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Strange Meetings Club #001: Chess at Parliament
strange meeting : game : chess
09 June, 2013 00:00 3:18 AM
part of project: Strange Meetings Club

In this first edition of the Strange Meetings Club, Justin Tyler Tate will host a chess tournament at 3:18hrs in front of the Estonian Parlimant Building/Riigikogu (Lossi plats 1a, 15165 Tallinn).

Chess is a game of reflection and analysis; so how does the proposed situation challenge the context of the site? How does the pre-modern function of chess relate to contemporary politics? Why are we meeting to play chess at 3:18hrs? These are the questions proposed as individuals will challenge each other in round after round until only one remains as the “Strange Meetings Club Chess Champion”.

Note: This is 3:18 AM Saturday night (technically, Sunday morning).