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Talk at Singapore Archifest Virtual Conference

SEPT 30, 2020

30 September / 7.00 - 9.30 pm / Singapore time

Architecture Saving OUR World - the conference brings together speakers from all over the world to discuss some of the most pressing issues that we are facing in the architecture industry now. This year, in response to the global pandemic, we will be hosting a virtual conference and exploring three themes: Radical Indigenism, Design Empowerment and Empathic Interventions. James Shen from People’s Architecture Office will speak about the theme Empathic Interventions.

Empathic Interventions - The IMPACT of design

The new post-COVID world presents much more volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. Welcome to VUCA 2.0. How can we design buildings and cities more purposefully so that they can fight against climate change, natural disasters, health risks and future pandemics? This session of the Conference will examine the IMPACT of architecture from the human level to the urban level, and discuss the meanings of impact, design ethics, and the inevitable trade-offs, while pushing architecture to the frontline of humanity and ecological wellness.

More information: https://www.archifest.sg/conference