SIA Conference 2021

As with every year, the anchor highlight of Singapore's Archifest will be its returning Annual Conference. Set to take place virtually on Zoom over three days between Oct 12 and 14 October 2021, the conference will bring together globally acclaimed voices in the industry.

Among the design luminaries speaking, you can expect to hear from:

_ Rossana Hu , Founding Partner of Neri & Hu, Shanghai, an architect who needs no introduction and whose work and contributions to the global architecture discourse have been crowned with countless prestigious accolades over the past two decades.
_ Brandon Clifford , the Director of the M.Arch Program at MIT, Cambridge MA and TED Fellow. His work has been touted by Fast Company as a pioneering path to solving the climate crisis.
_ Kunle Adeyemi , Founding Principal of NLÉ, Amsterdam-Lagos, who has recently been hailed by The New York Times as an architect with an eye on the environment for his groundbreaking research on Water Cities and built work.
_ Xavier De Kestelier , Head of Design Technology and Innovation at Hassell in London, who has recently collaborated with NASA on envisioning new forms of human habitation on Mars, and how the insights gained can promote resilience on our planet.
_ Ong Ker Shing , Principal of Lekker Architects Singapore and Director of the BA Architecture Programme at NUS, recipient of the prestigious URA 20 under 45, as well as a recipient of Singapore’s President Design Award.

Each day of the conference will approach Design Evidence from a different perspective, aligned with the work and creative ethos of the speakers:

On the opening day of October 12, the conference will explore “Old Worlds, New Futures”, looking at how evidence of knowledge from the past can inform the way we design and build for future cultural and environmental sustainability.

The second day will be followed with a dialogue focused on “Ecosystems” thinking in design. From natural systems, to data-driven smart city design and outer space future settlements, interrogating the evidence that enables creative yet pragmatic decision making in design.

On the third and closing day, it will bring into focus “Contextual Innovation” panning from East Asia, to South-East Asia and Africa, seeking to uncover the role contextual evidence plays in how forms of hyper-local innovation can inform new global currents in Architecture.

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Cite: "SIA Conference 2021" 17 Oct 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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