Narratives, archives, and knowledge transfer –
making history accessible

15 December 2022

Moderation Amanda Achmadi

Dr. Amanda Achmadi, University of Melbourne, Senior Lecturer in Architectural Design, Architecture, Building and Planning

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Avianti Armand and Setiadi Sopandi

Avianti Armand, architect, Avianti Armand Studio, curator, architectural scholar, Jakarta

Setiadi Sopandi, architect, Indra Tata Adilaras Architects, curator, architectural scholar, Jakarta

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Leonard Maué

Leonard Maué, Federal Foreign Office of Germany, Cultural Relations Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific

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Paul Spies

Paul Spies, Director, Foundation City Museum Berlin

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Suryono Herlambang

Suryono Herlambang, senior researcher, Tarumanagara University (UNTAR), Department of Architecture and Planning

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Jo Santoso

Dr.-Ing. Jo Santoso, urban planner, architect, sociologist, member of the advisory team on National Affordable Housing Program (NAHP)

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Laksmi Pamuntjak

Laksmi Pamuntjak, novelist, poet, journalist, and food writer, Jakarta

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Online symposium
15 December 2022, 10 am – 1 pm CET (UTC+1) / 4 – 7 pm WIB (UTC+7)

The exhibition Dipl.-Ing. Arsitek: German-trained Indonesian Architects from the 1960s was developed on the basis of extensive research in private and public archives as well as numerous conversations and interviews. Many of the exhibition materials will be accessible to the public for the first time. Against this backdrop, our second symposium explores what possibilities of making historical and current discourses tangible, accessible, and useful to a broader public.

Many topics in architecture and urban planning, be they historical or contemporary, are relevant to a society, its self-image, and its cultural identity. Yet they are often discussed only in closed academic circles, if at all. Historical materials may have been archived selectively or are not accessible to the public. This raises the question of how testimonies and knowledge from the past can be used to understand our present. How do we proceed once the material has been secured and assessed? Can we improve the future if we know more about the past?

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