Jakarta >> Surabaya

Surabaya, Indonesia | July 4, 2011

It is always dangerous to draw conclusions from capital cities. The pressure from politics, foreign and domestic companies, even from local and international cultural critics,… all come into play when dealing with cities such Brussels, Beijing 北京, Johannesburg or Stockholm. If Jakarta is all about traffic jams, sheds, skylines and shopping-malls, how would the rest of the Indonesian cities look like? On July 4, MovingCities took a one hour flight from Jakarta to Surabaya, a 3 million-inhabitants port city, capital of the province of East Java and the main seaport and commercial center in the eastern region of Indonesia.
aerophotography – cities from the cabin.


Jakarta | ‘Rumah Rumah Tanpa Pintu’ opening

Rumah Rumah Tanpa Pintu | July 1, 2011

For Indonesian architects, a house is usually their first project, the first experiment, the first chance to make a built work. […] By removing the client out of this context, we enlarge the room to explore architecture.” So states Danny Wicaksono in his curatorial intentions for the Rumah Rumah Tanpa PintuHouses Without Doors – exhibition. The opening weekend in Jakarta was a great event full off maquettes, jongArsitek!, (but also other) architects and creatives – drinks, dialogues, music, presentation and food.