Improvisation on Law and Space

Toomas Paaver

I have worked during my practice as a city architect, as a state government official, as a neighbourhood association activist, as an architect, urban planner and a teacher. All these activities aim at creating diversified and human-friendly public space.

The main general problem of spatial development in Estonia is the low willpower of public sector to create better public space following public interests. I believe that the regulatory system can be more successful when the architect's work in public sector is built up as an improvisation in which the space and the law complement each other in creative ways. My thesis hopes to lay basis for the education of public sector architects, offering essential knowledge and self-confidence for improvising