Wiswakharman Expo is an annual event held by students of the UGM Architecture Study Program. The event contained an exhibition of architectural design works as a form of student excursions after visiting several places both domestic and overseas known as Kuliah Kerja Arsitektur (KKA). WEX 2019 held at Prambanan Temple presented the theme “Indonesia ‘s Rich Tourism Potential Responding Architecture” with the tagline “Ruang yang Terlewat” which is the result of KKA to Bali, Singapore, and Bangkok. The theme implies that many places in Indonesia are rich in beauty and tourism potential but are still “overlooked” by the community. The hope is that the architectural design exhibition presented can encourage people to be more explorative in exploring tourism objects in Indonesia.
WEX 2019 was held for 3 days, starting April 26 – April 28, 2019. The first event was the Opening Ceremony which was marked by the beating of the gong by Ahmad Djuhara as Chair of the Indonesian Architects Association (IAI) accompanied by Dr. Eng. Ir. Sarwadi, M. Eng as Chair of the UGM Department of Architecture and Planning. After that, the event continued with performances from Bungong, The Kandang, and several other performers. While performing, visitors were also invited to see an exhibition of architectural design works on the east side of Garuda Square, Prambanan Temple.
On the second day, there were 4 sessions. First is the Symposium Talkshow with the theme “The Mystery of Space Not Revealed”. The session began at 08.00 which was then continued with Symposium Panel Discussion at GQ Hotel. In this session, there were two panels provided by the committee, namely Panel 1 which carries the theme “River, Tourism, and People” and Panel 2 which carries the theme “Lost Space, New Face”. The session on the second day then moved to Garuda Field, Prambanan Temple in the form of an Architectural Competition Presentation and Post-KKA Presentation.
The third day was the closing of the whole series of Wiswakharman Expo 2019. On this third day, an exhibition of architectural design works was still opened. During the exhibition, visitors who came were welcome to enter through the main door provided by the committee which went directly to the location of the exhibition. At the end of the exhibition, visitors were welcomed by the appearance of guest stars on the stage. Marion Jola is one of the guest stars that became the main attraction during the closing ceremony of the Wiswakharman Expo 2019.