Indonesia is the outcome of a long history of craftsmanship.
Craftsmanship is not merely a matter of practicality and technicality; it is also a value, an ethos, and a commitment. It has been practiced and internalized in our diverse traditions as a driving factor to achieve excellence.
As a craftsman, an architect is not an autonomous subject. To produce and deliver their works, they have to collaborate with practitioners of other disciplines. They also have to deal with and respond to the abundance as well as the deficiency of the existing natural resources. In other words, they dwell in material consciousness, without which they would lose what is fundamental in their profession: the intimacy of the work processes. The Indonesia Pavilion, Craftsmanship: Material Consciousness is a glimpse of 100 years history of discourse and practices of architecture in Indonesia, a journey that cuts across social, political, and cultural boundaries through the lens focused on craftsmanship.
First Published in Venice on June 6, 2014
Ikatan Arsitek Indonesia (IAI) Jakarta
Jakarta Design Center lt. 7
Jl. Gatot Subroto Kav. 53
Jakarta Pusat 10260 Indonesia
Phone: +62 215304719
Fax: +62 215304711
Editors: Avianti Armand, Setiadi Sopandi,
David Hutama, Robin Hartanto,
Achmad D. Tardiyana
Graphic Design: LeBoYe
Printer: Indonesia Printer
Printed on Prima Smoth White 100 gsm
Speckletone Bluestone 216 gsm
© Curatorial Team of Indonesia Pavilion