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Third edition of Tbilisi Architecture Biennial

October 8–29, 2022

The Tbilisi Architecture Biennial (TAB), now in its third year, begins on Saturday, October 8, and runs through October 29, 2022. The idea of temporality in urban and social life is the subject of the most recent theme research. The idea of temporality is put out as a junction of many conditional circumstances, using the recent history of Georgia as an illustration. Parallel studies of time, space, and the constructed environment form the foundation of the concept.

The Biennial brings together creatives, architects, urbanists, artists, academics, and opinion leaders from around the nation and around the world in the fields of architecture, urbanism, and critical dialogue. For three weeks, the event will take place throughout the city and feature a variety of exhibitions, installations, activities, workshops, film screenings, and discussions.

Sanatorium “Kartli” will host the third Tbilisi Architecture Biennial’s opening ceremony. Near the Tbilisi Sea and originally constructed as a sanatorium, “Kartli” is one of the finest specimens of Soviet architecture. For more than 30 years, it has served as a permanent home for Abkhazian refugees despite being built only as a temporary shelter. The process of finding the “Kartli” inhabitants a permanent home is still ongoing, hence they are currently experiencing frequent displacement.

The opening event was planned together with the residents of Kartli. We kindly ask you to please respect the privacy of the residents while visiting the event.

Some of the main participants of the Biennial will be Jean-Philippe Vassal, Anna Pashynska (, Emanuel Christ and Christoph Gantenbein. 

The full programme is available on Tbilisi Architecture Biennial´s website.


Tbilisi Architecture Biennial is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

Special thanks to Kartli Sanatorium residents and to everyone who has contributed significantly to making the TAB 2022 possible.
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