Alter-Shelter 3: Urban Literacy

A Conference on Urban Knowledge and Pedagogy

Bintang Putra | 02 Feb 2018 | Alter-Shelter, Events

Recently, Surabaya has been receiving an increasing amount of attention from international researchers as well as numerous institutions that focuses on urban environment. As we can see from events such as UN-Habitat Prepcom and Europalia that had chosen Surabaya as their venue and theme. It proves to be a very opportune moment for Surabaya citizens to re-discover local urban knowledges and to learn about latest social issues from their immediate surroundings. 

Through Urban Literacy conference, we aim to spark discourse on alternative approaches to education and pedagogy, especially the ones that value the environment as the source of knowledges. We look forward to gather urban activists, artist, and public intellectuals from diverse backgrounds to exchange valuable informations based on each of our latest actions. From the discussion, we hope to construct new understanding on urban pedagogy and provide supportive ideas for its development.


The conference will be held in two days. The first day consists of panel lectures and discussions conducted in Unair. The second day is an excursion session for the invitee and participants to visit Rusun Sombo, Plemahan, Pandegiling, and then finish in C2O gallery to participate in Shinya Akutagawa’s art exhibition on Rawon.


Venue & Dates:
17th February 2018
@ Rumah Budaya, UNAIR (Universitas Airlangga)
Jl. Darmawangsa No. 29, Surabaya

18th February 2018
@ C2O Gallery
Jl. Dr. Cipto No. 22, Surabaya

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Ade Darmawan
Artist, Ruang Rupa Jakarta

Shinya Akutagawa
Artist / Assistant at Graduate School of Transdisciplinary Arts, Akita University of Art, Japan

Yogi Ishabib
Activist / Sociologist, Surabaya

Adrian Perkasa
Historian / Lecturer at UNAIR (Universitas Airlangga), Surabaya

Defry Agatha
Architect / Lecturer at ITS (Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember), Surabaya

David Hutama
Architect / Lecturer at UPH (Universitas Pelita Harapan), Jakarta

Aditya Adinegoro
Media & Cultural Studies, Surabaya

Cahyo Prayogo
Video Artist / Activist, Surabaya


Ayos Purwoaji
Curator, Surabaya

M. Yusni Aziz
Architect, Chief Editor of RUANG, Lecturer at UPH (Universitas Pelita Harapan), Jakarta



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

Bintang Putra
Economics Researcher, OHS (Operations for Habitat Studies), Surabaya

Sarah Inassari
Architect, Surabaya


Entrance Fee:
Students*: 50.000 IDR 
Public**: 75.000 IDR

**Master Students / Public

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