Advancing Inclusive and Sustainable Urban Development: FSRD ITB Collaborates with DILANS for Insightful Public Lecture

Oleh Anggun Nindita

Editor Anggun Nindita

BANDUNG, - The Faculty of Arts and Design (FAD) at ITB collaborated with the Elderly Disability Movement Association (DILANS) to organize a public lecture with the theme "The Role of Architects in Sustainable and Inclusive Building and Area Design" on Tuesday (14/11/2023).

The public lecture featured the Chairman of the Indonesian Architects Association (IAI) West Java, Adrianto Santoso, as a guest speaker who presented on "Urban Design Strategies: Towards a Livable and Inclusive Environment." Held at the Center for Arts, Design, and Language (CADL) Building on ITB's Ganesha Campus, the event was part of the "Road to International Disability Day 2023: Disability, Social Inclusion, and Climate Crisis" series.

In his presentation, Adrianto highlighted urban development that is not fully inclusive. He emphasized the importance of involving various stakeholders, such as the government, practitioners, and academics, to achieve better development.

Adrianto discussed several crucial issues, including how to overcome the conflict between the mobility needs of people with special needs. He explained the efforts to create solutions based on spatial studies and analysis. By redesigning urban spaces and public transportation, Adrianto and his team proved that a paradigm shift in planning can create a more inclusive and comfortable environment for all.

Additionally, Adrianto explained the annual "Architecture without Walls" event initiated by IAI West Java. He shared that this event not only opens architectural insights to the general public but also serves as a forum for multidisciplinary collaboration.

As an example, he discussed the IDEATHON workshop. "The workshop aims to create inclusive prototypes as a form of adaptation to changes in the city, economy, culture, and other social aspects," he said.

In the workshop, participants from various backgrounds, including students of architecture, interior design, transportation, and other practitioners, collaborated to create solutions for inclusive urban spaces. The results were exhibited in the Bandung Design Biennale, contributing to the discourse of inclusivity in the wider community.

At the end of the public lecture, Adrianto emphasized the importance of the role of architects in seeing architecture not only as a service to clients but also as a service to society. He invited the academic community to continue building shared awareness of an equal and inclusive urban space.

This public lecture is expected to be the first step in increasing awareness and involvement of all parties in creating buildings and areas that are more friendly and inclusive for all levels of society.

Reporter: Iko Sutrisko Prakasa Lay (Matematika 2021)

Translator: Anggi Nurdiani (Manajemen, 2021)

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