums, public lectures, workshops, The biennial will consist of indoor and outdoor activities; including exhibitions, symposiums, public lectures, workshops, guided tours, film screenings, artistic performances, urban and architectural installations. Public artworks will be created: Landmarks that will become part of the open space of the Gldani neighborhood. We will generate a wider conversation around the topic and gather similar examples exploring the theme “Buildings Are Not Enough” within different contexts around the world