Call for Student Participants on International Summer Course on Imogiri Saujana Heritage, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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Type: 
Summer Program
Date: 
October 6, 2016 to October 19, 2016
Location: 
Indonesia
Subject Fields: 
Architecture and Architectural History, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Fine Arts, Historic Preservation, Urban Design and Planning

Center for Heritage Conservation

DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING UNIVERSITAS GADJAH MADA

YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA

 

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT

 

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER COURSE ON

IMOGIRI SAUJANA HERITAGE

Theme: 

PARTICIPATORY PLANNING AND DESIGN FOR BATIK ECO-MUSEUM

October 6-19, 2016

 

INTRODUCTION

Saujana heritage or cultural landscape heritage is the inextricable unity between nature and manmade heritage in space and time, or the variety of interactive manifestation between manmade heritage and natural environment.  The interaction of nature and culture has become a new perspective in global discourse of sciences especially those which concern with heritage conservation started in the end of the 80’s.  However, in the Indonesian higher education as well as the discourse on the saujana has not well developed. Whereas in fact, Indonesia from Sabang to Merauke is a mosaic of one of the world’s largest diversity of saujana that needs interdisciplinary developed. 

In 2014, Yogyakarta was declared by the World Craft Council as the World Batik City. And Imogiri Saujana Heritage in Bantul Regency, Yogyakarta Special Province, is an area that has a strong relation with the history of Yogyakarta Sultanate. Imogiri also is known with its long history traditional  hand writing batik product. With its special history and batik product, in 2011 Imogiri was set by the provincial government as a Heritage Area (Governor Decree No. 186, 2011).

The area of Imogiri has rich of natural and cultural potentials associated with the existence of the traditional batik. There are fertile soil and rural atmosphere as well as everyday community life of traditional villages which performs the value and variety of interactive manifestation between manmade heritage and natural environment  called saujana. The batik activity of the community has developed since hundreds of years ago, and to date remains ongoing. This batik activity in Imogiri also shows the strong batik activity in Yogyakarta. It has been rooted in the Imogiri community life, so batik and Imogiri cannot be separated.

The interaction between the landscape and community culture over space and time units is mirrored in the physical features of the Imogiri area, including the traditional architecture of the houses, and unique community cultural traditions (agriculture activity in traditional way, traditional batik making, daily life of the people, beliefs, and arts) that are inherited from generation to generation. The rich potencies of the landscape and culture of Imogiri, and also the strong unity of them, make this area an outstanding cultural landscape heritage.

            The outstanding of Imogiri cultural landscape, especially the batik activity and hand writing batik products,  has prompted the idea of batik lovers and cultural landscape conservationists to make Imogiri as a living museum for batik (batik eco-museum). According to Ohara (1998), eco-museum are:

1) heritage conservation: nature, culture, and local traditional industry;

2) community participation in the management and operational for their future;

3) the basic activity of the museum: collection, preservation, study, exhibition, and education.

            In line with the idea of Imogiri batik eco-museum and the event of Jogja International Batik Biennale 2016 that will be held on October 12-16, the International Summer Course on Imogiri Saujana Heritage will be relevant to be conducted.  This summer course for faculty staff and students from Gadjah Mada University as well as other universities in Indonesia and  foreign universities aims to give scientific and practical respons to Imogiri cultural landscape conservation.  This activity is also expected to give inputs for policies, planning and design guidelines of Imogiri batik eco-museum, knowledge and experience to the participants, and of course tighten the collaboration among universities.

 

OBJECTIVES

The objective of the International Summer Course on Imogiri Saujana Heritage in a specific theme is emphasized on enhancing participants’ knowledge and understanding on saujana heritage conservation, and implementing concepts and techniques of saujana heritage conservation in planning and design of the local outstanding  (batik center and cultural landscape heritage) as an eco-museum. This program also aims to give a contribution to the development of Imogiri Cultural Landscape Heritage as the  World Center of Excellence of Batik.

 

In detail, the objectives of the International Summer Course on Imogiri Saujana Heritage are:

1)   To give participants a comprehension on conservation and management of Imogiri saujana heritage, including its social and cultural systems, physical and environmental settings, traditional building  and village architecture, and batik activity system.

2)   To give participants knowledge and understanding about a living museum, its role in Imogiri cultural landscape heritage conservation, and the position of the Imogiri area in the world.

      3)   To enhance participant skill in implementing concepts, methods, 

      conservation process and landscape management in the actual case, 

      including inventory, documentation, analysis, and formulation of 

      conservation guidelines on local batik culture.

4)   To give participants experience directly in the field to do planning and design of Imogiri area as a living museum.

 

OUTCOME TARGET

1) Plan and design of Imogiri batik eco-museum which will be given to the related institutions.

2) Pioneer the collaboration for summer course program continuously in the future.

