The Why Factory, Erasmus Huis, IAI Nasional and IAI-EU present:
15 November 2011, 19.00-21.00
at Perpustakaan Pusat (Central Library), Universitas Indonesia Depok
Debate with Winy Maas, Ridwan Kamil, Avianti Armand, Imelda Akmal et al.
Ticket reservation: firstname.lastname@example.org (Rp 175,000)
TIP: buy the ticket for Public Lecture IAI 15-16 November for Rp 500,000 including Green Talk (contact email@example.com)
Green Talk is a public event that brings visionary thinkers in architecture and urbanism together to discuss about the state of green in the world today. In this debate, the audience can interact with the very special speakers whom we have invited for this event. There is confusion about what green means for design, architecture and urbanism. Winy Maas in the well-acclaimed book Green Dream (NAi publisher, 2010) asserts that green projects are still disconnected efforts which fail to attain the scale of the interventions that are actually called for. Green is fashionable, but its design potentials remain unexplored. The discussion will involve questioning what is currently labelled as ‘green’ and if it makes sense in the bigger picture. It challenges architectural conventions and looks into the potentials of new green architecture. It recognizes that green buildings alone do not make a green city, but also looks at potential solutions within the cities themselves, how it will change them and where the boundaries lie. Is a green city actually feasible? Is green is ultimately about performance? The discussion will comment on green urban projects and observations of the future.
Winy Maas: professor at TU Delft, world class architect & urban designer; founder of MVRDV, a multi awarded architecture firm in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He is also director of The Why Factory, a think tank and research group at TU Delft, the Netherlands.
Avianti Armand: Jakarta-based independent architect, curator, writer, critic and lecturer at the University of Indonesia.
Ridwan Kamil: one-of-a-kind architect, urban designer, lecturer; the spearhead of URBANE, a well-known architecture and firm in Bandung and Jakarta, Indonesia. His works have won many awards. He also teaches at the Bandung Institute of Technology.
Imelda Akmal: writer, architect; director of IAAW, she has written many books on architecture in Indonesia. She is a living database on contemporary architecture practice in Indonesia since 1998. She obtained a Master degree in architectural theory from the Architectural Association in London.
Daliana Suryawinata: architect, urbanist, curator; director of SHAU Rotterdam, an architecture and urban design office. After obtaining a master degree from the Berlage Institute Rotterdam, she worked for OMA, West8 and MVRDV. She curated Open City Jakarta, a section of the prestigious 4th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam. She also a researcher and lecturer at The Why Factory, TU Delft and chief officer for IAI-EU.