Unfinished City

Estonian Academy of Arts Faculty of Architecture alsongside Kapitel have joined forces on a research program entitled The Unfinished City. Invited researchers and specialists alongside faculty members, researcher fellows and doctoral students will look into the spatial scenarios and visions for future urban developments exemplified on Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. The research project is accompanied by workshops, lectures and public presentations. The final conclusions are drawn in a a public exhibition in Estonian Museum of Architecture in the beginning of 2021, alongside the final conference and a book on the research.

The research focuses on six major topics throughout six academic semesters:

1. semester – Planning practices

2. semester – Lasnamäe modernist district

3. semester – Green and Blue networks

4. semester – Centers 

5. semester – Calculated City 

6. semester – Tallinn 2050

Estonian Academy of Arts Faculty of Architecture research project THE UNFINISHED CITY is made possible through the partnership with Kapitel (former E.L.L Real Estate) and in close collaboration with Tallinn City.

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Tour by curator Johan Tali at the City Unfinished exhibition to take place on 13 February.

Join us for a tour of the “City Unfinished” exhibition at the Estonian Museum of Architecture on Saturday, 13 February at 2 pm. The tour will be in Estonian and led by the curator of the exhibition, a doctoral student of the Estonian Academy of ...

Exhibition “City Unfinished” opens at the Museum of Architecture

At the Estonian Museum of Architecture, a new exhibition titled ‘City Unfinished. Urban Visions of Tallinn’ invites the audience to explore Estonia’s capital ...

Research project “Unfinished City” at the university cooperation festival “Healthy Cities”

On Thursday, November 19, 2020, the universities’ cooperation festival “Healthy Cities” took place, bringing together urban researchers, researchers and entrepreneurs. At the conference, Johan Tali, architect and doctoral ...

Session of the research project “Unfinished City” at the Tartu Planning Conference

AVAILABLE ON VIDEO: On November 5, 2020, the Tartu Planning Conference was held in Tartu, with a special session on the topics of the joint research project “Unfinished City” of EKA and the City of Tallinn. Due to this year’s ...

VIDEO: Research project “Unfinished City” at the Tallinn Vision Conference 2020

The 2020 Tallinn Vision Conference “A Smart City Will Never Be Done” took place from 3 to 5 November as a three-day digital conference. Each day had a different theme: “Urban Architecture and Urban Planning”, “Smart City: Smart ...

5th Semester Presentation – Uncalced City

PRESENTATION VIDEO: Take a look at the public presentation of the results of the 5th semester of the Unfinished City research project at the Estonian Academy of Arts. Heads of the research group for this semester Renee Puusepp,  Damiano Cerrone ...

Presentation of the research project “Unfinished City”. Tallinn 2050. Tallinn’s borders.

On Friday, February 14, from 3 pm to 5 pm, the presentation of the results of the most recent semester of the research project "Unfinished City" will take place in the atrium space of the 4th floor of EKA. The last semester of ...

EKA presents research results: Could data be used to build a better Tallinn?

On Friday, June 21, starting at 9.30, the Estonian Academy of Arts will present another stage of the research project focusing on Tallinn's urban future scenarios. This time, the focus of the research was on the use of computational ...

Unfinished City – 4th semester – Centers

PRESENTATION VIDEO: Take a look at the public presentation of the results of the 4th semester of the Unfinished City research project at the Estonian Academy of Arts. This semester's research was conducted by architecture office KAVAKAVA (Siiri ...

Unfinished City – 3rd semester – Blue and Green Networks

A recording of the results of the 3rd semester of the Unfinished City research project and the presentation of the topic from the presentation at the Estonian Museum of Architecture is available for review. This semester, Katrin Koov, Johan ...

Unfinished City, online version of the 2nd semester research

Unfinished City's 2nd semester research is now available for reading and downloading online. At this stage, the work has ...

INVITATION: UNFINISHED CITY- STAGE 2 SUMMARY AND PRESENTATION LASNAMÄGI

On January 25 2018, at 3 pm, a summary and presentation of the work of the 2nd stage of the EKA research project Unfinished City will take place at the Museum of Architecture. Everyone is are welcome! At this stage, our ...

CITY UNFINISHED: International Conference in City Planning

CITY UNFINISHED: International Conference in City Planning30th August 2017, Kanuti Gildi SAAL (Pikk 20, Tallinn)Every decision has a spatial dimension, an impact ...

1. Semester: A Crash Course in Planning Practices

We have undertaken an ambitious task. To clarify in a short period of time how a city is planned. Which parties use what kind of instruments to make decisions concerning Tallinn? And as if the task itself wasn’t complex enough, we have also ...