About Arte- Polis

The biennial event Arte-Polis brings together to Bandung, Indonesia, creative champions from different places around the world, to share and learn from their creative experiences on place-making. Participants come from a diverse range of disciplines, including architecture, landscape architecture and planning, business and management, cultural and development studies, design and visual arts, digital-media and information-communication technology, economics and geography, as well as the arts and humanities.

Arte-Polis is an initiative of the Architecture Program at School of Architecture, Planning and Policy Development, Institut Teknologi Bandung’s (ITB) in collaboration with other creative institutions, held, Indonesia's city with a long heritage of creative culture, communities and collaborations.

The inaugural Arte-Polis was held between 21-23 July 2006 on the ITB campus in Bandung, Indonesia. The event hailed the theme "Creative Culture and the Making of Place" through an international seminar on Urban Culture, a design workshop on Dago Creative Corridor, an exhibition featuring on Heteropia and 36 Frames, as well as a bazaar offering a Taste of Bandung. Keynote speakers of the 2006 Arte-Polis international seminar were Prof. Alexander R. CUTHBERT of the University of New South Wales, Australia, and Prof. Dorodjatun KUNTJORO-JAKTI, former Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Republic of Indonesia.

On 8-10 August 2008, Arte-Polis 2 highlighted the theme "Creative Communities and the Making of Place: Sharing Creative Experiences". This event consisted of an international conference, design charette and exhibition. Keynote speakers were the renowned Charles LANDRY of Comedia, the United Kingdom, and the distinguished Dr. Mari Elka PANGESTU, Minister for Trade, Republic of Indonesia. Featured Speakers included Prof. Lily KONG of the National University of Singapore; and Prof. Masayuki SASAKI of Osaka City University, Japan. The design charette of Arte-Polis 2 proposed creative interventions for Reclaiming Lost Space under the Pasupati Flyover-Bridge. Both the inaugural Arte-Polis and Arte-Polis 2 were attended by well over 250 participants from 16 countries.

Building on the successes of the first two Arte-Polis in 2006 and 2008, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) presented Arte-Polis 3 on 22-24 July 2010 in Bandung, consisting of an international conference and national design competition with the theme "Creative Collaboration and the Making of Place: Learning from Shared Creative Experiences". Speakers in the conference were Prof. Nezar ALSAYYAD, Ph.D. of University of California, Berkeley, USA; Prof. Eku WAND of Braunschweig University of Art, Germany; and Nancy MARSHAL, Ph.D. of University of New South Wales, Australia.

Now, once again, ITB is pleased to present Arte-Polis 4, which will be held in the green campus of ITB on 5-7 July 2012.  The Arte-Polis 4 consisting of an international conference and workshop with the theme “Creative Connectivity and the Making of Place: Living Smart by Design”.


The aim of Arte-Polis 4 is to bring together and to connect practitioners, academics, artists, community leaders, local government officials, policy-makers and other professionals from diverse disciplines and regions around the world concerned with the quality of life and collaborative nature of creative communities in urban, rural and pastoral places. Its objective is to share and learn from international and local experiences regarding current issues, best practices and policy implications of creative connectivity on place-making.

Conference Track

 

Arte- Polis Advisory Committee

Prof. Nezar ALSAYYAD, Ph.D Professor of Architecture, City Planning, Urban Design and Urban History, University of California, Berkeley, AND Director/President, International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments, USA
Prof. Mohammad DANISWORO, Ph.D. Emeritus Professor of Architecture & Urban Design, Institut Teknologi Bandung and Chairman of the Center for Urban Design Studies, INDONESIA
Himasari HANAN, Dr.-Ing. Head of Architectural History, Theory and Criticism Research Division, School of Architecture, Planning and Policy Development, Institut Teknologi Bandung, INDONESIA
Prof. Setiawan SABANA, Dr. Institut Teknologi Bandung, INDONESIA
Prof. Christopher SILVER, Ph.D. Dean, College of Design, Construction and Planning, University of Florida – UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Prof. Togar SIMATUPANG, Ph.D. Institut Teknologi Bandung, INDONESIA
Prof. Eku WAND Director, Institute of Media Research, Media Design and Communication Arts, Braunschweig University of Art, GERMANY

 

Arte- Polis Steering Committee

Ahmad Rida SOEMARDI, M.Arch., MCP. School of Architecture, Planning and Policy Development, Institut Teknologi Bandung, INDONESIA
Basauli Umar LUBIS, Ph.D. School of Architecture, Planning and Policy Development, Institut Teknologi Bandung, INDONESIA
Indra Budiman SYAMWIL, Ph.D. School of Architecture, Planning and Policy Development, Institut Teknologi Bandung, INDONESIA
Woerjantari SOEDARSONO, Dr. School of Architecture, Planning and Policy Development, Institut Teknologi Bandung, INDONESIA

 

Arte- Polis 4 Organizing Committee

Arif Sarwo WIBOWO, Dr.Eng. Chairman
Heru W. POERBO, Dr.Ing. Treasurer
Erika Yuni ASTUTI General Secretary
Andini Judianto Secretary
M. Ridwan KAMIL Sponsorship
Indah WIDIASTUTI, Ph.D. Conference Coordinator
FIRMANSYAH, Dr. Vice Conference Coordinator
Aswin INDRAPRASTHA, Ph.D. Workshop Coordinator
Agus Suhardjono EKOMADYO, Dr. Vice Workshop Coordinator
Lily TAMBUNAN, Dr. Protocoler



Organizing Committee

Arte-Polis International Conference and Workshop
Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) - School of Architecture, Planning and Policy Development
LabTek. IXB, Architecture Building,
Basement Level, Jalan Ganesha 10, Bandung 40132, INDONESIA
Tel +62-22-250-4962 (ext.432),
Fax +62-22-253-0705
E-mails: artepolis@ar.itb.ac.id AND artepolis_itb@yahoo.com
Web: http://www.arte-polis.info
©SAPPK- ITB 2012.