50 Futures
Sat, 26 Sep 2015 to Sat, 10 Oct 2015

50 Futures

By Singapore Institute of Architects & The Puttnam School of Film, LASALLE College of The Arts

A collection of our aspirations, dreams & ambitions, "50 Futures" documents the thoughts of 50 individuals across the island. How they imagine the homes, work spaces, public spaces of future, and how we can help to mould our future together? This compilation presents us with an array of visions to inspire, as well as a myriad of questions to ponder...

A collaboration with the talented final year students of LASALLE College of The Arts, BA (Hons) Film.

9.30 am - 8.30 pm
Festival Village @ 79 & 81 Neil Road
Tabula Merah
Sat, 26 Sep 2015 to Sat, 10 Oct 2015

Tabula Merah

By A Whispering Campaign

The mural/installation is a visual exploration on the trajectory of Singapore's urbanism. It invites the general public to engage in a dialogue to imagine a skyline that is perpetually changing. The participatory aspect of the mural/installation revisits the reading of Singapore as a Potemkin Metropolis to suggest that even a generic city par excellence has a collective history that can be traced and projected to give urban forms, elusive as it may be. While fantastical in construct, the piece also highlights in honest realism that our built environment, while influenced by architects and planners, are shaped and informed by the denizens that reside in it.

A Whispering Campaign is a community-based Art/Design/Music/Literary initiative aimed at providing opportunities for collaboration between non-traditionally trained artists and creatives.

9.30 am - 8.30 pm
Festival Village @ 79 & 81 Neil Road
Archifilms
Sat, 26 Sep 2015 to Sat, 10 Oct 2015

Archifilms

By Singapore Institute of Architects

From quintessential architectural films to today's shorts and documentaries, the screenings during this year's Archifest hopes to inspire us to imagine what our future holds. Will we sit and watch the dystopian visions in these films become a reality or do we find inspiration in the societies who have managed to appropriate contested spaces, re-allocate resources and re-imagine how we live? What is the future you imagine for this city?

We would like also invite everyone to experience through film, the warmth of our relationships with the environment and with each other, through the screenings of Singapore productions Old Places and Old Romances, documentaries directed by Royston Tan, Eva Tang and Victric Thng.

Archifilms Screening: Old Places《老地方》
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2015
Time: 4.30 pm - 5.50 pm
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"I want to archive these places before they are lost forever." - Royston Tan

Through a collection of the public's memories of various locations around Singapore, this film takes us on a journey through personal experiences that made these spaces... places. Each of us has probably a sense of attachment to some place that has already been, or will soon be razed to the ground and redeveloped. In this "future" that we are here today to imagine, what place do these "old places" have in our city?

Archifilms Screening: Old Romances《老情人》
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2015
Time: 6.00 pm - 7.05 pm
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"Old Places are like old lovers to me, you never forget them." - Royston Tan

A sequel to "Old Places", "Old Romances" once again brings together to memories of ordinary Singaporeans. Everyday spaces become layered with stories and recollections, begging the question, what will become of these places and memories? Will they be lost forever? How can we re-imagine a future for our city without overlooking the creation and preservation of memories, and fostering a sense of attachment?

Photo by Chuan Pictures

9.30 am - 8.30 pm
Festival Village @ 79 & 81 Neil Road
Reclaiming Backlanes: Design Vision for Improving Building Performance and Reprogramming Common Spaces
Sat, 26 Sep 2015 to Sat, 10 Oct 2015

Reclaiming Backlanes: Design Vision for Improving Building Performance and Reprogramming Common Spaces

By Future Cities Laboratory at the Singapore-ETH Centre

Take a shortcut! Explore the pop-up market! Breathe the fresh scents of flowers in a secret garden! What if backlanes were far from the state they are in today – lively chatter and laughter replacing the heat and noise of air-conditioning condensers and foul smells from trash bins?

Reclaiming Backlanes presents design visions for future development of shophouse neighbourhoods, reprogramming backlanes into viable and high-quality common spaces, while improving energy efficiency of shophouses by up to 50%. These visions mark the convergence of studies in energy efficiency, pedestrian movement, historic building stock analysis, and urban diversity by a multidisciplinary team at the Future Cities Laboratory.

