Department of Architecture Universitas Indonesia and Badan Ekonomi Kreatif Indonesia hold “Tanahku Indonesia” Exhibition

Department of Architecture Universitas Indonesia and Badan Ekonomi Kreatif hold an exhibition entitled “Tanahku Indonesia” on Dia.Lo.Gue Artspace, Kemang, South Jakarta on 8-12 November 2017. The exhibition is filled with a series of workshops and seminar as well as showing the richness of local materials of Indonesia.

“Tanahku Indonesia” exhibition showing the potential of earth-based local materials in architecture and interior as a part of Indonesia’s national creative economy. The understanding of materiality is not limited to the physical properties of materials that come up with different shape and variety but also including the broader understanding of methods and techniques that enable them to exist as well as its ecological and everyday context.

“Tanahku Indonesia” attempts to explore the variety of earth-based materials and its application to architecture and interior design in various contexts in Indonesia. The richness of Indonesia’s earth is showed as potentials that are believed can enhance the quality of architectural and interior design and increase the economic value which promotes community participation.

An important call from “Tanahku Indonesia” exhibition is about to focus on the very beginning of creative processes in architecture and design interior in Indonesia. At this stage, its located the essentials creative process that embodied within the community everyday and cultural values. Promoting these values thus plays essential roles in empowering the creative economy that based on local community participation.

Another crucial surfacing message is aiming at the education of architecture and interior design that are lack of understanding of locality in its creative process. There is a big call for architecture and interior design education in Indonesia to promotes the importance of local potentials that embodied within the Indonesia’s earth and build a strong foundation to enhance the development of Indonesia creative economy. The exploration of local material potentials to education, research and practices thus become our challenges today.

The exhibition is curated by Yandi Andri Yatmo and Paramita Atmodiwirjo, whose are the professors of architecture in Universitas Indonesia. Along with the exhibition, on 11 November there is workshop showing Kandura Studio as well as seminars that are showing Chairul Amal Septono from HDII DKI Jakarta, a representative from Serasa Tegel Yogyakarta and architect Andra Matin. On 12 November there is a workshop from artist/architect Eko Prawoto and also there are seminars that showing speakers from IAI Bali, DIY, Jakarta, Jawa Tengan and NTB as well as architectural critics Budi A. Sukada and value engineer Mohammed Ali Berawi.