Intitiated in 2007 by Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA), archifest is a festival of ideas for the city in its eight year running.
Archifest 2014 is a two-week long festival from 26 September 2014 to 11 October 2014, organised by the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA). In its eighth year running, Archifest 2014 is not only a festival that celebrates Singapore’s urban environment, but also a nurturing ground for reflection, question, collaboration and experimentation.
Taking place at various venues across Singapore, the festival is a platform for local and regional communities of creative individuals, thinkers and enthusiasts of the built environment to engage each other and the members of the public. It aims to provide a stage where change is envisioned and initiated.
The theme for Archifest 2014 is Crowd.
Crowd will be a festival about people. It is also about process – the process of bringing together great minds and resources to create better places for everyone. Crowd carries different meanings in different contexts. The festival seeks to open up the discussion to investigate how the notion of Crowd operates and contributes to architecture and urbanism:
How individuals, connected by various means, can share ideas, collaborate to form collectives, make incremental changes, and produce great impacts.
How people, connected by the place they shared, leverage on social capital to build better places for everybody.
The festival will discuss and test how architecture, the city, and the role of the architect itself can be challenged and changed by this notion.