The 90th RIHN seminar

Date: 26 July 2013 (Fri.)
Time: 12:15 –13:15
Venue: Seminar room 3 & 4, RIHN ( → Access)
Speaker: Dr. Johannes WIDODO
(Visiting Research Fellows, RIHN project "Megacities and the Global Environment", Associate Professor, Department of Architecture School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore)


This short reflection will be looking at urban and architectural sustainability from cultural angle. Cultural sustainability encompasses various issues related to human and its relationships with nature and community, and at the same time, manifested in the articulation and inhabitation aspects of the built environment as in architecture and urbanism. The talk will present some examples from Asian cases, from Asian perspective.

Curriculum Vitae (Summary):

Dr. Johannes Widodo is an Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore, School of Design and Environment, Department of Architecture. His current position is the Deputy Head Research and Executive co-Editor of JSEAA (Journal of Southeast Asian Architecture). He holds an honorary position as Adjunct Professor at the Department of Urban Planning and Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea; and Visiting Research Fellow at the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN), Kyoto, Japan.
He received his professional degree in Architecture from Parahyangan Catholic University (Bandung, Indonesia, 1984), Master of Architectural Engineering degree from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Leuven, Belgium, 1988), and PhD in Architecture from the University of Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan, 1996).
His research areas include Architecture History and Theory, Urban & Cultural Studies, and Heritage Conservation & Management. He is one of the founding members of mAAN (modern Asian Architecture Network), iNTA (International Network of Tropical Architecture), and DoCoMoMo Macau. He is serving as a jury member for UNESCO Asia Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation, a member of ICOMOS Scientific Committee and National Committee of Indonesia, a founding member of ICOMOS National Committee of Singapore, and an associate member of the Asian Academy for Heritage Management.

KURATA Takashi (Associate Professor, RIHN)
Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
457-4 Motoyama, Kamigamo, Kita-ku, Kyoto, 603-8047, Japan
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