Public Lecture #11 – Creativity In Architecture

We are happy to announce that this Saturday, May 2nd 2015, We are gonna have David Hutama lecturing us again in a public lecture titled: LEARN IT ALL, FORGET IT ALL, LEARN THE WAY, DEFINE YOUR WAY: Creativity in Architecture.

The lecture will cover these excerpts and the coining of terminologies below. Shall you have any interest, curiosity, questions, or anything to share anything regarding them, please come and enliven the venue

Hardwork over time to accomplish skill
A Painter can have [kungfu]
Or the butcher who cut meat everyday with such a skill
His knife never touches bone
Learn the form but seek from this.
Hear the song list, learn it all,
And forget it all
Learn the way, define you own way
A musician can have [kungfu]
Or the poet who paints pictures with words
And mix emperors with his tubes is [kungfu]
But do not name it my friend,
For it is like water. Nothing softer than water.
Yet it can overcome rock. It does not fight.
It flows and roams the opponent,
The true master dwell within, only you can free it.”
(Jet Li in The Forbidden Kingdom, 2008)

“Design is to design a design to produce a design”
(John Heskett in his book: “Design: A Very Short Introduction”)

[Episteme] & [Techne]
(Aristoteles in his book `physica’ – ‘Tentang Alam’)

David Hutama is the chair department of UPH Architecture. After receiving his bachelor degree from Parahyangan University in the year 2000, he went to Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan to pursue his master degree in History and Theory of Architecture. In 2005 he join Department of Architecture in Universitas Pelita Harapan. David was part of the steering committee team for Jakarta Architecture Biennale 2009 and Art Director for Rubber Wood Architecture Exhibition in 2010. In 2012 he worked as the curator of Place.Making Exhibition, an exhibition of Department of Architecture UPH at Dia.Lo.Gue Exhibition, Kemang. Together with Avianti Armand and Robin Hartanto co-edited ‘Home: a Studio Talk’, published by UPH Press. He was also the curator of Indonesia Pavilion in Venice Biennale 2014.

We gladly welcome all of the restless spirits to join the lectures on Sunday, 2nd of May 2015 at 10.00 am. This free public lecture will be open for the first 25 participants [due to the limited space in one small building] ; So please kindly send us email to for RSVP with the subject: “Kungfu!”

See you all there! 😀

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