Posts Tagged ‘creativity’

04 May 2010

Call for Future

The ÜBER LEBENSKUNST project, an initiative project of the Federal Cultural Foundation in cooperation with the House of World Cultures, is turning the city of Berlin into a showcase for initiatives that bring together culture and sustainability and experiment with new models for action. We are looking for artistic projects and social initiatives that turn the impossible into a reality. (more…)

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23 Apr 2010

Kaki Lima Kota dan Arsitektur

23 April – 2 MeiKami dari panitia HUT SKETSA,

Lomba Desain Konsep

Workshop (23,24,27 April 2010)

Lomba Fotografi (penjurian 28 April 2010)

Seminar Arsitektur (29 April 2010)

Pameran Arsitektur di eX (30 April-2 Mei 2010)
Talkshow: Fengshui dalam Arsitektur (2 Mei 2010 )

Launching: Public Expose jilid 1 (1 Mei 2010)

Vincent (08978820856)Lydia (08170139193)

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01 Apr 2010

Summer School for Sustainable Design

Summer School for Sustainable Design will take place between the 30. August and the 4. September in Germany, in a cloister very close to Cologne.

The initiators are: Wuppertal Institute (, ecosign (Academy for ecologic design,, Folwang University (, Luzern University (i.a.).

You can find information about the last Summer School here:

We are looking for a lecturer, that could run/lead the workshop “Urban Creative Lifeworlds”, that will take place on September, the 1st. in the frame of the Summer School.

If you have an idea about someone, who can combine theoretical competences with practical experiences in this field, please contact me: Every information is welcome.


Urban Creative Lifeworlds

The first cities were founded about 5000 years ago. Since then, cities are functioning as centers of cultural, economic and creative growth. The sizzling urban lifestyles however grow in the urban peripheries, within flexible and informal networks. Throughout the 19th century, urban development was closely linked to industrialization; the last decades of deindustrialization however are a challenge for many cities like the former US-motor city Detroit or the urban Ruhr region (“Ruhr Metropolis”). At the same time this challenge can be a chance for a sustainable development of cities – and peripheries. Participation, networks and creativity are decisive factors for such challenges.

The “Ruhr Metropolis” adjacent to our venue, is a model for these structural changes of urban lifeworlds;  remarkable efforts have been made to face the challenges. This is why it has been rewarded as Europe’s Cultural Capital for 2010, following the maxim “Culture through Change, Change through Culture”.

There are, however, still many questions to be answered: How can the social and economic problems be transformed into new and more sustainable solutions? What is labour, what is leisure, what is a citizen in the post-industrial age? How can creativity be enhanced? How can we take advantage of the creative forces of urban peripheries? What are the perspectives of urban life in the future?

Our workshop will develop new concepts of urbanity, and creative solutions for future sustainable lifeworlds. Just the appropriate challenge for sustainable designers! The workshop will provide you with diverse perspectives from theory to real-life projects. We will go five steps to gain results:

1.     Analyzing urban living environments and discussing their structures, urban phenomena and problems, artificial and natural environments, culture and nature, creativity and transversality, and looking at the city as a system depending on interaction with its ecological, social, cultural, and emotional environment.

2.     Immersing into a real-life project of turning a normal urban environment into a creative lifeworld to explore new and sustainable ways of lifestyles, urbanity and creativity, opening altogether new and different perspectives.

3.     Providing you a space for your creativity to shape new ideas, and to apply the theoretical and practical insights to your personal experiences and backgrounds. You will shape visions of new and sustainable urban lifeworlds.

4.     Discussing and evaluating your ideas and sketches, thinking about consequences and requirements. This will be the real-life-test for your ideas.

5.     Presenting your work results to the other workshops and discussing them with the whole summer school group.

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10 Sep 2009

Ayo Pilih Bangunan Favoritmu!


Dan raih kesempatan untuk mendapatkan satu Kursi Accupunto..

Ikatan Arsitek Indonesia (IAI) Jakarta mengajak masyarakat Jakarta untuk dapat ikut berpartisipasi pada acara IAI Jakarta Award 2009 dengan cara turut memilih bangunan favorit yang ada di Jakarta.

Caranya mudah saja, cukup dengan memfoto bangunan yang difavoritkan, lalu lampirkan keterangan alamat dan alasan anda memlilih bangunan tersebut, untuk kemudian dikirim via surat elektronik (e-mail) ke alamat award@iai-; Waktu pemasukan pilihan atara 11 September hingga 16 Oktober 2009.

Pengirim yang beruntung berhak mendapatkan satu kursi Accupunto. Kursi Accupunto adalah kursi penerima penghargaan desain Red Dot Award 2003, Interior Innovation Award 2004 (German), Good Design Award (Jepang) dan Indonesian Good Design Award 2003. Pengumuman pemenang dapat dilihat pada website; pada tanggal 23 November 2009.


