architecture and creative process of yusuf bilyarta mangunwijaya

online lecture

31 may 2024

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On 31 May 2024, we held the third event of the project LEARNING FROM MANGUNWIJAYA. Wiryono Raharjo, M. Arch, Ph.D., Universitas Islam Indonesia, gave a deep insight into the architecture and creative process of Yusuf Bilyarta Mangunwijaya.

An Indonesian priest, writer, political activist, and architect, Yusuf Bilyarta Mangunwijaya studied architecture at RWTH Aachen University in West Germany from 1960 to 1966, after which he returned to Indonesia. In his architectural projects, he sought to translate the universal principles of modernism into an authentic, indigenous expression. He can be seen as a forerunner in collaborative and sustainable architecture that responded specifically to the needs of the local environment.

Mangunwijaya received the Aga Khan Award in 1992 for his Kali Code River Redevelopment Project in Yogyakarta (1980–1985). In 1995, he was awarded the Ruth & Ralph Erskine Award in Sweden in recognition of his commitment to serving underprivileged sections of the population.

In his talk, Wiryono Raharjo, M. Arch, Ph.D., Universitas Islam Indonesia, gave a deep insight into the architecture and creative process of Yusuf Bilyarta Mangunwijaya.

The session was be moderated by Aryo Akbar Aldiansyah, M. Arch., Universitas Islam Indonesia.

The lecture was part of the workshop programme hosted by the Department of Architecture, Universitas Islam Indonesia, Yogyakarta.