The Rector Prof. Dr. Agustinus Purna Irawan (fourth from the left) with the representations of the 33rd TKI-MAI participants
Untar had the honor of hosting the 33rd Annual Architecture Students Meeting on Scientific Papers (TKI-MAI XXXIII) opening ceremony. The event which was attended by approximately a thousand architecture students from across Indonesia was opened by the Rector of Untar Prof. Dr. Agustinus Purna Irawan, alongside the Director of Student and Alumni Affairs, Dr. Adianto, M.Sc, on Sunday (23/7) at Untar’s Sports Arena on Campus 1.
TKI-MAI is an annual convention on the Forum of Communication for Indonesian Architecture Students (FK-MAI), which is a platform for architecture students to improve their ability, creativity, as well as expanding their knowledge of architecture.
In addition to the opening ceremony, a national seminar was held as a part of Untar’s agenda. The theme of the seminar was Livable City, and was graced by the presence of the Chairman of Indonesia Planning Experts, Ir. Bernadus Djonoputro, the Head of the AECOM Indonesia design team, Ardzuna Sinaga, and Untar Architecture Alumnus, Deddy K. Halim as the speakers, with Sarah M.A. Ginting from SAGI Architects as the moderator.
During his presentation, Ir. Bernardus Djonoputro expressed the public’s complaints regarding the inconvenience that they face daily, such as traffic, poor public facilities, and environmental hygiene. “Every community wants a city that is proper and comfortable to live in, or as we call it, a Livable City,” he stated. The concept of Livable City is also related to the environment. A Livable City must have a sustainable ecology system and a comfortable living situation for the community.
The 33rd TKI-MAI consists of a series of activities such as Competitions, Community Service, Seminar, Exhibition, Scientific Discussion, Workshop, Excursion Study and a Communication Forum. (Nat/DC)