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24. - 25. Feb

VARES Opening weekend

14:00 - 19:00

Valga parish | VARES Arhitektuuriresidentuur

  • Exhibition/museum



VARES architecture residency is opening it's door to the public for the first time and presents their first resident Alastair Howard.

VARES is an emerging international interdisciplinary residency for spatial practice, whose main task is to seek, find and create alternative spatial practices that are not based on market logic, but rather on the desire to create spaces and places that enrich everyday life, empower the local community and town of Valga.

VARES is interested in finding ways to practice slow architecture, critically rethinking the discipline of architecture, learning and resurrecting vernacular and traditional crafts, gathering old and used materials and creating a place for lifelong learning for architects and spatial artists.

Our first resident, Alastair is an architectural designer from Manchester, UK. Having worked at architecture and engineering firms in New York and London, his practice is aimed at breaking out of the professional silos that constitute the production of our built environment.

You can come and see the exhibition “Living Space” displaying Alastair’s inventions on February 24 and 25.

VARES Architecture residency is a part of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 main programme.


  • Partially accessible for people with reduced mobility
  • Partially accessible for the hearing impaired
  • Partially accessible for people with intellectual disabilities
  • Family friendly with a toddler
  • Visitors with well-behaved pets


VARES Arhitektuuriresidentuur


Uus 35, Valga, Valga maakond, Eesti

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