Alter-Shelter 4: Urban Kitchen

International Workshop on Urban Studies

Bintang Putra | 07 Jun 2018 | Alter-Shelter, Events


About Alter-Shelter

Alter-Shelter workshop series provide training for creative groups and individuals to deliberately respond towards various urban issue and/or phenomenon. By producing (art)works that function as alternative public media, accessible by the local population. Alter-Shelter was initiated in the midst of rapid development of Surabaya city, with the aim to develop new understanding and re-imagination of shelter that are more relevant and suitable with the contemporary urban conditions.


Urban Kitchen

Urban Kitchen is chosen as the entry point to explore and re-discover the urban living environment. It can be understood both literally and metaphorically, as participants are expected to utilize the term as an approach towards more critical urban issues. The discourse on food cycle in the creative society (ie. artists, designers, architects) is a vital point in re-discovering our remaining connection with the nature, especially from the perspective of urban citizens as the primary consumer of livestock and farm harvest.



Kampung Plemahan,
Surabaya, Indonesia

Date & Duration
19-25 August 2018 (7 Days),
09.00 - 17.00




Kenta Kishi
Professor, Graduate School of Transdisciplinary Arts, 
Akita University of Art
Co-director of OHS (Operations for Habitat Studies)

Ayos Purwoaji
Art Curator

Benny Wicaksono
Media Artist

Aditya Adinegoro
Media & Cultural Studies Researcher



Bintang Putra
Co-director & Economics Researcher at OHS (Operations for Habitat Studies)

Sarah Inassari
Urban Researcher at OHS (Operations for Habitat Studies)


Details of Workshop

The workshop will be held in 7 days, with the final day being the exhibition & critique session. In the workshop, participants will be given the opportunity to experience the celebration of Idul Adha (Eid Al Adha, Islamic holiday). Based on this experience, the participants will be tasked to develop creative responses in the form of visual public media, such as installation, paintings, print, video, etc.



19 AugIntroduction and FieldworkVisitation to Urban Kampungs and Traditional Markets
20 AugLecture and DiscussionIdea formation
21 AugStudio workProduction
22 AugFieldwork & Studio workEid Al-Adha (Islamic Holiday) in Kampung Plemahan
23 AugStudio WorkProduction
24 AugStudio WorkProduction
25 AugPresentationGroup presentation, critics, & discussion

Fieldwork destinations:
Pasar Pabean (Fish Market), Pasar Kembang (Flower & Cake Market), Pasar Keputran (Traditional market), Kampung Kalimas Udik (Informal Settlements).

Project Assessment Standards

  • Production of at least 5 projects (collectively).
  • Project has to be either visible, readable, or audible.
  • Produced based on local information gathering (Interview, documentation, interaction).
  • Project result displayed in the venue proximity and accessible to public.
  • Production of article or essay on each project.
  • ‚ÄčEach project should have strong relevance to the workshop theme and local conditions.



Students (Under / Graduate Student)
Young Professionals (Under 30 years old)


Tuition Fee
International Participant: 150 USD
Domestic Participant: 500.000 IDR






Alter-Shelter 4 is organized by:

Alpha Media                   Alpha Media



Supported by:

Alpha Media             Alpha Media

Alpha Media