Indonesia, home to nearly 280 million people, consists of many different cultural, social, and economic diversity woven into its rural and urban landscapes. These diverse environments foster dynamic social interactions, shaping our collective journey and promoting cooperation.
From neighborly relations to community gatherings, from rural-urban transitions to town-city dynamics, Indonesia's social fabric reflects the elegance of cooperation and the inherent complexities of human life. This environment fosters open societies, encouraging individuals and communities to reflect on their craftsmanship, innovation, and humanity.
Indonesia, projected to be the world's fourth-largest economy by 2050, faces various challenges and opportunities. Its construction sector, a significant contributor to GDP, will significantly shape the aspects of urban planning, architecture, and design in the coming years.
Beyond traditional infrastructure, there is a growing demand for creativity, innovation, and technology, extending to maritime development to accommodate Indonesia's unique archipelagic and tropical nature. The upcoming Nusantara project, situated in the eastern part of Kalimantan Island, symbolizes a pivotal moment in Indonesia's history, offering a sustainable approach to relocating and rebuilding the capital city.
This conference delves into the profound theme of PLACEMAKING: TOLERANCE – a fundamental concept in designing and creating spaces and places – beyond buildings and infrastructure – that are inclusive, encourage social interaction, respect cultural diversity, and nurture understanding and awareness of the need for tolerance, shaping a harmonious coexistence of citizens amidst societal evolution, technological integration, and environmental preservation.
Indonesia is a living testament to the imperative of inclusive infrastructure and sustainable development. Through exploring the multifaceted nature of tolerance, this conference aims to unveil its transformative power in shaping the future of Indonesian society and cities.
This conference features two sessions:
Day 1: The Conference explores the dynamic link between regulation and urban design implementation. Indonesia's pursuit of sustainable development must embrace a holistic ecosystem that preserves culture and nature. How can cities become tolerant spaces where humans and nature coexist harmoniously? How can we contribute and distribute tolerance within our community as city dwellers? How might technology aid in shaping eco-friendly environments? These questions strike a chord in Indonesia, where urban growth intersects with ecological fragility.
The conference delves into the essential intent of architectural design. With architecture increasingly becoming a sought-after tourist attraction and the ambitious Nusantara project on the horizon, innovative and collective design approaches are crucial. How can architecture seamlessly integrate community collaboration with cutting-edge design principles? How do we tolerate any architectural establishment that is both sustainable and respectful of local traditions? And how do we assess the value of design that broadens perspectives while serving the needs of people and the surrounding built environments?
This international conference combines global discussions on architecture, ecology, technology, and inclusivity with our nation's unique challenges and aspirations. Together, we envision cities and structures that are not just technologically advanced but also environmentally conscious, socially inclusive, and resilient in the face of nature's uncertainties
BAMBANG SUSANTONO *
Nusantara Capital City Authority
France / US