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CONNECTING ASIA AND EUROPE

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The latest edition of ANIH Bulletin (Asian Network for Industrial Heritage) has been published. I am thankful for the contributions of Hildebrand P.G. de Boer and Wid Widoyoko from the Netherlands. This was my effort to connect industrial heritage activities in Asia and Europe. It is always good to communicate and to exchange information. It is inspiring, and stimulating, especially for industrial heritage practitioners in Indonesia. Blurring Boundaries in Europe – Industrial Culture on the Move by Hildebrand P.G. de Boer. Book Review about Coal Mine Railway in Dutch East India/Indonesia by W Widoyoko Please click the link here for more details: https://anih.culture.tw/index/en-us/anihbulletins

1921 DRAINAGE SYSTEM IN MEDAN

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Pan-Sumatra Network presents Dr. Kuswandi,  Water Resources and Risk Disaster Engineer,  in the monthly discussion of June who will share his research about the drainage system in Medan since 1921. It was underground drainage with consideration about the environment, the river flows in the city, hydrologic pattern, the needs of urban utility, and society's behaviors.  It is a pity that this huge and valuable investment during the Dutch-Indies period   was not well maintained and lost its function.  Is there any possibility to recover it for the current development? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Diskusi Bulanan Pansumnet SISTEM DRAINASE KOTA MEDAN 1921  Konsep Perancangan Mitigasi Kota Terhadap Genangan dan Pencemaran Lingkungan Narasumber: Dr. Kuswandi, S.T., M.T Water Resources and Risk Disaster Engineer Fakultas Teknik Sipil, Institut Teknologi Medan (ITM) Moderator: Yulianto Qin Dosen Prodi Arsitektur Universitas Katolik St. Thomas Medan Rabu, 23 Juni 2021 Jam 19:00 - 21:00 WIB Media: Z

THE LEGACY OF SOEKARNO

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I will share the views when a birthplace house is turned into a museum, what should be considered? It is a special house because it is about the founding father of Indonesia, Soekarno. The webinar is in Bahasa Indonesia. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Webinar Krearture Vol.4 Rumah Kelahiran Bung Karno Pembicara: 1. Hasti Tarekat - Heritage hands-on, Belanda 2. Prof. Dr. Purnawan Basunduro SS, M.Hum - Ketua Masyarakat Sejarah Indonesia 3. Hermawan Dasmanto - Ara Studio (@ara.studio.id) Streaming via Zoom : Senin, 21 Juni 2021 13:00 WIB Pendaftaran: https://bit.ly/3zqHAyd

150 DUTCH ARCHITECTS IN THE DUTCH-INDIES

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  Since seceral weeks, I have been translating the book of Obbe Norbruis, Architectuur in de Archipel, 150 Architecten in Nederlands Indië en Indonesië, Hun Gebouwen, Architectuur, en Stijlinvloeden (Architecture in the Archipelago, 150 Architects in the Dutch-Indies and Indonesia, Their Buildings, Architecture, and Style Influence). Involving in Indonesia's cultural heritage conservation efforts, especially about the historical buildings from the Colonial period, I realize how much this book will be beneficial for the Indonesians. Interests and attentions about the historical buildings increase in the last few decades, the researchers and the general public need more and more references. It is time to have a refreshing source of information, and this book is one of them.  Obbe Norbruis came with a fresh look at Indonesia's historical buildings and classified them based on his own knowledge and observation. The result is a new and brave approach. A classification of the histor

HUMAN RESOURCES INVESTMENT

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For a heritage movement that is relatively new like in Indonesia, an investment in human resources is one of the strategic approaches. It will deliver human resources who understand correctly why heritage is important for the development of a country. It will also ensure that the heritage movement will last longer and more sustainable.  The investment could be in any form: traineeship, internship, formal and informal education, courses, and a lot of site visits and traveling. I have been doing all of those methods from the very beginning of my heritage endeavor, for example in Sumatra through Sumatra Heritage Trust, and in Indonesia in general through my consulting bureau.  That is also the reason why I am enthusiastic to support in any possible ways for the young colleagues who visit the Netherlands to learn more about heritage, directly or indirectly. Before the Covid-19 pandemic, guests came regularly. During the pandemic in 2021, so far I only received one guest, that was Anita Hal

728th Anniversary of Surabaya!

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728th Anniversary of Surabaya is celebrated by UNIVERSITAS CIPUTRA and SURABAYA HERITAGE SOCIETY. 31 May 2021 19:00 – 20:30 WIB Join Zoom Meeting zoom.us/j/99118960286 ?… Meeting ID: 991 1896 0286 Passcode: 519899 YouTube : youtu.be/dOkIPZz2XKg This is the announcement from the organizers in Surabaya in Bahasa: Menjamboet Oelang Tahoen Kota Soerabaja ke 728, Program Stoedi Arsitektoer – UNIVERSITAS CIPUTRA dan SURABAYA HERITAGE SOCIETY Dengen bangga menjadjiken Serial Webinar Boelanan, bertadjoek TANDJOENG PERAK KAPAL E KOBONG “Monggo Menjimak, Pakar2 Heritage Pada Ngomong” SERIAL KE SATOE “BELADJAR DARI TETANGGA” Njang aken bitjara : Hasti Tarekat (Heritage Hands-on Amsterdam) "Djedjak-djedjak Indonesia di kota Amsterdam” Lya Dewi Anggraini (Arsitektoer- Interior Universitas Ciputra) A Journey from Traditional Machiya in Kyoto to the Brick Red House in Yokohama, Japan.

MINGLE WITH THE DUTCH NETWORK

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Starting today I join a seven months online training called Erfgoedparticipatie-lab (the Heritage Participation Lab) organized by Erfgoed Academie (Heritage Academy) in the Netherlands. This training aims to support the implementation of the Faro Convention . It means to encourage a sense of belonging of heritage and participation of the European society in heritage practices.  I am excited to join the training because it is a relatively new network for me, and it is about the heritage of Europe, especially the Netherlands.  (Picture: Erfgoedacademie)

LEADERSHIP ESTAFET

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I moved to Medan, North Sumatra (from Bandung) in 1997, and a year later on 29 April, together with seven Medan'ers, we established Sumatra Heritage Trust or Badan Warisan Sumatra (BWS). Today the organization exists for 23 years with a new Indonesian name (Beranda Warisan Sumatra-BWS), a new logo, and a new website.  The current Board's members who are younger than the Founders decided that the organization needs to reborn with a new spirit and a more actual appearance. I agreed and supported the idea. The vision and mission of the organization stay. I think this is a healthy dynamic of the regeneration process.  The 23rd Anniversary is celebrated cheerfully in Medan itself, but especially online, during this Covid19 pandemic. BWS organizes a seminar about regulations of heritage, a workshop about archives, and a monthly period of virtual programs. Glad to see the enthusiasm and creativity of the younger generation of the BWS's leadership. I am thankful that the leadership