9.30 am - 8.30 pm
Festival Village @ 79 & 81 Neil Road

 

Book Presentation
By Marcel Bruelisauer & Sonja Berthold, Future Cities Laboratory at the Singapore-ETH Centre

Tue, 29 Sep 2015
4.30 pm - 6.00 pm
Festival Village @ 79 & 81 Neil Road
Plot
Sat, 26 Sep 2015 to Sat, 10 Oct 2015

Plot

By Caleb Ming

Plot is a documentary project about land spaces in Singapore, a photographic record of plots of open land that remains untouched in Singapore. Embracing the changes for the progress of the country, spaces will be sacrificed. Development is eminent and open spaces documented in this project will be gone in time.

Photographer Caleb Ming's works examine aspects of modern living and its ironies. Through photography, he explores and analyses the lives of people in our consumer capitalist society.

9.30 am - 8.30 pm
Festival Village @ 79 & 81 Neil Road
The New Good Old Days
Sat, 26 Sep 2015 to Sat, 10 Oct 2015

The New Good Old Days

By Sixtrees Viz Comms Pte Ltd

This is a feature of lost icons of Singapore. Using computer graphics and visual effects technology, lost icons in Singapore such as CK Tang Building, National Theatre, 1970s public buses, Clifford Pier, Big Splash, will be 'brought back to life' against current day Singapore scenes.

9.30 am - 8.30 pm
Festival Village @ 79 & 81 Neil Road
ARCHIFEST PROJECTS NUS 2015 | FUTURE STRUCTURES
Sat, 26 Sep 2015 to Sat, 10 Oct 2015

ARCHIFEST PROJECTS NUS 2015 | FUTURE STRUCTURES

By National University of Singapore, Department of Architecture

Within Singapore's land and water scarce context lies the challenge of habitable spaces with land intensification.

Infrastructure is not conceived as separate city engineering entities but as forms of architecture and landscape arising from specific cultural, socio-economic and community aspirations.

This idea is explored by NUS Architecture Department in nine propositions on land, sea and airspace encompassing production, recreation, culture, communication, mobility, dwelling and technology.

Floating City Ang Chien Tee, Ho Yi Pei, Sia Li Boon | Assoc Prof Joseph Lim Ee Man (Tutor)
Transformer Bridge Liew Kok Fong | Assoc Prof Joseph Lim Ee Man (Tutor)
BioShell: Biodegradable Modularized Shelter Shinya Okuda (Project Lead)
Kinetic Screen Assoc Prof Joseph Lim Ee Man
TuasCity 2050 Kew Xun Long, Clifford Au Yong Wen Li, Verna Ho Jing Yu, Jessica Tan Su-Ann, Joanne Gay Hui Yan | Assoc Prof Joseph Lim (Tutor)
The Landscape of the Port Tan Chong Chen, Isabella Ong, Iven Peh | Prof Bobby Wong (Tutor)
ELEVATE Koh Teck Wei | Rudi Maria Frans Anne Stouffs (Tutor)
Ng Eng Teng's Museum Tay Ding Yang | Melanie Francis (Tutor)
Social Media Urbanism Sandy Khoo, Litu Pung, Rachel Yang, Kinkit Loh, Yenshan Phoaw, Xiao Zhang, Eleanor Xu, Jessica Ardelia, Qianrou Tan | Florian Schaetz (Tutor)
Majulah Park Design Thesis Dolly Foo Yu Yu | Tsuto Tsakamoto (Tutor)
The Brown Co-op: Negotiating the Absence Presence of Bukit Brown Tan Jing Xiang | Tsuto Tsakamoto (Tutor)
Pirkology Epiphanie Barlie Lie | Erik L'heureux (Tutor)
Neighboursheds Sim Jia Wei Estelle | Erik L'heureux (Tutor)

Photo: City in a Port, by Tan Chong Chen, NUS Architecture (Studio Bobby Wong)

9.30 am - 8.30 pm
Festival Village @ 79 & 81 Neil Road
The Community Garden Sessions | Planting the Roots of the Future
Sat, 26 Sep 2015

The Community Garden Sessions | Planting the Roots of the Future

By Open Farm Community

The future of food starts from the ground on which our imagination sprouts. At Open Farm Community, we strive to cultivate relationships through interactions on learning about the origins of our food, and spending time discovering why we grow what we grow. Learn from the urban farmers of Edible Garden City, how edible gardens can be started right in where we are -- in urban spaces like our HDB homes, or underutilised spaces such as rooftops -- and this food we grow can be used to put together delicious meals.

