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Event no.
F1
Date & Time
Sat, 28 Sep
10am - 1pm
Location
The URA Centre,
White Room
45 Maxwell Rd,
Singapore 069118
Organised by
IAI Singapura
Admission
Free
Ticket
Indonesian Architecture at The Crossroad of Making:
A Roundtable Discussion
Making in Indonesian architecture is synonymous with traditional crafts and associated with words like handmade, slow-made and artisanal – terms that are the seeming opposite of what modernity requires: efficiency, digitization, and mass-scaling.

How do architects respond and wrestle with the tension between the two? Is there a happy middle ground, and if so, what does that look like?

This roundtable discussion aims to discuss these questions and cast light on the creative tensions involved in craft-making with emerging Indonesian makers and architects.
Event no.
F2
Date & Time
Sat, 28 Sep
2.30pm – 5.30pm
Location
The URA Centre
45 Maxwell Rd,
Singapore 069118
Organised by
Razvan Ghilic-Micu,
Jia Xin Chum &
Ronald Lim
Admission
Free
Ticket
Machining Touch: Artisans & Fabricators
Also Under Digital
Traditional notions of craft imply an intimate connection between the hand of the artisan and the delight we feel when using their handmade objects. Yet technological advances are undeniably reshaping the contemporary design landscape. Is substituting the human touch with robotic tools a loss of craft?

We invite experts who have honed their skills in making objects that are meant to be touched, and spaces that are crafted with machined precision, to discuss challenges and innovations in the realm of design.

Speakers
Artisans: Nathan Yong, Ong Ker-Shing, Matthijs Rikken, Justin Lim
Fabricators: Asami Takahashi, Jason Lim, Emily Sim, Michael Budig
Event no.
F3
Date & Time
Tue, 1 Oct
6.30pm - 8.30pm
Location
NUS Baba House
157 Neil Rd,
Singapore 088883
Organised by
National University
of Singapore (NUS) &
Architectural Heritage
Season, URA
Website
Admission
Free
Ticket
Why Lime Matters in Built Heritage Conservation
Singapore’s rich and varied heritage consists of many historic buildings and sites. For them to remain meaningful and useful to future generations, the present generation must safeguard its building fabric to preserve historical narratives. This sharing will cover the relevance of lime in historic buildings, and why this cost-effective and traditional method is superior to other treatments. It is organised in conjunction with the Architectural Heritage Season, an initiative by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). Held annually, it celebrates built heritage and well-restored buildings; cultivates the community and raises awareness for URA’s conservation work.
Event no.
F4
Date & Time
Wed, 2 Oct
3pm - 5.30pm
Location
The URA Centre,
White Room
45 Maxwell Rd,
Singapore 069118
Organised by
SP x Produce
Lectures by
Dr Faris Hajamaideen,
Dr Choo Thian Siong,
Faizan Shah &
Pan Yicheng
Moderated by
Asst Prof
Michael Budig
Admission
Free
Ticket
Digital Craft
What is digital craft in an era where digital fabrication threatens to take over the hands of the craftsman and his analogue tools? If we define a craftsman as a person that skilfully uses the tools of his trade to produce craft, digital craft is then the skilful and sensitive use of digital tools in the process of making. How does digital craft affect the traditional way in which we create humanistic and experiential places? This series of lectures present the idea of digital craft and posit ways in which analogue and digital tools can complement each other in the crafting of our habitable spaces.
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Event no.
F5
Date & Time
Sat, 5 Oct
2.30pm - 5.30pm
Location
HASSELL Studio
33 Tras St, #02-01,
Singapore 078973
Organised by
Razvan Ghilic-Micu,
Jia Xin Chum &
Ronald Lim
Admission
Free
Ticket
Assembling Narratives: Visionaries and Architects
Also Under Time
Turning everyday spaces into memorable places is a craft. Through a series of presentations and panel discussions, come and rediscover the role of storytelling in the designing of spaces, and reframe the creative role of the Architect in relation to the contemporary state of our discipline in Southeast Asia.

Visionaries:  Matthew Shang, Leonard Ng, Josh Comaroff, Sarah Ichioka
Architects:  Fiona Nixon, Wu Yen Yen, Randy Chan, Rene Tan, Jon Quek
Event no.
F6
Date & Time
Sat, 5 Oct
2.30pm - 5.30pm
Location
The URA Centre
45 Maxwell Rd,
Singapore 069118
Organised by
SMAP
Admission
Free
Ticket
SMAP Why Architect?
Architecture is a rich, diverse field that demands an architect to straddle scales of practice from the role of Artisan to theAnthropologist. This forum explores how one may embrace notions of craft and heritage in the design of buildings.

Join this series of talks by small and medium-sized architecture practices as they reveal how their role successfully integrates regulatory and statutory duties as part of the methodology within their design approaches, in keeping craft and heritage alive.
Event no.
F7
Date & Time
Sun, 6 Oct
2pm - 6pm
Location
The URA Centre
45 Maxwell Rd,
Singapore 069118
Organised by
SIA Young Architects’
League (YAL)
Admission
Free
Ticket
YAT 2019: Time, Objects, Digital
In this second edition of Young Architects’ Talk (YAT) for Archifest 2019, we invited three groups of young architects to share their perspectives on Time, Objects, Digital seen through the lens of Craft at the festival grounds. Each panel will be followed by a Q&A session.The Young Architects’ Talk is a platform for architects below 45 to share their ideas and philosophies on architecture through past project explorations.