Monday, April 21, 2008

Really Ar? Again?

Hot on the heels (well, if you're looking at time in the more drawn-out scale of things) of the first Really Ar?, a pecha-kucha inspired showcase of thematically-relevant projects, comes the second session.

Really Ar? Again?

Held in an informal setting, in which we invite a few people with interesting ideas to present to an audience of young architects, the objective of the Really Ar? sessions is to promote exchange of good ideas.

This will be our second such event. (The first Really Ar was held at the end of January this year, and attracted about 40-50 people.) We hope to hold the second on 19th June this year, a Thursday evening

Our format is to have three speakers present for 15 minutes each, after which there will a Q&A session. Each presentation is hoped to be presented in a succinct manner - a single project, or a single idea, with an emphasis on the thought processes behind the product.

Theme and Call for Speakers

We are looking for speakers to present interesting designs, built and unbuilt. We are looking for ideas that are intelligent, fresh and distinctive. The projects need not be large in scale, but hopefully groundbreaking and radical in some way.

The theme for Really Ar? Again? is 'Masterplanning'. We chose this theme as many Singaporean and Singapore-based firms have been invited to do grand masterplans for other countries, but ironically, aren't given the same autonomy to plan their own home country. As such, few people really see the fruit of their labour.

If you would like to share your firm's work, or your personal ideas, work and research, do drop us a line. Suggestions on other topics are much welcome for future Really Ar? sessions.
One more thing - fancy poster coming soon.