Architecture : from the Estonian National Museum to “Reinventing Paris”

Tallinn

February 15, 2016 / February 29, 2016

Tallinn

On February 3, The Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, made public the selected contestants,as part of the architecture competition “Reinventing Paris”. Among them is Lina Ghotmeh and her team DGT Architects for the project “Feeding Massena”. This partnership was founded in Paris in 2006 and gained an international reputation through its design of the Estonian National Museum, that will be inaugurated in September 29. 2016

 

The project in brief : all about food, from pitchfork to fork

“Feeding Massena” is a journey across food issues. This research center will bring to the public the most innovative experimentations as regards food and food supplies. “Feeding Massena” as a participative economy-based project is a unique place for sharing ideas and experiences. Inside a fertile and poetic environment, the public will daily explore the food production-consumption cycle. The projects fosters a practical experience of urban ecology through various aspects:

  • urban agriculture (sowing, researching, innovating)
  • educational workshops (harvesting, sharing, recycling)
  • interactive restaurant (cooking, informing, preserving, transforming)
  • market and hive (exchanging, developing)
  • Street art gallery (involving, displaying, questioning)
  • the black box (debating, transmitting, entertaining)
  • residencies for chefs, artists, scholars, inhabitants, to discover, experience and nurture

Inside this abounding and generous environment, « Feeding Massena » promotes a new kind of lifestyle, both humane and sustainable.

“Nuit Blanche”: all-night event at the French Institute

Tallinn

Important: this event is open to all adults (+18 years) who have at least an elementary level in French language (from the level A2) in order to participate in all our activities. Opening at 9pm, start of the activities at 9:30pm! The theme of this first Nuit Blanche ("White Night") organized...

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French photographer William Farges in Pärnu

September 2, 2018 - Pärnu

Every summer in Pärnu, the most famous resort town in Estonia, the Museum of New Art host an international nude art exhibition. Since 25 years, this exhibition focuses on the harmony of human body and soul. Each year, depending on the theme (expectations, dreams, aliens or something else) all...

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Exhibition

A school curriculum in French in Tallinn starting September 2018

The Tallinn European School (TES) opens a French section in addition to its already existing English section. Here is everything you need to know: The French section opens in September 2018 It includes Nursery and Primary levels (Secondary levels will be opened in the following years) At...

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13th Baltic Triennial in Tallinn from June 29

The Baltic Trennial is the biggest regional festival for contemporary art, with artists from all over Europe. This year, for this first time since its creation in 1979, the Triennial will be organized in all Baltic countries as 3 different exhibitions will be displayed successively in Vilnius,...

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French-Estonian author Katrina Kalda at HeadRead festival in Tallinn

May 25, 2018 - Tallinn

Born in 1980 in Estonia, Katrina Kalda arrived in France at the age of 10. Since 2010, she published 3 novels in French for Gallimard editions (Un roman estonien in 2010, Arithmétique des dieux in 2013, Le pays où les arbres n'ont pas d'ombre in 2016). Her works explore the relations between...

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Chansons for children – learn French through singing

April 12, 2018 - Tallinn

The most productive time to learn a new language is from the time of birth to the age of 5-10. At this time, children have the possibility to learn another language quickly and without an accent. Therefore, learning a new language earlier will give you a very important advantage. In these classes,...

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Our MOOCs to learn French are coming in 2018

March 1, 2018

Faithful to its ambition to innovate and promote the French language, the French Instiute in Estonia will launch MOOCs in 2018 to learn French. It will become the first institution in Estonia to offer MOOCs as a solution for foreign language learning. Our MOOCs will not replace traditional classes...

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