Knowledge Sharing in The Jogja International Batik Biennale 2016

Parallel events at various institutions, Yogyakarta

12 October 2016, 2-4 pm

  • “Urban Policies on Cities Culture Development and Its Modern History of Textile Industries, Cases Kyoto-Japan, Florence-Italy, Lyon-French”

    Prof. DR. Yoshifumi Muneta, Professor, Vice President Kyoto Prefectural University, Kyoto, Japan

  • “Creativity as a Practice in Today’s Lifestyle”

    Mr. Edric Ong, President, Society Atelier Sarawak, Malaysia 

  • “Islamic Arts”

    DR. Ghada Hijjawi-Qaddumi, President, World Craft Council-Asia Pacific Region, Kuwait

  • “Art and Intangible Heritage Conservation”

    DR. Min-Chin Kay Chiang, Assistant Professor at the Graduate Institute of Architecture and Cultural Heritage and Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning in Taipei National University of the Arts (Taiwan)

  • “Marks of Ancient Batik Patterns in Javanese Life”

    Mdm. Annegret Haake, Member of Batik Lover, Kronberg, Germany

  • “Economic and Culture Heritage”

    Mdm. Surapee Rojanavongse, Honorary Member & Immediate Past President of World Craft Council-Asia Pacific Region, Thailand

  • “Museum Design and Architectural Practices”

    Yann Follain, Director, Principle Architect, Co-founder of “WY-TO Architects” Singapore/France

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Public Lecture 1:

Urban Policies and Cultural Development

Hosted by Government of Yogyakarta Special Territory



Yoshifumi Muneta, Professor, Ph.D

Professor, Vice President Kyoto Prefectural University.

Born in Hamamatsu City, 1956. Graduated from the Department of Architecture at the Hosei University School of Engineering and after completing a program at the same university’s graduate school went on to research city and regional planning, historic city preservation planning and landscape planning at the University of Pisa and the University of Rome in Italy.

Through his research on historic city revitalization policies he earned his Doctor’s in engineering (Kyoto University). In 1993 he became an Associate Professor, and successively Professor at the Kyoto Prefectural University Graduate School of Life & Environmental Science, after working for the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD). He has served as the director for the International Council on Monuments and Sites, visiting researcher at the National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo, collaborative researcher at the National Museum of Ethnology, Director of the Kyoto City Planning and Landscape Council, Vice President of the Kyoto Machiya Restoration Research Committee and so on. Recently he became Vice President of Kyoto Prefectural University and the Director of the Center for Japanese Diet Cultural Studies.

His major publications include “Southern Italian Villages – Living Stone Dwellings” (collaboration, GakugeiShuppansha, 1989), “Circumstances of the Decentralization of Power Overseas” (collaboration, Japan Institute of Local Government, 1995), “Italian Regional Government Systems – Using Rome as an Example” (Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly Secretariat Research Division, 1998), “The Science of Town Design” (collaboration, Kajima Institute Publishing Co., September 1999), “Italian Town Design that Invites Prosperity – Historical Environments and Commercial Policies” (GakugeiShuppansha, 2000), “Take the Route to a Visitor Industry – A Proposal for Japan and Urban Restoration” (collaboration, Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun), “RecoveringNature in the City – Environmental Restoration Town Design Advanced by Citizen Participation” (collaboration, GakugeiShuppansha, 2000), “A Recommendation for Kyoto Tourism Study” (Jimbunshoin, April 2005), “Creativity of City Centers – The Path to a Restoration that Accounts for Changes in Lifestyles” (GakugeiShuppansha, 2007), “The Logic of Machiya Restoration – Towards a Creative Town Design” (GakugeiShuppansha, 2009), “Tourism Policies for Creative Cities – Town Design that Grows Small Businesses” (GakugeiShuppan, 2009), “Why Italian Villages are so Beautiful and Active – Choice of Agricultural Villages to answer Slow Lifestyle Trend of the People” (GakugeiShuppan, 2012), etc.

Public Lecture 2:

Creative Industries

Hosted by Center for Tourism Studies Universitas GadjahMada


Venue: Bonang Room, Koesnadi Hardjasoemantri Cultural Center, Universitas Gadjah Mada


Edric Ong

President, Society Atelier Sarawak

Edric Ong is a multi-awarded Malaysian designer of natural dye textiles, fashion and crafts. He is the President of Society Atelier Sarawak, the Arts and Crafts Society of Sarawak in East Malaysia. He is also the Immediate Past President of the ASEAN Handicraft Promotion and Development Association (AHPADA), an organization that administers the UNESCO-AHPADA Craft Seal of Excellence since 2000. Currently he is Senior Vice President of the World Crafts Council Asia Pacific.

An architect by training, he has designed several landmarks such as the Sarawak Cultural Village and the Kuching International Airport in Sarawak, East Malaysia. His interest in the heritage of his country has inspired him to write several books eg. Sarawak Style, Pua-Kumbu- Iban Textiles;Woven Dreams-Ikat Textiles of Sarawak.

A noted speaker at International conferences, he has set up the World Eco-Fiber and Textile (WEFT) Network to further the cause of natural fibers and dyes. He is the Convener of the Biennial WEFT Forum.

