#BetterCities Talk Series 1: Marco Kusumawijaya

3 July 2013

The much awaited video excerpts of speakers from #BetterCities’ first talk series of the year, “The Role of Architecture in Place-Making”, are finally up! In late April, #BetterCities co-organised a talk with Galeri Petronas and Foster + Partners. It was held in conjunction with the Art of Architecture exhibition (March 6 – May 12 2013). Our esteemed panel of speakers included: Marco Kusumawijaya, Karsten Vollmer, Yap Sau Bin and one of our collaborators, Lia Tostes.

“A space becomes a place only when there are people using and taking care of it.”
Marco Kusumawijaya, Founder of RUJAK

Marco Kusumawijaya, founder and director of RUJAK Centre for Urban Studies (RCUS) is someone who likes everything about the city. He is a practitioner, activist and thinker in the fields of architecture, environment, arts, cultural heritage, urban planning and development with more than 20 years of intensive experiences, orienting his practice and thinking towards sustainable urbanism and architecture. Trained as an architect (Parahyangan University’s Architecture Department, Bandung, Indonesia), he then completed his post-graduate studies in the Centre Human Settlements, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. In 2000 he started Green Map (www.greenmap.org) in Indonesia.

Marco’s extensive curriculum vitae can be found here: http://mkusumawijaya.wordpress.com/about-2/

Below are some of his presentation slides (shared here with permission):

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