Book launch Dipl.-Ing. Arsitek: German-trained Indonesian Architects from the 1960s

Dipl.-Ing. Arsitek: German-trained Indonesian Architects from the 1960s ©

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We cordially invite you to the launch of the accompanying book Dipl.-Ing. Arsitek: German-trained Indonesian Architects from the 1960s.

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Jointly curated by a German-Indonesian team, the project illuminates the lives and work of Indonesians who studied in Germany and graduated in the 1960s with the degree of Diplom-Ingenieur (Dipl.-Ing.) in architecture. After graduation, many of the newly trained architects returned home and became protagonists of modern Indonesian architecture. Some of them, however, remained in Europe, settling in Germany, Switzerland, or the Netherlands.
The book provides multi­faceted insights into this little-known aspect of German­Indonesian relations. In-depth portraits are given of the architects Bianpoen, Han Awal, Herianto Sulindro, Jan Beng Oei, Mustafa Pamuntjak, Soejoedi Wirjoatmodjo, Suwondo Bismo Sutedjo and Yusuf Bilyarta Mangunwijaya. Many of the cited plans and documents come from the architects’ personal archives and are now available to the public for the first time. Fifteen exemplary buildings are documented in their current context in new photographs produced for this project, highlighting their unique characteristics and qualities.
At the GoetheHaus Jakarta, the German and Indonesian curators of the project, Avianti Armand, Moritz Henning, Sally Below, and Setiadi Sopandi, provide insights into the research on which the project and the exhibition are based and present the now published book on the subject. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Ingo Schöningh, Head of Cultural Programmes Goethe-Institut Indonesien.

A limited number will be available at the event.