Understanding the informal city, from the bottom up

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The Hearth, Wilkinson Building

148 City Rd

University of Sydney

Darlington, NSW 2008

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A highlight of student works on understanding adaptation and transformation, through the lens of an informal settlement in Bandung

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Please join the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning for the opening of an exhibition of student research which highlights students' studio work on understanding adaptation and transformation in an informal settlement (kampung) undertaken as part of the urban and regional planning unit, PLAN9049 Foundations of Informal Urbanism.

Understanding the Informal City from the ‘Bottom Up’ presents the work of 23 Sydney School of ADP postgraduate students from the Master of Urban and Regional Planning, Urbanism, Urban Design, and Architecture, plus 17 students from the Bachelor of City and Regional Planning, Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB) University, who immersed themselves in an urban kampung (village) in Bandung, Indonesia, from Thursday 15 August to Saturday 24 August, 2019.

Working with academic staff of the urban disciplines of the Sydney School of ADP and the School of Architecture, Planning and Policy Development, ITB University, students identified and explored via fieldwork, studio and discussions with the local Lebak Siliwangi kampung residents the varying patterns emerging in: (i) housing adaptation and transformation, (ii) the dynamic public/private interface, (iii) the nature of livelihoods, (iv) rules and ordering principles, and (iv) the nature of human scale urbanism. Residents in the kampung take on the role of planners, designers, architects and builders in adapting and transforming their built and unbuilt spaces, and in this context the exhibition makes an important contribution to understanding the making and shaping of both the ‘Informal’ and ‘Formal’ City’ as well as implications for kampung improvements.

For inquiries, please contact Associate Prof. Paul Jones. Email: paul.r.jones@sydney.edu.au

OPENING NIGHT

Monday 23 September, 5pm

The Hearth, Level 2, Wilkinson Building, 148 City Rd Darlington 2006

An Indonesian cultural show, light food and refreshments will be provided at the exhibition opening.

EXHIBITION DATES

23 September - 7 October

Monday - Saturday 9am-5pm

This is a FREE event, however please RSVP to confirm attendance

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The Hearth, Wilkinson Building

148 City Rd

University of Sydney

Darlington, NSW 2008

Australia

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