Symposium on Water and Culture,
February 3rd, 2020,
Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo, Japan,
(Organized by High-level Experts and Leaders Panel on Water and Disasters (HELP), National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism of Japan (MLIT), UN Center for Regional Development (UNCRD/UNDESA), and ICOMOS Netherlands)
Water nurtures a unique and diverse culture of a society that becomes a solid foundation of sustainable development of regions. Innovative paths for regional development can be found by looking at people’s lives and livelihood through a water lens.
Leading experts on water and culture will present cases of rich water culture and their impact on regional society and economy. Good practices and lessons on water-related regional development will be shared from both historical and modern cases.
The panelists discussed how the issue of water and culture can contribute to the advancement of global agenda such as 2030 Agenda, Paris Agreement, and Sendai Framework for Action.
|Ryuichi Tanigawa and Hiroko Sasamoto, two dearest friends in Japan|
|The delegation from the Netherlands|
|The Emperor and Empress of Japan|
Member of the Advisory Committee
on the National Policy Framework for Colonial Collections
October 2019-October 2020
It has been an honor to be one of the members of the Advisory Committee. We have worked during the pandemic through online meetings. Finally, on 7 October 2020, the result called the National Policy Framework for Colonial Collections presented to the Minister.
Demonstrate a willingness to return colonial looted art.
The recognition of injustice and the willingness to rectify it as far as possible should be the key principles of the policy on colonial collections in Dutch museums. The Netherlands must therefore be willing to return unconditionally any cultural objects looted in former Dutch colonies if the source country so requests.
The committee advises Minister Van Engelshoven to coordinate this policy with countries formerly under Dutch colonial rule, in particular Indonesia, Suriname and the Caribbean islands.
Forum on Asian Industrial Heritage Conservation
Connection of the Genealogy of Industrial Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region
October-4 November 2020
The event was originally planned to be held in Sawahlunto, West Sumatra, Indonesia. Due to the pandemic, it was held online in three sequences with the topics:
1. Establishment of Industrial Heritage Networking and Genealogy
2. Sustainability and Challenges of Industrial Heritage
3. Youth Dialogue – The Motivation of Youth Participation in Industrial Heritage Preservation
Making Historic Urban Landscape (HUL) Quick Scan Method Handbook
launched in 2021
Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands-RCE, University of Indonesia, the
IPB University, Trisakti University, and Heritage hands-on)
The Historic Urban Landscape (HUL) is an approach to the management of heritage resources in dynamic and constantly changing environments. It is based on the recognition and identification of a layering and interconnection of natural and cultural, tangible and intangible, international and local values present in any city. According to the HUL approach, these values should be taken as a point of departure in the overall management and development of the city (Quoted from WHITRAP, The World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region)
I coordinated the team from Indonesia and the Netherlands to introduce the HUL Approach in Indonesia using a method of Quick Scan that was developed by RCE. This Quick Scan (QS) Method explaining the structure of a historical inner-city in a practical way, assessing threats and opportunities, and formulating future development opportunities.
We have organized two HUL QS Method in Indonesia. First in 2018 in Muntok, West Bangka, Sumatra and the second in 2019 in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan. We would like to disseminate the HUL QS Method all over Indonesia and we decided to do it by publishing a handbook for university teachers. Hopefully, the university teachers could organize workshops with their students. The Handbook will be launched in 2021 in two versions, Indonesian and English.
NETWORK FOR HERITAGE CONSERVATION (PANSUMNET)
Online Monthly Meetings
|Sumatra Heritage Trust 22nd Anniversary|
|Connecting two former coal mining World Heritage Sites in Europe and Asia|
|Historic Urban Landscape discussion hosted in Washington DC|
|How City Development Should Connect to Its History|
|The Network of Spices Route|
|Indonesia Diaspora Speak!|
|LEAD (Leadership for Environment and Development)|
|Asia Network for Industrial Heritage (ANIH)|
Livecast, 7 December, New Metropolis Amsterdam Southeast,
about the experience of living in Southeast
CLOSER TO NATURE
|Various experts helped me to understand |
some details of the protected forest.