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Tallinn Music Week Review: Forbes


It is hard to comprehend the speed at which the creative economy is transforming parts of the Estonian capital, Tallinn.

Jaanus Juss is the Managing Partner at Arcis Partners and Founder and CEO of the Telliskivi Creative City district, now the hippest part of the city. He shows me around the area, explaining that just a decade ago Telliskivi (which translates as “brick”) was a collection of abandoned industrial properties. “These buildings had been deserted for 30 years. There were trees growing inside the empty shells, it was a no-go zone.” The picture today could not be more different, the energy is reminiscent of London’s Hoxton in the mid 90s, before its initial wave of regeneration morphed into gentrification.

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