IAI Jakarta Award adalah penghargaan kepada karya arsitektur yang berada di DKI Jakarta oleh arsitek anggota IAI bersertifikat. Penghargaan ini diselenggarakan per tiga tahun seiring dengan penyelenggaraan Musyawarah Daerah IAI Jakarta sejak tahun 2006. Untuk kali ini IAI Jakarta Award hadir dalam cara yang berbeda guna menjangkau lebih banyak lagi arsitek dan masyarakat untuk berpartisipasi.

Seiring dengan penyelenggaraan acara festival arsitektur Jakarta : Jakarta Architecture Trienalle 2009 yang mengambil tema “Affording Architecture” atau “Menjangkau Arsitektur”, IAI Jakarta Award 09 ingin meningkatkan kesadaran masyarakat terhadap arsitektur. Arsitektur sebagai bagian yang terjangkau dari kehidupan sehari-hari, bagi seluruh warga kota. Dengan adanya interaksi yang semakin berkembang antara arsitektur dan masyarakat, maka diharapkan acara ini akan dapat turut merayakan arsitektur yang baik dan mengundang tanggapan masyarakat terhadap arsitektur yang secara perlahan membentuk Jakarta.

IAI Jakarta Award 09 akan memberikan 5 penghargaan bagi 5 bangunan di Jakarta karya arsitek anggota IAI bersertifikat (SKA), 1 penghargaan bagi bangunan di Jakarta hasil pilihan masyarakat dan 1 penghargaan bagi arsitek yang telah berkontribusi besar bagi arsitektur Jakarta. Dewan Juri terdiri atas arsitek Bambang Eryudhawan IAI dan Adi Purnomo, budayawan Gunawan Muhammad arsitek asing masing-masing Kevin Low dari Malaysia serta Michel Rojkind dari Argentina.

Karya karya nominasi akan dipamerkan pada pameran Jakarta Architecture Trienalle 2009 di Grand Indonesia pada tanggal 09 – 22 November 2009.


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28 Aug 2009

Singgih of Magno Wooden Radio offers a New Urbanism


Singgih Susilo Kartono among the trees surrounding Magno wooden radio workshop (August 23, 2009@Marco Kusumawijaya)

Singgih Susilo Kartono, the maker of Magno wooden radios, thinks we should grow together with our resources. He wants to prove it in his village, Kandangan, in Temanggung, only 8 km from the house where Police thinks Noordin Top hid.  Will it materialise sustainably or become a bursting utopia? Only more elaboration and testing-out will answer that question. We discussed this issue while enjoying fresh air in his workshop on August 23, 2009.

He envisions his village to develop sustainably with production, consumption and resources growing together in the same locale. He wants to literally grow resources for his factory. He has already started growing seeds of sonokeling, mahoni, and other hardwood that he uses for his products, the famous awards winning Magno wooden radios, toys and stationery. He distributes the seeds for free to his neighbours to plant them on their own lands. One slide of his powerful powerpoint presentation shows how more trees emerge and grow bigger as his production grows as well.

With demand for his products growing (creating a current backlog of one month), it is very likely that he will have to expand his production facilities soon, although he does not wish to hurry on that. His neighbours will also enjoy the desentralised distribution of benefits soon. If things go well in the next couple of years, the village vill soon experience a densification process, having new wealth that willl materialise in the “rural” space

Singgih’s vision of production based on local resources, and a fair distribution of wealth in the locale, revives our imagination of “garden city” and other utopias in the history of urbanism. Resources and production are closely linked with relationships clearly tangible and within sight. It would certainly means very low ecological footprint. Fortunately, his “inputs” of the electrical parts in his radios also come from nearby factories in Semarang, two hours by car from Kandangan, Singgih’s base.

His products are sold so far mostly to consumers abroad. MOMA in New York just started to sell them in their stylish museum shop. Can we assume that the value he added to the woods justifies the emission of CO2 of transporting them?

Need for a plan

In anticipation of the spectre of  “growth” that is lurking from behind both the demand for his products, and the needs of the village, Singgih is already thinking of  creating a “masterplan” to guide the village development into the future. A serious mapping of available assets (natural and man made) is needed. A vision of how a future growth wil also grow and nurture (instead of deplete) the assets will be an intriquing exercise of intellect, creativity and technical skills of many disciplines.

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24 Jul 2009

On Creativity and Sustainability

Design & Sustainability (by.Tita Larasati)

Design & Sustainability (by.Tita Larasati)

What is creative if only to produce a more variety of products and modes of consumption? What is creative industry/economy if only to create a new layer of competition? Is any layer of competition better than others?



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