In recent years, the Asian Pacific region has come to hold great interest for the rest of the world, in respect to design, arts and crafts practices. Local traditional practices of manufacturing and repairing physical structures and artefacts have been acknowledged by design practitioners and academics as modes of sustaining resources and minimising natural destruction. This course will give students the opportunity to explore these techniques in Indonesia, while immersing into the local culture of Indonesia’s artisan city, Jogjakarta. Their involvement will enhance their cognitive and practical skills while enabling intercultural understanding.
Students will experience the sustainable practises of local architecture by staying in Bumi Pemuda Rahayu and interacting with resident artists and craftsmen, visit the facilities and be briefed about animal awareness by the members of local Non Government Organisation (NGO) Animal Friend Jogja. They will be introduced to local sustainable businesses, individual practitioners and NGOs such as ViaVia and Milas. They will also visit Jatiwangi Art Factory, outside of Bandung City as well as meeting one of the finest traditional batik craftswomen in her home village in Indonesia.
This trip is open to third year design students with a primary focus on design futures major students.
Length of trip:
To be advised.
Credit points awarded:
10 credit points
Number of participants:
Maximum of 12
Approximate cost:Approximately $5,000 including airfares, ground transport, accommodation, tours, workshops, functions and most meals.
The 'Overseas Help' loan is provided by the Australian Government and is repayable with the students' HECS debt. This study tour meets the requirements in that it is 10CP for a 17 day program. Provided you meet the other eligibility criteria, you can apply for this loan.