9.30 am-11.30 am
130E Minden Road, Singapore 248819
The Future of Food, SG100 Edition
Sat, 26 Sep 2015

The Future of Food, SG100 Edition

By Open Farm Community

What would the future of food look like in Singapore, in 50 years time? Food security will be an increasingly discussed issue, not least in land - scarce Singapore.

Let us come together to draw up possibilities of what our shared future could be, and how we can work towards shaping our foodscape. Specifically, we will share about edible gardening in urban cities, how food can be produced, grown and shared within the community, and how you and I can be part of this global movement.

This discussion will be facilitated by Bjorn Low, Founder of Edible Gardens.

Talk: 2.00 pm - 3:30 pm
130E Minden Road, Singapore 248819 | Café Terrace
Singapore, What's Our Future in Architecture?
Sat, 26 Sep 2015

Singapore, What's Our Future in Architecture?

By Tan Szue Hann, Surbana Jurong

Happy 50th, Singapore!
Over the last 50 years since independence, Singapore's architectural landscape has evolved from a canvas of nation building in the 1960s and 1970s, to identity seeking in the 1980s, to internationalisation in the 1990s, 2000s and beyond.

What would then define the architecture of the new era we are headed into? The nation has come of age, having gone through a difficult but successful early childhood and adolescence. What would define our architectural landscape of the next one, two decades? Or even the next 50 years?

This Conversation seeks to answer that, by taking stock of what is around us right now, and looking forward to what lies in store.

Hann is the Principal Architect & Deputy Head (Sustainable Urban Solutions) at Surbana Jurong, and a Council Member and Chair of the Institution Thrust, at Singapore Institute of Architects.

4.00 pm - 5.15 pm
Festival Village @ 79 & 81 Neil Road
THE Light Painting Workshop
Sat, 26 Sep 2015 & Sat, 3 Oct 2015

THE Light Painting Workshop

By The Beautiful Strangers

The Beautiful Strangers will introduce workshop participants to light-painting and use light emitting tools to explore creative ways of making colour patterns while 'interacting' with buildings and spaces. Workshop participants will learn light painting techniques such as mailing light trails, highlighting parts of their image, design crazy spiral effects, and enjoy the fun process of lighting painting!

Session 1: Sat, 26 Sep 2015
Time: 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Register here

Session 2: Sat, 3 Oct 2015
Time: 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
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Festival Village @ 79 & 81 Neil Road
International Coastal Clean Up Singapore
Sun, 27 Sep 2015

International Coastal Clean Up Singapore

By Nature Society (Singapore)

Organised by Nature Society (Singapore), the annual International Coastal Clean Up Singapore is set to take place at the Mandai Mudflats. Located at the extension of Kraji Road where it intersects with Kranji Loop, these mudflats are a key habitat for horseshow crabs.

Did you know that about 80 trash bags and assorted large building materials and car parts weighing close to 650 kg, was collected at previous clean ups. If we don't do our part to keep the environment clean, what future can we expect?

3.30 pm - 6.30 pm
Mandai Mudflats (Details will be emailed to registrants)
Conversations
Fri, 2 Oct 2015 & Fri, 9 Oct 2015

Conversations

By Singapore Institute of Architects

A series of conversations between architects and creatives of other discipline, revolving around the theme "What Future?". Open to public.

