Tbilisi architecture biennial

Tbilisi, Georgia

22.10.20

Virtual Tour of Exhibiton


MUA’s team has initiated the Study of Industrial Heritage of Tbilisi and has been exploring the industrial sites of the city over the last few months. Motivation is derived from desire to explore non-visible resources of the city.


For the team studying and analyzing existing contexts, exploring the entire image of the Industrial heritage of Tbilisi, and raising awareness about revitalization for some special locations, is a long-term task.


In order to diversify research methods, the process has been conducted alongside with the representatives of different disciplines and institutions: photographer Angus Leadley Brown, curator and researcher Nini Palavandishvili, Nastia Sartania from the CES - Creative Education Studio and Indigo magazine.


By the end of October, the Exhibition of Tbilisi Industrial Heritage was held to showcase and summarize the findings of the first stage. The event was part of the Tbilisi Architecture Biennial 2020 - What Do We Have in Common. The chosen location for the exhibition - Artarea Gallery, is one of the positive examples of revitalized former industrial location.


Project team plans to conduct a series of lectures around the topic and a workshop about possible transformation of a selected location.


Project Director and Author: Natalia Nebieridze

Project coordinator and Co-Author: Tata Gachechiladze

Curator: Nini Palavandishvili

Photographer: Angus Leadley Brown

Sound: Nastia Sartania, CES


Project participants from the MUA team are: Ana Mardaleishvili, Keti Katcharava, Giga Kareli, Ucha Zgudadze and Lilu Dzimistarishvili.


Invited experts for the lectures are: Nini Palavandishvili, Irakli Jvania, Jesse Volger, Davit Bostanashvili, Alexander Chubinidze and Tamara Amashukeli.


Special thanks to: Marika Kvirkvelidze. Also, thanks to Nodar Kvanchiani for the contribution at the preliminary stage.


At the early stage of the project students of four higher education institutions: Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, Georgian Technical University, Ilia State University and Free University of Tbilisi participated in the research.   


The project Study of Industrial Heritage of Tbilisi is funded by Creative Georgia in the frames of the open call Support of the Creative Industries.


Media partners of the project are magazine Indigo and Community Radio Tbilisi.



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