Culture Heritage Talks

2022-01-20 10 a.m. (GMT +7)


Culture Heritage Talks


Yogyakarta is one cities in Indonesia which well known for its rich culture and historical tourism. Its center is located along imaginary axis that stretches from North to South, connecting Mount Merapi to the South Seas of Parangkusumo Beach, while the Palace is located in between. This line has a deep philosophical meaning and is one of the starting points of the city’s urban planning. In short, within the urban area, from the White Pal Tugu Monument in the North to the Krapyak Stage in the South, on along the imaginary axis, there is also a philosophical axis. It is basically a spiritual concept when the city of Yogyakarta was built more than 250 years ago.

The Malioboro is a street located right on the philosophical axis. It acts as the city center where trade, tourism, economic and office activities as well as cultural events take place. More than 250 years ago, Malioboro transformed into a core of economic activity through a traditional market during the reign of Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono I. Since 1758, Malioboro has continued to exist as a trading zone and has become one of the areas that represents the face of Yogyakarta city.

The government, in collaboration with Indonesian Institute of Architects Yogyakarta Chapter, is trying to discover the best solution for the future development of Malioboro by having dialogues, bringing the complexity of its problems inherent due to eras and interests. The future development of Malioboro requires a holistic solution, which involves all stakeholders. Three expectations to be obtained as follows:

  • Renewal for the sustainability of historical areas or respecting urban history for the sake of regional sustainability and a better future.
  • Strengthening local wisdom requires respect for locality through inspiring architecture.
  • And respect the context of a smart, friendly and arts-cultured environment to regenerate the city of the future.

The Culture Heritage Talks accommodate many ideas from sociologists, anthropologists, urban planner, archaeologists, humanists, artists, architects, and community leaders. These ideas are expected to broaden our knowledge in understanding Malioboro as well as its broad relationship with Yogyakarta, in the past and present, towards the future city that we dream of. This event will be held in 3 consecutive webinar sessions on 20th January, 3rd February, and 17th February 2022. The sub-themes for each session are:

  • Respecting the Urban history to Sustain the Old for better future
  • Respecting Genius Loci through Inspiring Architecture
  • Respecting Green-Art-Smart Context to regenerate the Old

This series will be part of the Musyawarah Provinsi X, the triennial meeting of Indonesian Institute of Architects, Yogyakarta Chapter. It is expected to trigger deeper insights in looking at Yogyakarta city’s future planning which carries all the hope and dream of its legacy, without forgetting its historically precious past and the flourish and prosper present.


SESSION 01: 20TH JANUARY 2022 | 10am (GMT +7)

“Respecting the Urban history to Sustain the Old for better future”

Key Speaker: Ar. Durganand Balsavar, Prof (Architect, INDIA)

Ar. Gunawan Tjahjono, Prof. Dr. (Architect)
Inajati Adrisijanti, Prof. Dr. (Archeologist)
Achmad Charis Zubair, Assoc. Prof. (Sociologist)

Ar. Eko Prawoto, IAI (Architect)



SESSION 02: 3rd FEBRUARY 2022 | 10am (GMT +7)

“Respecting Genius Loci through Inspiring Architecture”

Key Speaker: Ar. Sang Leem Lee, PhD (Architect, SOUTH KOREA)

Joseph Prijotomo*, Prof. Dr. (Academician)
Etty Padmodiputro, AIA (Urban Designer, US)
Herry Zudiyanto* (Public Leader)

Laretna T. Adishakti (Heritage Activist)



SESSION 03: 17th FEBRUARY 2022 | 10am (GMT +7)

“Respecting Green-Art-Smart Context to regenerate the Old”

Key Speaker: Ar. Sou Fujimoto* (Architect, JAPAN)

GKR Hemas* (Parliament)
Ar. Budiman Hendropurnomo (Architect)
Sumbo Tinarbuko, Dr. (Artist)

Dr. Ikaputra, IAI (Architect)



*) In Confirmation

Event Details

Organizer : Ikatan Arsitek Indonesia DI Yogyakarta

Start Date : 2022-01-20

End Date : 2022-02-17

Time : 10 a.m. (GMT +7)

Event Venue

Venue : Zoom

Address : Zoom meeting will be informed through e-mail after registration

Phone : +62 817-0410-220

Event Location