Conversations 1
Date: 2 Oct 2015 (Fri)
Time: 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm
Festival Village @ 79 & 81 Neil Road

Conversations 2
Date: 9 Oct 2015 (Fri)
Time: 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm
Festival Village @ 79 & 81 Neil Road
The Workspace of Tomorrow
Tue, 29 Sep 2015

The Workspace of Tomorrow

By The Working Capitol

A space has the power to inspire, incite creativity and increase productivity. More than a place to go to everyday, your work place - whether a school or office, can provide an experience; one that can largely be defined by design and technology but at the core of it all, by the people who occupy the space.

Hear from a carefully curated and interesting panel of strategists, design and tech experts as they discuss the future of our work places - who's driving the shift, what they're looking for and how we can stay ahead of the curve.

8.00 am Registration and mingling over breakfast & coffee
8.30 am Welcome remarks & intros by The Working Capitol and guest moderator, Sarah Ichioka
8.40 am Panel discussion & Q&A
9.20 am Closing remarks
9.30 am - 10.00 am Guided tours of The Working Capitol
8.00 am - 10.00 am
The Working Capitol at 1 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089109
"What Future?" Singapore Poetry Slam
Thu, 1 Oct 2015

"What Future?" Singapore Poetry Slam™

By Word Forward Limited

Poets and spoken word artists design their own visions of the future - from urban sprawl to skyline, from roller blades to flying cars in a three-minute, three-round poetry slam contest judged by members of the audience. Winner takes home $100! A special edition in collaboration with Archifest 2015, by Singapore Poetry Slam™ Founder, Word Forward Limited. All are welcome!

Sign up on facebook "what future?" event page for Open Mic as well as the Poetry Slam™ competition.

8.00 pm – 10.00 pm
Blu Jaz Café © 11 Bali Lane, Singapore 189848 | Cover charge: $7, purchase at event
All in the Layer
Thu, 1 Oct 2015

All in the Layer

By Singapore University of Technology & Design (SUTD)

Keeping the rain and haze out has always been a frustration to C-class wards in hospitals, alongside typical criteria such as maintaining good ventilation to achieve thermal comfort and minimizing glare for visual comfort.

The speakers shall present on an innovative facade system integrated with sun-shading elements and greenery, proposed as a new model typology and to spark sentiments on facades designed particularly for Singapore's Tropical Climate.

Speakers' Profile +

Cheong Yew Kee, Senior Vice President of CPG Consultants, Singapore

Yew Kee is a Sustainable Design Architect dedicated to integrating technology and art into sustainable design solutions. His portfolio celebrates a broad expertise in projects in the fields of master planning, residential, cultural institutions, and resorts in Singapore, China, India and Malaysia.

Yew Kee began his journey in sustainability, as a team member of an American architectural firm, working on the LadyBird Johnson National Wildflower Research Center project in Austin, Texas, USA, a 2000 AIA/COTE Top 10 Green award project. Yew Kee is a registered architect with the Singapore Board of Architects, and a licensed architect in the USA. In addition, he is a current Council Member of the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA). He chaired the SIA Sustainability Committee from 2008 to 2014. He was part of the Singapore Building and Construction Authority (BCA) GreenMark Advisory Committee and chaired the Singapore Green Building Council’s Taskforce for Finishes. Yew Kee was vice-chair for the ARCASIA Committee on Green Sustainability. Prior to this, he is the founding principal of 2B ARCHITECTS.

Student Team +

Timothy Lum, Ng Yi Jin, Mak Yiing Huey, Alexandra Lee, Nguyen Minh Chau Timothy, were a team of students in the SUTD Capstone Project. A capstone project is an industry-based, multi-disciplinary project for senior-year students to apply the design principles, concepts and techniques they have learned to solve real-world problems. The team were brought to gether from different pillars in SUTD to work in a design team, contributing their respective expertise and skills to solve real-world challenges.

The student panel will present the results of their research relating to Smart Kinetic Façade for a Tropical Building in Singapore.

Free of charge, Exclusively for SIA Members only | BOA-SIA CPD : 2 CPD points
10.30 am - 12.00 pm (Registration from 10.00 am, and close by 10.30 am.)
SIA Hospitality Lounge, ArchXpo @ Sands Expo and Convention Center, Hall B and C, Ground Floor
SIA Architectural Design Awards Dinner
Thu, 1 Oct 2015

SIA Architectural Design Awards Dinner

By Singapore Institute of Architects

An awards dinner to celebrate the winners of the 2015 SIA Architectural Design Awards. For professionals and invited guests only.

