Students and Volunteerism
Design students have played an important role in Solo Kota Kita since the beginning of the initiative – from gathering data to making the drawings in the mini atlases. Here’s what a few of the dozens of students who have been involved have to say about the role of volunteering in their design education.
Solo Kota Kita is a project which aims at giving information about Solo to residents of the city. It was my first experience working on an urban planning project – doing analysis, making figure ground maps, using Geographic Information Systems, … Read More ->
As we rounded the corner on our motorbikes, kicking up a large cloud of dust in the narrow passageway, we caught a glimpse of our first study community in eastern Solo. Nestled between a berm to the north and a … Read More ->
Many students from the architecture and urban planning programs joined together for the early mapping initiatives of Solo Kota Kita. As the team grew bigger, many friends with different backgrounds became involved – from community activists to students from Solo … Read More ->
Before working with Solo Kota Kita, I took data’s great power largely for granted. I had synthesized and analyzed demographic data while working in private sector land use consulting, where we assumed that the quantitative information needed to solve any … Read More ->
Solo Kota Kita has shown me how I can contribute something useful for Solo – the place that has become my second hometown. We produce mini atlases that help people understand their neighborhood better. The mini atlases are also a … Read More ->