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WY-TO Connects #04

Description
WY-TO Connects, a Satellite Programme for Singapore Design Week 2019, is a series of short presentations by multidisciplinary experts from the wider architecture and design industry, as well as businesses that employ design as a strategic tool.

This 4th edition aims at creating new avenues of discussion in co-curation with G8A Architecture & Urban Planning, who have an international presence in Singapore, Vietnam and Switzerland.

The professions of architect and designer don’t necessarily follow a conventional path. This year’s theme "The Other Side" tackles the multifaceted routes in successful architectural & design careers and how people can find creative balance in pursuit of parallel alternative paths. Architects, designers and their practices often find themselves engaged in the wider context of knowledge outside of their fields, and are often being confronted with opportunities to develop themselves in other disciplines, geographical contexts or with technologically innovative tools.

Practitioners from the Region will share their experience within the intimate setting of WY-TO studio in Chinatown. Yann Follain, WY-TO’s Managing Director and Festival Director of Archifest’18 "Design for Life", will moderate the talks and facilitate an interactive conversation.

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SHIFT IN METHODOLOGY AND CAREER | 10:30AM TO 12:30PM

* Carlos Bañón is the co-founder of Subarquitectura Architects and Assistant Professor of Architecture and Sustainable Design at SUTD. His research projects include Artificial Intelligence and parametric geometric explorations.

* Trecia Lim is an Architect and an active volunteer helping the communities in need around Asia.


DIVERSIFY THE STRATEGIES | 2:00PM TO 4:00PM

* Manuel Der Hagopian, the co-founder and partner at G8A Architecture & Urban Planning, will show how his practice has diversified according to various cultural contexts, especially in Southeast Asia.

* A special guest from Hanoi, Takashi Niwa, the founder of Takashi Niwa Architects and former partner of Vo Trong Nghia Architects, shares his approach which combines "the best of environment and culture".


ENTERING A FOREIGN MARKET | 4:00PM TO 6:00PM

* Calvin Chua, Adjunct Assistant Professor at SUTD, founder of Spatial Anatomy and actor in non-profit initiatives with the DPRK through Choson Exchange.

* Joy and Colin Seah, founders of Ministry of Design, share their expertise in entering the Chinese market from the perspectives of design and business development.


WRAP-UP DRINKS FROM 6:00PM


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Register NOW and go plastic-free with complimentary shopper bag and luggage tag sponsored by the Embassy of Switzerland in Singapore.

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We're looking forward to welcoming you to our series of inspiring talks!

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Sat Mar 9, 2019
10:30 AM - 6:30 PM SGT
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Venue
WY-TO at Block 34 Upper Cross Street #04-132
Tickets
10.30am-12.30pm, Shift in methodology & the career FULL
2pm-4pm, Diversify the strategies FULL
4pm-6.30pm, Enter a foreign market incl. wrap-up drinks FULL
General Admission FULL
Venue Address
Singapore 050034 Singapore
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WY-TO
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