6.30 pm - 9.00 pm
Suntec Singapore
SIA Architectural Design Awards 2015 Exhibition
Thu, 1 Oct 2015 to Sat, 10 Oct 2015

SIA Architectural Design Awards 2015 Exhibition

By Singapore Institute of Architects

The Awards recognises the achievements of SIA Members in their pursuit of architectural excellence and motivates architects to push the boundaries with innovative solutions. The Awards also aims to heighten the appreciation and patronage of good architectural design from both the architectural fraternity as well as the general public. Visit the exhibition to celebrate this year's winners and be inspired by their thought-provoking projects.

1 Oct to 10 Oct
9.30 am - 8.30 pm
Festival Village @ 79 & 81 Neil Road

29 & 30 Sep (10 am - 6 pm), 1 Oct (10 am - 5pm)
ArchXpo 2015 | Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Halls B & C | Trade Event (Admission is free with presentation of business card)
Urban Explorations: Snapshots of Two Cities
Thu, 1 Oct 2015 to Sat, 17 Oct 2015

Urban Explorations: Snapshots of Two Cities

By Media Lab, LASALLE College of The Arts

Urban Explorations is an ongoing investigation of how people of various communities around the world relate to aspects of their urban environment through the senses. It brings together a group of artists, researchers, designers and scientists to participate in urban sensing, an art-science approach to evaluating the conditions of an urban space through data collection from self-made low-tech tools and equipment. The exhibition topic poses the question: how can citizens innovate and attain ownership in the technological age in order to be involved in the development of smarter, future cities?

9.00 am - 9.00 pm
National Design Centre, Atrium and Gallery Space @ 111 Middle Road, Singapore 188969

 

Opening Reception: THU, 1 OCT 2015, 6.30 pm | Register here

More events as part of

Workshops +

Andreas Schlegel of the Media Lab at LASALLE College of the Arts as well as other artists will be conducting the workshops, aims to empower the individual to develop, craft, and realize custom-built prototypes for artistic expressions. The artists hope to shed light on the processes of the works and how one can use technology to understand the future and to interpret the spaces we live in through different perspectives and lenses.

WED, 7 OCT 2015 | 4.00 pm to 7.00 pm
SAT, 10 OCT 2015 | 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Venue: National Design Centre, Atrium
Register here
Forums +

Two forums intends for the exhibition to be contextualized by a panel discussion, with a particular interest on how design technology and art can contribute to the development and building of future cities.

The Discovery Track includes artists talks and youth dialogues designed for students specialising in art, design, architecture, technology and engineering at a secondary and tertiary education level.

The Development Track includes artist talks and dialogue on “How to engage citizens to be involved in the development of smarter future cities?” It is designed for students in higher education, and artists and professionals in the field or art, design, architecture, technology and engineering.

The Discovery Track: SAT, 3 OCT 2015 | 10.00 am - 1.00 pm
The Development Track: SAT, 3 OCT 2015 | 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Venue: National Design Centre, Auditorium
Register here
Guided Tours +

Happening during the weekend afternoons throughout the exhibition dates, join us for a guided tour of the exhibits of Urban Explorations. Interested participants can look forward to gain insights on the processes of the artists and understand how the artists processed and transformed the collected information and data into sensorial interpretations with the use of simple, custom-built tools created.

SAT, 3 OCT 2015 | SUN, 4 OCT 2015 | SAT, 10 OCT 2015 | SUN, 11 OCT 2015 | SAT, 17 OCT 2015
2.00 pm - 5.00 pm
Venue: National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road, Singapore 188969
Past Wisdom in Future Design
Fri, 2 Oct 2015

Past Wisdom in Future Design

By Japan Foundation and Japan Creative Centre

When we think about design for the future, we will find most useful tips lie in the design from the past.

