This place could be considered as the paper capital of Estonia as paper was produced here for almost 100 years. Today, the paper mill is no longer operational. The abandoned industrial buildings now offer an opportunity to re-discover the historic environment.

Kohila Paper Factory

Founded more than 120 years ago, the paper mill has been the heart of Kohila for a century. The factory produced various papers: three-colour wrapping paper, coloured caramel and album paper, wallpaper paper, several types of printing paper, butter paper, blue and white sugar paper, cigarette paper, coloured thread roll and tea paper, writing paper, booklets, coloured covers, etc.


The factory took good care of its employees by building a doctor's office, a telegraph station and a kindergarten. The workers also received a plot of land to maintain gardens and build animal sheds. There was also a laundry room and a laundry shed in community use. In 1910, the factory's new chimney was completed, which became a symbol of Kohila. In the paper factory, many generations were working until the mill was closed in 1999.

Work to be exhibited:

"EVERYONE HAS LIGHT IN THEM" Elina Simonen / Finland

The laundry room of Paper mill

The Kohila paper mill has a historic workers’ dwelling nearby, where the paper factory built a laundry room for workers uses in 19 century. We chose the laundry room for one of the pop-up exhibitions of the symposium. Within the symposium, we revitalize the laundry room and provide an opportunity to take a look at an installation inspired by the past.

Work to be exhibited:

"VASJA AND VERA"" Lilli Jahilo / Estonia

Tammiku manor

Tammiku manor and its surroundings (in Kose parish). The area is historically multi-layered and exceptional in terms of natural diversity. Wild nature, manor ruins, the Soviet era and modern times meet here. It is a place where the landscape provides various thoughts about the relationship between humans and nature.

Surroundings of the stone granary of Tammiku manor

Tammiku manor separated from Tuhala manor in 1600. The main building of the manor was burnt down during the unrest of the1905 Russian Revolution. The owner of the manor rebuilt the manor house and rented out the land as well as the buildings. During the Soviet time the manor was used as living quarters, housing two apartments. The house was left empty in the end on 1950s and fell apart very fast. Only the ruins of the perimeter of the manor remain until today.

In the stone granary there used to be the kitchen of the manor. During the Soviet time the territory was occupied by the forest management district and the granary was used to store the technical equipment of the forest district. There is a well preserved basement in the building. The walls are in danger of collapse.

Works to be exhibited:

"THREAD WITH NO NAME" Villem Jahu, Triinu Jürves, Kaarel Kütas / Estonia


"CONNECTIONS 440" Group "People looking at the sea" Villu Plink, Indrek Mikk, Kristjan Sisa, Margit Mikk/ Estonia 

Bosky gravel pit close to the ruins of Tammiku manor

During the Soviet time it was planned to build a direct road from Tammiku manor to Nabala. A smaller version of the road was built in the 1970s. However, the gravel pit, which had the potential to grow into a limestone quarry, did not do so because of the proximity of the Soviet military missile base.

Work to be exhibited:

"EGG" Ansis Dobičins, Liva Blumfelde / Latvia

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