Archifest Conversations: SpaceEvent


Supported by Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) & Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects (SILA)

For this series of conversations at Archifest 2016, discussions will follow two themes: Space­Character on 30 Sep, Fri, and Space­Event.


Architects, designers, artists and special guests with interesting projects share their creative insights. This conversation focuses on the temporality of spaces and their occupation.


Stuart Wee | And So Forth

Stuart is a battle-scarred site-specific theatre lightweight, content creator, all rounded handyman, innovator and trend-setter.

He wishes to discuss Transitional Spaces and Simulated Realities - transforming transitional spaces with theatrical set design to usher guests into an unexpected world of fantasy, role-play and dinner.

Olivia Kwok | SPORE Art Salon

Olivia is a photographer of the arts, architecture, film and theatre. She currently helms SPORE Art Salon, an independent collective that has featured in excess of 200 local and international artists across numerous disciplines.

Norman Teh | Studio Now/ The Generalist

A Malaysian product designer, UI/UX specialist and curator, Norman is the founder of Studio Now, a multi-disciplinary design practice based in Singapore that helps clients to address complex interdependent issues, helping to frame the right questions.

When not at work, he plays by co-running a collective called The Generalist, a collective of makers, designers, writers, cooks, artists, etc, interested in reframing and rejuvenating human experiences through acts of participation in SEA. They organise experiential events, hold talks, create markets, host dinners and curate shows.

Norman will discuss “The Anti-Supper Club: public intervention with food, cooking and strangers in our home”.

Teo Yee Chin | Red Bean Architects

Yee Chin is a practising architect based in Singapore. He is the founding principal and design director of Red Bean Architects. The practice takes on selected projects that fit within the framework of a humane and sustainable urbanism. Yee Chin was recently the co-curator and designer of the Singapore Pavilion - "Space to Imagine, Room for Everyone" - at the Biennale Architettura 2016 in Venice. The pavilion celebrates the creative efforts of Singaporeans in making their homes, in working the land, and in using the city.

Prashant Somosundram | Artistry


Prashant Somosundram is the co-founder of Artistry, a cafe and multi-disciplinary independent arts space in Kampong Glam, Singapore. In its four years, Artistry has evolved from a gallery & cafe into a community space for artists, creatives and social innovators.

Prashant will explore Artistry's role as a platform and enabler for empowerment and social change.


Vikas Kailankaje: Vikas Kailankaje is a Lecturer with the School of Design Communication at the LASALLE College of the Arts since 2016. He was previously the Principal Designer of STUDIO VBK, a critical design practice engaged in information- and document design. Vikas’ professional experience covers visual communication and editorial direction for institutional clients and publishers. Outside of his practice and teaching, Vikas leads walking tours that draw upon local issues and historical intrigue.

Complimentary session, Registration encouraged

An event of Archifest 2016:

Archifest is an annual public festival for Singapore to celebrate architecture and the built environment, is organised by the Singapore Institute of Architects, in partnership with Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects. 2016 sees the festival celebrating its 10thanniversary, which will be held from 23 September to 9 October 2016, at Raffles Place Park. The 2016 theme is titled “EXHALE”. Visit www.archifest.sg for more events.

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Fri Oct 7, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM SGT
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5 Raffles Place, Singapore 048618 Singapore
Raffles Place Station (EW14/NS26) Take Exit A or B, towards One Raffles Place/ Clifford Centre/ Chevron House/ Raffles Place Park. We are located right between Exits A & B.
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