In summer 2014, 6 students from Singapore went to Japan for 4 weeks, for 2 weeks internship in Tokyo, and 2 weeks study in Kyoto, to come up with a collaborative design of Kyomachi-ya Kyoto in tandem with Japanese students. Vice versa, 6 Japanese students came to Singapore for 4 weeks, for 2 weeks internship and 2 weeks workshop, to design shophouses with the same pair of students in Japan.

The project was a successful cultural exchange between Singapore and Japan, both among university students and architectural practices to gain in-depth understanding in contemporary and traditional life of both countries, through internship and design workshops, generating many dynamic ideas for further development of culture and architectural design leading from the past to the future.

The 2014 Architectural Exchange Project culminates in a Book Launch @ Archifest to showcase the outcome of their experiences. There will be a discussion on the history of Kyomachi-ya and the Singapore shophouse in the areas of "family", "lifestyle" and "housing". The speakers will discuss people's wisdom in addressing these issues in the past, and how contemporary architectural practice are projecting such knowledge and understanding in design our city for the future.

5.00 pm – 6.30 pm
Festival Village @ 79 & 81 Neil Road
WHY ARCHITECT?
Sat, 3 Oct 2015

WHY ARCHITECT?

By Small Medium Architectural Practice Committee (SMAP), Singapore Institute of Architects

Who is an Architect? What are their responsibilities? When do you need to appoint an Architect? Why is appointing an Architect important for homeowners.

WHY ARCHITECT? provides us with an understanding of what Architects really do and how they go about their Professional Practice assuming a range of multi-faceted roles and responsibilities. There will also be a short and informal free consultation led by several professional architects for homeowners at the end of the session. Registration required.

4.00 pm – 6.00 pm
Festival Village @ 79 & 81 Neil Road
Conservation Conversations – Pearl Bank Apartments
Sun, 4 Oct 2015

Conservation Conversations – Pearl Bank Apartments

By Geraldine Quek C. T., Neo J. H. Kevin Josiah, Lim Y. L. Teri, Singapore University of Technology & Design (SUTD)

Conservation Conversations - Pearl Bank Apartments presents a dialogue about modernist architecture in Singapore and its relation to Singapore’s heritage through the case study of Pearl Bank Apartments. Continuing the conversation from the book, the program brings the complexities of architectural conservation of modernist architecture in Singapore to the stage, through an interactive panel discussion involving protagonists of Pearl Bank Apartments and respected figures in the local conservation scene. We invite you to join us in an expansive conversation with a wide spectrum of perspectives to synthesise a better understanding regarding issues related to architecture, conservation and Singapore's heritage.

2.30 pm to 4.30 pm
Festival Village @ 79 & 81 Neil Road
L'aperitif – Italian Design in Asia
Tue, 6 Oct 2015

L'aperitif – Italian Design in Asia

By AIDA (Italian Designers and Architects Networking)

Focusing on the unpredictable dimension of the creative practice in Asia, AIDA aims to create opportunities, professional and cultural exchanges between Italy's legacy on the practice of design and the ever evolving Asian methods.

Hosted by the founding members of AIDA, join in on an open dialogue, aperitif and networking night between Italian and Singaporean architects, who will shed light on both the benefits of the past and the future associated to the practice of design and how different design cultures can learn from each other.

7.00 pm - 9.30 pm
The Working Capitol at 1 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089109
Scratch The Future
Fri, 9 Oct 2015 & Sat, 10 Oct 2015

Scratch The Future

By Saturdaykids.sg

If kids could design the future, what will it look like? Saturday Kids invites lil' architects ages 7 - 12 to imagine and programme interactive stories about spaces and buildings of tomorrow.

Kids play architects and inventors in a design-thinking challenge set in the future before learning to create, code, and animate their futuristic ideas in Scratch - an open source drag-and-drop visual programming language designed for kids by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at MIT Media Lab.

Visit www.scratch.mit.edu to find out more about Scratch.
Ages: 7 - 12
Class size: min 6, max 40 kids
Ticketed event at $25 per child, full programme via the registration links.

