Studio Visits with Our Friends at UNS…

By Michael Haggerty

This morning the Solo Kota Kita team paid a visit to Universitas Salebas Maret, which we always enjoy doing because so many of the students who volunteer with our team come from the architecture school here. Stephen and Alice shared their studio work from MIT and then we had a good discussion about the challenges and politics of being a designer or planner in Solo.

So what’s on the students’ minds? Some topics that came up today: rivers, public spaces and why some never get used, how and when to listen to the public during the design process, the role of architects in mediating conflict between communities and government…

Great talk! And thank you to Bima Pratama for organizing the discussion!!

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