"A collaboration of artists, scientists, and engineers seeking to develop appropriate solutions for the contemporary world crises."


Operations for Habitat Studies (OHS) is a non profit organisation based in Surabaya that was established in 2010. Founded by Japanese and Indonesian architect and designers, seeking to understand our living environment and develop alternative responses towards contemporary urban crises through trans-disciplinary activities.

Core Members

Kenta Kishi / Architect

Born in 1969 in Tokyo, Japan. Kishi received BA in Architecture from Tokyo University of the Arts and MArch from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan, USA. He is directing "LWL – Lab. for the Wonderlandscape", which he set up in 2003 as a studio for practice and experiment of architecture, urbanism, design and art, and "CDN - Crisis Design Network", an international and interdisciplinary network to study contemporary urban issues in Asia. He is now in the position of part-time lecturer at Tokyo Zokei Universty, and API (Asian Public Intellectuals) Fellow of The Nippon Foundation.

Bintang Putra / Social & Economic Activist

Visual artist, and Industrial designer. Currently working as an independent researcher in economy influenced politics. Precisely on how the monetary system affects the global misdistribution of wealth and power. In 2010, he co-founded the Orange House Studio, a pro bono creative platform.

Contact Us

+62 856 310 7662
Rungkut Asri Timur VII, no. 8
60293, Surabaya