Archifest, the annual architecture festival organised by the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA), has announced ‘Building Agency’ as its 2017 theme; to be held from 4 to 15 October. In its 11th edition, Archifest takes on a new festival format this year, featuring a line-up of more than 50 events taking place at various locations island-wide over two weeks.
Archifest 2017’s theme – ‘Building Agency’ – emphasises the facilitating and building up of agency and citizen participation through architecture. It foregrounds the agency of buildings as important materials and spaces of urban life and is about an empowerment of the people as active agents in the making of our built environment. The festival will be a platform to create a network of multiple stakeholders of the built environment – from government institutions to academies to architects and their clients and patrons to NGOs, think tanks to individuals and user groups – to engage in meaningful conversations and creative co-production.
Venue: Various locations in Singapore
When: 4 - 15 Oct 2017,