TYPA ResidencyArtist in residence

TAiR artist in residence Bita Razavi will open the doors of her studio to public for the first time on Thursday the 25th at 7pm and will talk about her project Raua 16.

Come to Raua 16a-3 to share your experience and stories of renovation and hear others’ over a glass of wine.

Raua 16 studies the materials and methods used for renovation and interior design in relation to the recent history of the region. Razavi peels an empty and partly renovated apartment in Tartu to excavate different layers of its renovation. Her ongoing renovating project may appear a mundane task but what sets her construction apart is her fascination and scrutiny of the various materials used to renovate homes over years of changing economic and political situations in Baltic area. The materials used to insulate and repair the house during the Soviet era have been preserved and collected as if conducting an anthropological research.; the invisible materials which many people in Estonia and Latvia still live amongst.

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Bita Razavi is in Tartu as part of the Tartu Artist in Residence program. The TAiR program is implemented by the Estonian Print and Paper Museum and financed by the City of Tartu and Estonia’s Cultural Endowment. For more information about the project and future artists, visit

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