SIA Virtual Conference

28 - 30 Sep 2020

Architecture Saving OUR World - Our conference brings together speakers from all over the world to discuss some of the most pressing issues that we are facing in the architecture industry now. This year, in response to the global pandemic, we will be hosting a virtual conference and exploring three themes: Radical Indigenism, Design Empowerment and Empathic Intervention. These themes have been chosen with special attention to align with the specific expertise from our curated list of inspiring speakers.

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About

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Special Dialogue with Anna Heringer

*Limited Seats*  28 Sep / 7:00 - 8:15pm Singapore  time

How to Save OUR World while Running a Sustainable Architecture Practice

By Anna Heringer, Studio Anna Heringer | Germany

< DESI Training Center, Bangladesh by Studio Anna Heringer.

Photography: Naquib Hossain

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Conference themes

DAY ONE

28

September

3.00 - 6.00 pm

Singapore time

Radical Indigenism 

The CONTEXT of design

/ Local issues, indigenous culture, materiality, ecological sustainability 

 

Building on the term “Radical Indigenism” recently coined by environmentalist designer Julia Watson, the Conference starts with acknowledging the indigenous culture and local wisdom. How can architecture learn from the vernacular system, materiality and philosophy, to improve our environment and our lives? Focusing on the CONTEXT of design, discussion in this session will range from cultural heritage, traditional material, rural development, renewable energy, sustainable habitat, to human existentialism.

Moderator

Low Shi Ping

- Contributing Editor of design and architecture magazine d+a

- Director of content development consultancy LSP Communications

Speakers

DAY TWO

29

September

3.00 - 5.30 pm

Singapore time

DAY THREE

30

September

7.00 - 9.30 pm

Singapore time

Design Empowerment

The PROCESS of design 

/ Participatory, accessible, community engagement, social resilience 

 

The second session of the Conference will investigate the PROCESS of co-designing and co-working with communities. How can architects engage the local community through design and construction? And in the process, gaining deeper appreciation of the core value of the community that the architecture ultimately serve? Speakers in this session will share their unique methodology and experience in working with diverse communities, and discuss how architecture could be more collaborative, accessible, empowering, and resilient, whether in time of peace or crisis.

Moderator  

Dr. Ar. Lai Chee Kien

Speakers

Empathic Interventions 

The IMPACT of design 

Humanistic, purposeful, urbanistic, tactical, place-making, transformative

The new post-COVID world presents much more volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. Welcome to VUCA 2.0. How can we design buildings and cities more purposefully so that they can fight against climate change, natural disasters, health risks and future pandemic? The final session of the Conference will examine the IMPACT of architecture from the human level to the urban level, and discuss the meanings of impact, design ethics, and the inevitable trade-offs, while pushing architecture to the frontline of humanity and ecological wellness.

Moderator

Dr. Jeffery Chan Kok Hui

- Asst Prof, HASS, SUTD

Speakers

 

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Registration and Fees

3 day pass

(Not inclusive of Special Dialogue with Anna Heringer)

1 day pass

(Not inclusive of Special Dialogue with Anna Heringer)

* Limited seats *

Special Dialogue

with Anna Heringer

SIA member

S$155 S$ 80

S$ 35

S$ 35

Public

S$310 S$ 160

S$ 70

S$ 70

SIA student member

S$30 S$ 20

Minimum is a 3-day pass

Student

S$45 S$ 30

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