Dipl.-Ing. Arsitek: German-trained Indonesian Architects from the 1960s
On 12 January 2023, the exhibition Dipl.-Ing. Arsitek: German-trained Indonesian Architects from the 1960s at the Taman Ismail Marzuki in Jakarta ended with a great turnout of over 20,000 visitors.
We now cordially invite you to the launch of the accompanying book Dipl.-Ing. Arsitek: German-trained Indonesian Architects from the 1960s, hosted by the Goethe-Institut Indonesien.
Jointly curated by a German-Indonesian team, the project illuminates the lives and work of Indonesians who studied in Germany and graduated in the 1960s with the degree of Diplom-Ingenieur (Dipl.-Ing.) in architecture. After graduation, many of the newly trained architects returned home and became protagonists of modern Indonesian architecture. Some of them, however, remained in Europe, settling in Germany, Switzerland, or the Netherlands.
The book provides multifaceted insights into this little-known aspect of German-Indonesian relations. In-depth portraits are given of the architects Bianpoen, Han Awal, Herianto Sulindro, Jan Beng Oei, Mustafa Pamuntjak, Soejoedi Wirjoatmodjo, Suwondo Bismo Sutedjo and Yusuf Bilyarta Mangunwijaya. Many of the cited plans and documents come from the architects’ personal archives and are now available to the public for the first time. Fifteen exemplary buildings are documented in their current context in new photographs produced for this project, highlighting their unique characteristics and qualities.
At the Goethe-Institut, the German and Indonesian curators of the project, Avianti Armand, Moritz Henning, Sally Below, and Setiadi Sopandi, provide insights into the research on which the project and the exhibition are based and present the now published book on the subject.
Moderation: Dr. Ingo Schöningh, Head of Cultural Programmes, Goethe-Institut Indonesien
In order to be able to plan better, the Goethe-Institut would be pleased to receive your registration here.
The book is expected to be available in spring 2023 and can be ordered via the publisher’s website.
A limited number will be available at the event.
Jl. Dr. GSSJ Ratulangi No.9,
RT.2/RW.3, Gondangdia, Menteng,
Central Jakarta City,
The event will start at 7 pm.