Tallinn in 2011
Cafe Babel has an article about Tallinn’s plans as European Cultural Capital in 2011.
The project is entitled “Tallinn: Everlasting Fairytale,” and the impressive program is available online as a pdf.
This is a bit concerning though:
The EU is a bit stingy – they are donating a mere 1.5 million euros, but the planned budget costs over 17 million euros. But prestige indicates that the title of a ‘cultural capital’ alone means development and progress.
Tallinn is an amazing city, and it sounds like a lot of interesting things are happening:
Many projects follow the trend of injecting modernity in what’s already existing. The entire coastal region, pure factory ground, which wasn’t accessible during the Soviet time, is being developed into a ‘culture mile’; a dark Zukünftige Kulturfabrik power and heat supply station. In 1979 it was the scene of Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker, and will be transformed into a modern culture factory.