Locations: Estonia. Tallinn, Lasnamäe. Year: 2119

The Utopian Tick

Exhibit in Tallinn Architecture Biennale TAB2019 curatorial exhibition “Beauty Matters” in Arhitektuurimuuseum

Curator/designer: Yael Reisner
Coauthors: KTA: Mihkel Tüür, Indrek Rünkla; Uku-Kristjan Küttis

Team: Marie Anette Veesaar, Eneli Kleeman, Mari Poom, Martin Varvas, Erlend Sild, Lauri Liivak

Builders: Stagecraft Oü, Katuse Profid Oü, Siim Tali

Tallinn, Estonia
Autumn 2019

The Utopian Tick is an exhibition project for the Tallinn Architectural Biennale 2019 under the curatorial title of Beauty Matters. Tick is an arachnid that latches upon warm-blooded animals. This parasite has attached itself to the beautiful modernist block. It is covered with sprayed insulation which has spread like an infection over the existing housing block. The installation is a happy reunion of at least 3 utopias - the utopia of modernist housing, the utopia of energy-efficient reconstruction and the utopia of vernacularity. The design machine could not be stopped until it had produced not only the spatial environment but also characters and a fictional plot. The imagery is an illustration set to accompany the installation, the exhibit and the narrative.

© Ott Kadarik