2018 INDONESIA GLOBAL DESIGN STUDIO
The wicked problem of tobacco in Indonesia: UTS Design Studio is an immersive, interdisciplinary, collaborative and life-changing short-term program that provides UTS design students the opportunity to apply their skills to an important and wide reaching public health problem in Indonesia, while building a deep cultural understanding of Australia’s closest neighbour. The program takes a collaborative, practical, and research-based approach, and will include a hands-on project with local change makers in the city of study, as well as research with several stakeholders ranging from tobacco industry, to healthcare providers, and local government. Working with Vital Strategies (https://www.vitalstrategies.org/) the students will work on specific design communication projects that address the issue in multiple ways.
Location: Banjarmasin, Kalimantan
Dates: 7-21 January, 2018
2017 INDONESIA GLOBAL DESIGN STUDIO
The focus of 2017 was on design responses to public health challenges. We looked at current public health impacts of smoking, and considered how design could instead be used to achieve positive community health outcomes, especially in the context of rising rates of respiratory illness such as lung cancer, asthma, and COPD in our neighbouring region of Indonesia.
Location: Yogyakarta, Central Java
Dates: 29 January – 11 February, 2017
2016 INDONESIA GLOBAL DESIGN STUDIO
Students from the design faculty at UTS (University of Technology Sydney) from Fashion and Textiles Design, Integrated Product Design and Visual Communication Design participated in the 2016 in-country studio.
Locations: Salatiga, Central Java + Yogyakarta, Central Java
Dates: 15-26 February, 2016
2015 INDONESIA GLOBAL DESIGN STUDIO
Located in Indonesia, this subject provided students with the opportunity to be immersed in a design culture quite different from what they have previously experienced. They were challenged to develop skills in cross-cultural collaboration, to consider how local context shapes creative practice and to use design skills to research and process challenging environments. The focus was on design responses to environmental challenges. We considered the reduction and reuse of waste in the context of rapid economic development and urbanisation.
Students from the design faculty at UTS (University of Technology Sydney) were hosted by the UMN (Universitas Multimedia Nusantara), forming interdisciplinary and transnational groups with UMN students to research local stories and situations that informed collaborative design outcomes.
Locations: Salatiga, Central Java + Universitas Multimedia, Nusantara, Tangerang, Indonesia
Dates: 1-13 July, 2015