Regarding the APSDA (Asia Pacific Space Designers Alliance) event which was held by HDII in Jogjakarta last September 2014, 15 students of the Interior Design program flight to Jogjakarta for few days. This event was usually held in other Asian country for example in China in 2010, India in 2012 and will be in Australia in 2016. Other than that, we did not want to miss the chance to experience Jogjakarta which is also known by the city of modern contemporary art of Indonesia; hence the students are also provided the opportunity to visit Amanjiwo Hotel as well as doing Batik Workshop at Batik Winotosastro.
The students joined this fieldtrip were from level 4, 5 and 6. Where the goals of this fieldtrip are to enrich student’s inspiration, wider the networks and the most important thing is to be updated with the interior design issues all over the East Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceanic regions.
On the first day, students had the chance to go to Amanjiwo (Peaceful soul) Hotel in the afternoon, overlooks Borobudur, the world’s largest Buddhist sanctuary. After having a proper afternoon tea, the students experienced a tour around the hotel, guided by a very pleasant staff from Amanjiwo Hotel. The staff shared the history, the concept and the design of the Hotel. This visit was also related to the level 4 students’ Hotel design project.
On the second day, students went to APSDA event at Ambarukmo Palace Hotel, where they had some keynote speakers for the seminar for example Mr. Jooyun Kim (KOSID), Prof. Master David Koh (Malaysian Institue of Geomancy Sciences), Deborah Iskandar (Design Observer) as well as Hadiprana (Interior Design Firm). On this opportunity, students who are on the latest level could enrich their experience, meeting directly with other interior design practitioners. Also, all students could get more motivation and wider their knowledge about the latest interior design issue, preparing to free trade zone to come.
Finally, on the last day, we had a batik workshop at Winotosastro, where each student experienced creating a simple Batik on cotton, using both ‘canting’ and ‘cap’. That activity indeed gave the student new experience and inspiration about the Indonesian culture heritage.
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