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World Architecture Festival and Inside Festival: programme and themes

In our second movie about the World Architecture Festival and Inside Festival, to be held at the Marina Bay Sands hotel (above) in Singapore this October, programme director Paul Finch describes the themes of the two coinciding events.

Paul Finch

First up is the World Architecture Festival (WAF), a series of awards, talks and exhibitions with the title Value and Values. "What value does architecture provide socially, economically, psychologically, functionally, to clients and communities around the world?" asks Finch.

WAF 2013

The biennial Inside Festival joins WAF in Singapore for the first time this year. The theme will be Keeping it Real, which Finch says will include "things like the virtues of augmented reality" within its exhibition and conference programme.

Inside 2013

A student charrette will also feature in the event, where students from about eight schools around the world will look at the implications of ageing populations on architecture and design.

The World Architecture Festival and Inside Festival take place from 2 to 4 October at the Marina Bay Sands hotel and conference centre in Singapore.

This year Dezeen readers can save 10% on the early rate cost of entering the WAF and Inside awards. Simply open a user account via the WAF or Inside website, follow the instructions given then use the VIP code "Dezeen" when registering your entry to claim your discount before 7 June.

Architects and designers booking a pass to attend the World Architecture Festival will also receive a 25% discount when registering a second delegate, while a 50% discount will be applied when booking a third.

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The music featured in the above movie is a track called HKPF by UK producer Sun Yin. You can listen to the full track on Dezeen music Project.