Postcolonial Thinking and Built Environments: Mapping the Fields
A/Prof. Amanda Achmadi – Postcolonial Thinking and Built Environments: Mapping the Fields
Public Lecture – Wed, 10 Jan 24 @ 3pm-5pm
Workshop – Thu, 11 Jan 24 @ 9am-12pm
at Architecture ITB Building, Postgraduate Studio Lv.3 (offline)
As a postcolonial country, Indonesia has some characteristics that are legacy of colonialism, subconsciously embedded in the country’s social, cultural, political and economic system. With these lingering effects of colonialism persisting, researchers need to develop certain critical thinking and perspectives in looking at the phenomena happening in the country. This is where postcolonial studies gain significance, as they lend a lens to understanding the complexity of the palimpsest of Indonesia’s current reality.
So, what is postcolonial studies, and what does it bring to the discourse in Indonesia? What are the critical points of postcolonial studies that are crucial in doing research in and about Indonesia? Who are the key figures that we can refer to in postcolonial study literature? And what is the risk if we omit this discourse in our research?
A/Prof. Amanda Achmadi will elaborate on this topic in her upcoming lecture. This lecture is open to SAPPD students and the public (free of charge). Please confirm your attendance at https://bit.ly/Workshop_Amanda.
This public lecture and workshop is a collaboration between the School of Architecture, Planning and Policy Development (SAPPD), ITB and the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning (ABP), The University of Melbourne.