The Urban Laboratory of Surabaya. The Kampung Experience Round table
16 11 '17 - 20:00
Centre for Fine Arts
Rue Ravenstein 23
Every year, the world’s population is becoming increasingly urban, growing by 65 million people annually, which also causes certain problems. Cities have thus become the ideal testing ground for new solutions that enable the city to rise to these challenges. New ideas, new spatial concepts and unusual lifestyles are implemented in a transitional way and are integrated ‘in vivo’ for observation purposes in organised urban life.
What can we learn from this? Is it possible to distil a list of ‘best practices’? Can an innovation in an urban environment be easily exported and implemented more generally? These are the questions that europalia.indonesia will attempt to answer, based on the case of Surabaya, Indonesia’s second largest city, in which nearly two-thirds of the population live in informal settlement (kampungs).
Johan Silas Professor at Laboratory of Housing and Settlement, Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology, Surabaya
Kenta Kishi Architect / Professor (Urban Studies) at Graduate School of Transdisciplinary Arts, Akita University of Art, Japan
Tri Rismaharini mayor of Surabaya
Kristiaan Borret Chief architect of Brussels Region
ModeratorsJean-Philippe De Visscher
Mohammad Cahyo Novianto