The two day symposium was one of the core events of the Tbilisi Architecture Biennial and focused on the main topic of the biennial: Buildings Are Not Enough.
The former KGB building, an exceptional example of brutalist architecture of Gldani, hosted the indoor exhibition of the Tbilisi Architecture Biennial.
The outdoor exhibition space was spread along the main infrastructural axis of the neighborhood of Gldani. The location of the installations included two identical courtyards located along the axis and the front patio of the DKD Bridge Building.
The nine-storey apartment block was used as an exhibition space for the artists who were involved in the Biennial. The neighbours were involved in the entire event, opening their apartments to the public.
Local residents had transformed this non-finished swimming pool structure into self-made housing units. This altered space was used for film screenings, photo exhibition and performances.
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.
An exhibition of students’ works, done during the workshop “GARAGE – potential public space” organised by Urban Experiment Group. The aim of the workshop was to rethink and reinvent garages and the public space fragmented by them in the context of Tbilisi: to rediscover the potential and offer new scenarios of development considering different locations and contexts in the city.
This part of the Tbilisi Architecture Biennial was 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 focused 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 delved into sites of social and urban struggles, artistic and state interventions, personal stories, urban gossip and more.