Creative City Discourse and Cultural Memory in Yogyakarta and Bandung – Thurs 15 Oct 2015 6 pm
Title: ‘Creative City Discourse and Cultural Memory in Yogyakarta and Bandung’, inaugural Asian Studies Trust Fund public lecture with the Indonesia Forum, including Indonesian dinner.
Presenter: Mr Zaki Habibi, Department of Communications, Islamic University of Indonesia (UII), Yogyakarta
This inaugural Asian Studies Trust Fund public lecture will focus on the articulation of cultural memories in the creative city discourse of two Indonesian cities: Bandung and Yogyakarta. Both cities are well-known for their arts, youth, and activism, as demonstrated by their many creative expressions and visual platforms. This presentation will examine one of the platforms, namely public signs that are displayed in city parks, crossroads, and public buildings. These signs represent the very notion of ‘creative city’ through their form (material and design) and content (message and narrative). Using the notion of ‘discourse in place’, the presenter argues that the signs re-articulate specific cultural memories to construct the image of urban areas as creative spaces.
Date: Thursday 15 October 2015, 6-8.30 pm.
Venue: 207 Bouverie St-B120 (Theatre 2), Parkville, The University of Melbourne
RSVP (acceptances only) for catering purposes to Hani Yulindrasari firstname.lastname@example.org by 9 October 2015, with “RSVP Public Lecture”. Please indicate if a vegetarian meal is required.