3) Contribution to Yogyakarta Special Province to make Imogiri Saujana Heritage as the World Center of Excellence of Batik.

 

TIME AND VENUE

The program is organized for 14 days (October 6-19, 2016) in the City of Yogyakarta and Imogiri Village, in the same time with the Jogja International Batik Biennale 2016 (October 12-16, 2016), so that some of the summer course activities will be integrated in the Jogja International Batik Biennale 2016.

 

ACTIVITY PROGRAM

In the International Summer Course on Imogiri Saujana Heritage (October 6-19, 2016), participants will experience fun learning activities, as follow:

The Program of International Summer Course on Imogiri Saujana Heritage

October 6-19, 2016

DAY

DATE

PROGRAM

NOTES

1

Thursday

6

Arrival of Participants

 

Informal welcome party & briefing

 

2

Friday

7

Registration

Opening of the Summer Course & Ice Breaking

 

Lectures Day @ UGM Campus

 

Explore Malioboro & various batik shops

 

3

Saturday

8

Lectures Day @ Batik production

 

Discussion @Hotel: Debriefing & assignment

 

4

Sunday

9

Field survey & work @Imogiri Batik Saujana District

 

Evening @Imogiri

 

5

Monday 

10

Lectures Day @ UGM Campus

 

Working Group Studio

 

6

Thusday

11

Lectures Day @ UGM Campus

 

Working Group Studio

 

7

Wedneday 12

The Opening of JIBB 2016 & Exhibition

Collaboration program with Jogja International Batik Biennalle 2016 (JIBB 2016) organized by Provincial Government of Yogyakarta Special Territory

Visit Exhibition

Royal Welcome Dinner

8

Tuersday 13

International Seminar on Batik Traditions for Innovation @ Ambarrukmo Royal Hotel

Cultural Dinner

9

Friday

14

Studio: Team working at Imogiri Studio

10

Saturday

15

Welcoming the JIBB delegation & ISCI presentation  @Imogiri

Half day Batik Workshop @Imogiri

Village Cultural Dinner

11

Sunday

16

Borobudur & Prambanan World Cultural Heritage, and Batik Tour

12

Monday 

17

Working Group Studio for the documentation & preparation of the presentation @UGM Campus.

 

13

Thusday

18

Presentation to the Facilitators & related parties, the document on the participatory planning and design Imogiri Batik Eco-museum @UGM Campus.

 

14

Wednesday 19

Departure of participants

 

 

PARTICIPANTS

Students from Indonesian and overseas universities who have concerns on cultural landscape heritage conservation. Target: 15 Indonesian students and 15 foreign students.

FACILITIES FOR SUMMER COURSE PROGRAM

  1. Modest accommodation (homestay), meals and drinks during the program in Imogiri (October 5-19, 2016),
  2. Meals during the program,
  3. Local transportation during the program
  4. Program materials.

FACILITES NOT INCLUDED:

      1.Transportation of participants to Yogyakarta from original country/city,

  1. Passport and visa arrangements,
  2. Health insurance,
  3. Additional field trip/heritage trail (post summer school) in Yogyakarta, 
  4. Accommodation in Yogyakarta outside the Imogiri summer course  program.
  5. Personal expenses and equipment during the program.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships for international flight ticket and registration fee will be available upon requested. Please submit your registration and your portfolio.

PROGRAM OPTIONAL

The organizer may organize additional heritage tours in October 20, 2016 upon requested (personal fee), such as Borobudur  and Prambanan Temple Trip, Kraton and Tamansari Tour, Kasongan Village Trail, Mount Merapi area post-eruption Tour,  Jeron Beteng (Inside the Wall) Heritage Trail, Kotagede Heritage Trail.

REGISTRATION

Participants of the International Summer Course on Imogiri Saujana Heritage may register to:

Center for Heritage Conservation

Department of Architecture and Planning, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Gadjah Mada

Jl. Grafika 2, Sekip Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Telp. 62 274 544910.  +6281567931939, +6282220721959. Fax: 62 274 580852

Contact Person: Laretna T. Adishakti, E-mail: laretna.adishakti@gmail.com

Registration to the Organizing Committee not later than September 3, 2016

Confirmation of participation by September 5, 2016

Registration fee USD 450 for students.

Registration fee should be transferred to Bank Account after confirmation of participation:

            Yeny Paulina Leibo,

            BNI 46 Branch UGM Yogyakarta, Indonesia, No. 0134104532

Contact Info: 

 

Laretna T. Adishakti

Center for Heritage Conservation

Department of Architecture and Planning, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Gadjah Mada

Jl. Grafika 2, Sekip Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Telp. 62 274 544910.  +6281567931939, +6282220721959. Fax: 62 274 580852

E-mail: laretna.adishakti@gmail.com