The internationally acclaimed gallery of architecture and urbanity, Aedes Architecture Forum, together with the Rujak Center for Urban Studies and the Goethe Institut in Southeast Asia are organizing an international workshop in Jakarta titled ‘SMART CITY=Smart Citizen+Smart Process’, from 3-13 of January 2013 in Jakarta. This workshop and its results will be part of the Interdisciplinary Urban Exhibition & Symposium of SMART CITY: The Next Generation, Focus South East Asia” in Berlin on June 2013. This workshop will be running by Dietmar Leyk & Rujak Center for Urban Studies. Dietmar Leyk is Visitor Professor at Berlage Institute and TU Delft.
We are inviting participants from age of 21-28. This workshop is suitable for 4th year students and young graduates from all subjects. This workshop does not only focus on built environment and spatially based solutions, but it will embrace urban tactics, innovative solutions, inter-disciplinary approaches and resilient tips. Your idea can be derived from diverse subjects, from architecture to urban planning, from product design to campaign design, from social approach to economic or environmental approach. It could be anything, as long as you believe that your idea is smart and could improve the living conditions in Jakarta. We are also interested in projects that take human behavior into both sustainability and social cohesion in the Jakarta’s urban context. Your ideas should address one OR combinations of these challenges:
1. Resilient and Disaster
4. Water-related issue
SMART CITY=Smart Citizen + Smart Process
The idea of Smart City is not only limited to geo-localization and wikification of places or massive use of ICTs (information and communication technology) in the city. Some people believe that smart cities is about the accessibility to and use of ICTs for citizens and city administration; or it’s about its human and social capital that accumulated in various concepts; or it’s about the education level of urban population and the generation of localized knowledge. Or sometimes it can be identified smart cities as its smart economy, its smart mobility and its smart environmental strategy.
Smart citizens produce a smart city, and vice versa. We believe that a smart city is a city that build based on citizen agreement. It will keep learning and adaptive. Its citizens build it together; therefore it is also an accumulation of citizen’s intelligence. A smart city is a city where its citizens able to participate in shaping and deciding their future together.
Is JAKARTA Smart Enough?
Plato said that ‘The City is what it is because our citizens are what they are”. A City is a process; a repository of possibilities by the people and from the people. And being smart is one of o solution to be sustainable in the future.
Jakarta is the megacity with 9.6 millions registered citizens that covered 665km2 of land and 1800 km2 of water. 13 main rivers run through Jakarta, almost 30% of its land is under sea level. Jakarta is sinking at the rate of 1-18 cm/year depends on location. Jakarta is a perfect combination of urban man-made disaster and natural disaster: +/- 900 fires every year, almost 300 floods in 70% of Jakarta areas, extreme drought in East and West area of Jakarta and even tornado in Thousand Islands. In 2004, the Study on Integrated Transportation Policy predicted that Jakarta would have a massive traffic jam and transportation in 2014 if no mass rapid transportation built. The current and average car speed is decreasing and now reaches almost 10 km/hour. Jakarta is also the center of Indonesia economy, rapidly urbanized in periphery area and an economic magnet. Current Jakarta economic growth is 7% and the minimum wage in Jakarta is the highest in Indonesia (USD 250/month)
But Jakarta is also a megacity that full of optimism with the new populist governor. This is a melting pot of culture. The morphology of Jakarta consists of historical walled city, urban kampongs, gated communities, superblocks and various forms. Forthcoming urbanization trend is expected to intensify Jakarta density as the Indonesia population grows.
This workshop will give opportunity for young people to think smartly and give an alternative solution to make Jakarta a better and smarter city. We will select maximun 2 participants to be invited in design workshop in Aedes Campus, Berlin from 10-20 June 2013.
1. Young people from age of 21 to 28
2. Have a passion about Jakarta
3. Suitable for students/young professional who work on architecture, urban planning, design & communication, product design, economic studies, social studies, sociology, anthropology, arts, medical studies, public health, law, urban management, well basically, any fields will do.
4. This is an individual proposal
HOW TO PARTICIPATE?
Prospective participants have to submit their Smart City ideas proposals in English. There are 3 proposal formats that you can choose:
1. 300 words of abstract; OR
2. Image Collage in A3 PDF format; OR
3. 2 minutes of Video
Your proposal should address one OR combination of these challenges: Resilient and Disaster, Mobility, Habitat and Water-related issue.
Please submit your proposal in English and 1 page of your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any question please feel free to contact us via email: email@example.com or phone 021 31906809. Submission deadline: 30 December 2012.
Your proposals will be part of SMART CITY: The Next Generation exhibition in Berlin from May to July 2013.
About Smart City Workshop
1. “Smart City=Smart Citizen+Smart Process”Workshop will be conducted from 3-13 January 2013
2. There will be site visits to selected places and communities
3. Each participants have to commit to finish their work by 1 February 2013 in order to be exhibit on June 2013 in SMART CITY: The Next Generation Exhibition in Berlin.
4. This workshop is free of charge
5. This workshop and participants works will be under Creative Commons License.
6. We will select 2 participants to be invited in Design Workshop in Aedes Campus, 10-20 June 2012.