Session 1: Fri, 9 Oct 2015
Time: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm
Register here

Session 2: Sat, 10 Oct 2015
Time: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm
Register here

Festival Village @ 79 & 81 Neil Road
We Build This City - Children’s Craft Workshops
Fri, 9 Oct 2015 & Sat, 10 Oct 2015

We Build This City - Children's Craft Workshops

By Singapore Institute of Architects

In celebration of Children's Day, there will be complimentary workshops conducted for children to have some fun, splashing out their creativity in constructing miniature models of imaginative cities to take home, as well as contribute to the large-scale interactive city model - an opportune activity to get these young minds ticking over their visions of our future.

3.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Festival Village @ 79 & 81 Neil Road
Screening: Singapore Stories
Sat, 10 Oct 2015

Screening: Singapore Stories

By Discovery Networks Asia Pacific

Directed by Singaporean documentary talent, five films capture the zeitgeist of an emerging Singapore. From a daily battle with birds on Orchard Road, urban farming, and the art of card flourishing; to a celebration of one of Singapore’s oldest housing estates and the creation of the island nation's first-ever marine park, these topics – told from the filmmakers’ unique perspectives – showcase the new directions that are setting the themes for a brand new Singapore, confident of its next stage as a nation that has just entered its 50th year of independence. These documentaries are part of Discovery Channel's on-going First Time Filmmakers initiative, which is targeted at up-and-coming directors.

Episode list:
MAN VS. BIRDS
WILD CARDS
GROWING ROOTS
BIRTH OF A MARINE PARK
HEARTLAND

Photo: Man VS Birds

2.30 pm - 5.30 pm
Festival Village @ 79 & 81 Neil Road
Pop Up Book Fair
Sat, 26 Sep 2015 | Sun, 27 Sep 2015 | Fri, 2 Oct 2015 to Sun, 4 Oct 2015 | Sat, 10 Oct 2015

Pop Up Book Fair

By Basheer Graphic Books

Carefully curated titles about architecture, spaces and design to further inspire you.

9.30 am - 8.30 pm
Festival Village @ 79 & 81 Neil Road
Pop Up Book Fair
Sat, 26 Sep 2015 | Sun, 27 Sep 2015 | Fri, 2 Oct 2015 to Sun, 4 Oct 2015 | Sat, 10 Oct 2015

Pop Up Book Fair

By Basheer Graphic Books

Carefully curated titles about architecture, spaces and design to further inspire you.

9.30 am - 8.30 pm
Festival Village @ 79 & 81 Neil Road
OVER SINGAPORE
Thu, 1 Oct 2015 to Sat, 31 Oct 2015

OVER SINGAPORE

By Richard W J Koh

What many have dreamt of, and laboured in building, are now shown from angles in the sky few are privileged to see. An exhibition of aerial photos of Singapore, these aerial photos, specially featured in fine art prints, were taken from helicopters and tall buildings in 2014 during the course of the landmark book project Over Singapore (published by Editions Didier Millet and written by Professor Tommy Koh). May these new perspectives from above bring us to a better awareness and a deeper reflection of what Singapore means to us and to the world.

9.00 am - 5.00 pm (Mon – Sat)
Singapore City Gallery, Level 3, City Canvas | The URA Centre, 45 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069118
SHELTERED: DOCUMENTS FOR HOME
Sat, 12 Sep 2015 to Sun, 20 Mar 2016

SHELTERED: DOCUMENTS FOR HOME

By NUS Museum and NUS School of Design and Environment (SDE)

Co-organised by NUS Museum and NUS School of Design and Environment (SDE), this exhibition traces our assumptions regarding domesticity and urbanity in Singapore’s public housing landscape. Using photography, architectural drawing, installation and publication, the projects featured began as responses to architectural essay film 03-FLATS by Dr Lilian Chee (Architecture, SDE) and Lei Yuan Bin. Dwelling on the spaces between architecture and domesticity, land and ground, the private and the public, this exhibition explores home as a place both of security and uncertainty, familiarity and alienation.

Image by The Saturday Projects

10.00 am – 7.30 pm (Tues-Fri)
10.00 am – 6.00 pm (Weekends)
Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays
NUS Museum, University Cultural Centre, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119279