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Kimmo Lintula: the dogmas have all been defeated

Saint Petersburg | 31.01.2016

The interviews with participants in the Days of Finnish Architecture in St Petersburg festival are published in the new (26th) issue of Project Baltia. Initially, we planned to have five guest speakers from Finland, but Kimmo Lintula of K2S bureau was unable to come. We therefore did not include his answers to our questions in the magazine, but publish them here in our blog, using this as an occasion to announce the next Days of Finnish Architecture, to be held this time in Moscow, in October 2016.

City of public spaces

Saint Petersburg | 14.08.2015

July 15th – August 2nd: Project Baltia held a series of educational events and the exhibition ‘AlterSPb: City of Public Spaces’ at the Hermitage Museum Youth Centre. Here we publish the curator’s manifesto from the exhibition.

Architecture of disintegration

Venice | 20.08.2014

In our blog we publish an essay by Vladimir Frolov on the 14th Biennale of Architecture in Venice. This essay kicks off the 22nd issue of Project Baltia. Purchasing the printed edition will give you the chance to read the most important texts (as chosen by our editorial board) from the catalogues for the Latvian, Russian, and Estonian pavilions at the Venice biennale (authors: Artis Zvirgzdins, Sonja D. Schmid, and Leonhard Lapin).

We need a Guggenheim and a good one

Helsinki | 15.07.2014

The long-awaited architectural competition for the new Guggenheim museum in Helsinki is now open. The organizer, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, expects more than 1000 entries from all over the world. The idea of building a Guggenheim museum on this site in the centre of Helsinki has proved controversial with experts and the general public alike, but the competition has every chance of producing an interesting result. This is what Panu Lehtovuori, the member of Project Baltia editorial board is absolutely sure about.

Deserted palace in the kingdom of the endless shed

Berlin | 17.02.2014

An exhibition entitled ‘Architecture in Cultural Strife’ has opened at the Museum of Architectural Drawing, in a building recently erected to a design by Sergei Tchoban and Sergey Kuznetsov in Berlin. The exhibition’s curator, Vladimir Sedov, uses works from the Tchoban Foundation’s collection to talk about the metamorphoses of Russian architecture in the first half of the 20th century. The focus of the cultural collision, according to Sedov, involves an intertwining of the fates – fates which were tragic to different degrees – of Neoclassicism and Constructivism.

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At a conference, taking place in Tallinn on April 21-22, architecture’s turn to nature and data will be explored from political and historical perspectives. Keynote speakers are Matthew Gandy and Douglas Spencer from the UK. The conference is organised by the
Faculty of Architecture, Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonia in cooperation with the Department of Geography, Cambridge University, UK. The event is open to the public.


On August 29th, as part of the ‘Space, Time, Architecture’ series, organized by Project Baltia and the ‘Novaya Gollandiya: Cultural Urbanization’ project, Finnish architect Marco Casagrande read a lecture entitled ‘Third-generation City’. On the following day he curated the 6th Diogenes’ Clausura. And while the participants of Clausura worked on their project, Project Baltia spoke to Marco about the benefits and harm caused by architecture in our time.