Archilecture Series was held again by the Department of Architectural Engineering and Planning on Friday (27/5). The Archilecture Series this time is one of the pre-events of The 6th Biennale ICIAP 2022 which will be held at the end of the year.
The event is open to the public and conducted online via Zoom with the topic “Adaptive Landscape, Resilient City”. The main speaker at this event was Dissa Pidanti Raras, who is the Urban Designer & Landscape Designer of Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl. After receiving a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Architecture, Gadjah Mada University, Dissa continued her education at the Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design program at GSAPP, Columbia University. In addition, Dissa also has experience working on various landscaping, planning, and research projects in Jakarta, Singapore, New York, to Switzerland.
In her presentation, Dissa explained that the extreme climate change that is hitting the world today is also a result of urban infrastructure development, therefore a sustainable and resilient city design is needed to deal with this. One of them is through adaptive landscape design, which makes nature and various natural processes that occur as part of the design. Dissa also presented her projects with Ramboll Studio in Singapore as a precedent in her explanation of 5S design thinking that needs to be considered in adaptive design, namely site, scale, scenario, stewardship, and share-benefit.
After the presentation was over, the event continued with a question and answer session. Guided by Alyas Abibawa as moderator, several participants enthusiastically asked questions that sparked an interesting discussion. According to Dissa, implementing adaptive design in Indonesia needs to be adapted to the local context and existing social conditions. She believes that currently people in Indonesia are also increasingly concerned and understand the importance of public outdoor space, especially after the pandemic, public awareness to be able to do outdoor activities safely and comfortably is also increasing. This should be a momentum for many parties to invest in the development of a good public outdoor space.
At the end of the event, Dissa also expressed his enthusiasm for welcoming ICIAP which will be held this year. The event then ended with a Zoom photo session together.
The Archilecture can be viewed again via the following link: