Wader brings together Baltic and Nordic subcultural scenes.


    Searching for the shape of symbiotic living

    The Estonian Academy of Arts, Faculty of Architecture has been running public guest speaker lecture series since 2011. One of the key speakers during the fall semester 2013 was Tor Inge Hjemdal who is a Norwegian architect and currently an editor and partner at CONDITIONS magazine.

    Future, food and other feasible utopias

    Walter Nicolino, a partner and architect at Carlo Ratti Associati (CRA), recently visited Tallinn to give a talk as part of the guest speaker lecture series at the Estonian Academy of Arts Faculty of Architecture. This posed an excellent opportunity to ask him a few questions, as his office is involved in design projects on various scales and on different continents, among them the 2500 square meter Future Food District in the heart of the Milan 2015 Expo site.

    City, Interrupted – Detroit

    Are there any solutions in sight for Detroit, cradle for the US automobile industry, today a majestic urban failure? “As Detroit Flounders, Its Art Scene Flourishes,” says a headline in the New York Times. Can arts propel economic development in Detroit, as it has to, for example, in Bilbao, Spain?

    Gallery: Protsessifestivaali in Helsinki

    „Process“ (prosessi in Finnish), an urban scape and street art festival centering around an international exhibition by the same name, took place in Suvilahti, Helsinki on June 12th. Notably, one of the main promoters and curators behind the festival was a fellow Estonian.

    Home in Berlin

    Who of us doesn’t have an emotional reaction when hearing the name Berlin? Oh, Berlin – the historic, tortured, but powerful city which today is one of the biggest magnets of culture in Europe, comparable to Paris, London or New York.

    Berlin, Zwischennutzung, gentrification and public participation

    The past decade has been characterized by a boom of urbanism. Buzzwords, such as ‘grass-root urban initiatives’, ‘participation’ and ‘creative districts’ have become hip, actual and important. Berlin is still often cited as an example of being cool, creative and livable – as if Berlin was implementing the heritage of Jane Jacobs directly in its urban development strategies.