He has won several awards including the MERCEDES BENZ/STYLO Asian Fashion Award 2016-Global Fashion Influencer; Malaysian Designer of the Year 2009;ASEAN Silk Textile Awards 2009; Aid to Artisans Advocate Award 2006; Penyokong Kraf Negara (National NGO Award); Australia Culture Award; Pegawai Bintang Sarawak; and received World Crafts Council Award of Excellence; Seals of Excellence from UNESCO-AHPADA and the Japanese G-Mark for many of his designs in the arts and crafts.

He has curated many exhibitions in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Korea, Australia, Japan, India, France, Sweden, United Kingdom and USA. He is on the Panel of Expertsfor UNESCO and a Jury member for the UNESCO Award for Excellence for Handicrafts.

Public Lecture 3:

Islamic Arts

Hosted by Universitas Islam Indonesia



DR. Ghada Hijjawi-Qaddumi

President, World Craft Council-Asia Pacific Region, Kuwait

Personal Data:

Name : Ghada Hijjawi (Qaddumi), Country: State of Kuwait, Nationality: Kuwaiti

Post:  a. Former Director- Department of Research & Cultural Studies- National Council for Culture, Arts, and Letters. State of Kuwait | b. Former Deputy Director for Cultural Affairs in the Department of Antiquities and Museums – Ministry of Information. | c. Former Curator of Islamic Art Museum “Dar Al-athar al- Islamiya”, Kuwait National Museum, Sate of Kuwait.

Current Designation: a. President – World Crafts Council-Asia Pacific Region (2013- 2016) | b.Independent Scholar

Academic Qualifications:

2004-2005 Post Doctoral Fellowship & Grant (Grant from the Aga Khan Programme Islamic Architecture – AKPIA)-Department of Islamic Art-Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts-U.S.A.

2005-Jan 2007 Extension of the above Post Doctoral Fellowship.

1990 Ph. D.,History of Islamic Art and Architecture – A joint program between the Fine Arts and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies departments-Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

1976 B.A., Fine Arts, Beirut University College (B.U.C.), presently Lebanese American University (L.A.U.), Beirut,Lebanon.

1975 M.A., Arabic Literature, American University of Beirut (A.U.B.), Beirut- Lebanon.

1971 B.A., Arabic Literature, American University of Beirut (A.U.B.), Beirut- Lebanon.

1969 B.A., Economics, American University of Beirut (A.U.B.), Beirut-Lebanon.

Public Lecture 4:


Hosted by Institut Seni Indonesia



DR. Min-Chin Kay Chiang

Assistant Professor at the Graduate Institute of Architecture and Cultural Heritage and Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning in Taipei National University of the Arts (Taiwan)

I. Education

PhD in Archaeology (Cultural Heritage Studies), Leiden University, The Netherlands | MA in Art History, The University of Nottingham, The United Kingdom | BA in History, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

II.Professional Experience

  • 2016.8- Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan
  • 2013- Assistant Professor, Graduate Institute of Architecture and Cultural Heritage, Taipei National University of the Arts
  • 2014-2016 Chief of the Division of Exhibition and Planning, Center for Traditional Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts
  • 2012-2013 Researcher, Center for Traditional Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts
  • 2004-2005 Acting Director, Taipei County Gold Museum (Gold Ecological Park)
  • 2002-2004 Curator & Chief of the Division of Planning, Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum
  • 2002 Art Consultant, CMC Art Museum

[Member of Government Advisory Committee]

  • Bureau of Cultural Heritage of the Ministry of Culture: Advisory Committee of Traditional Crafts (2016- )
  • New Taipei City, Advisory Committee of Traditional Arts (2014- )
  • New Taipei City, Advisory Committee of Antiques (2014- )
  • New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Advisory Committee of Collection (2016- )

III. Selected Projects

  • 2015.11 [International Cooperation] ‘Shared Heritage’: Postcolonial Heritage and Civil Society in Taiwan(Lectures and workshop in Leiden, co-organized by the International
  • Institute for Asian Studies, The Netherlands and the Institute of Historical Resources Management, Taiwan )
  • 2015.5-9 [Curatorial Project] Memory and Migration: Edric Ong X Wanlee Chen (An exhibition in The FuturePast Lab, Taipei National University of the Arts)
  • 2014.9 [International Cooperation (Indonesia)] Transformation of Crafts Heritage and Community Development in the Asian Pacific Region (Series Lectures and Workshops in the Taipei National University of the Arts, Institute of Historical Resources Management and National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute)
  • 2014.6-7 [International Cooperation (Bali, Indonesia)] Taiwan Lion Meets Bali Barong Ket (A Co-Production Project of the Sanggar Paripurna, Bali and the TNUA, Taiwan, performed in the Bali International Arts Festival)
  • 2013.11 [International Cooperation (The Netherlands)] Threads of Time: Traditional Textiles and the Contemporary Transformation in Taiwan (Series Events of Exhibition, Public Lectures and Workshops, cooperated with the International Institute for Asian Studies, The Netherlands)
  • 2013.7 [Curatorial Project] Ocean of Cloth Wheels (An art project in the 2013 Fukutake House, part of the Asia Art Platform; co-curated with The Institute of Historical Resources Management, Taiwan)
  • 2012.10 [International Cooperation] Roundtable Meeting on “Constructive Contestation around Urban Heritage in Taipei: A New Approach for Asian Cities?” (Cooperated with the International Institute for Asian Studies, The Netherlands and the National Taiwan University)

IV. Selected Publications

  1. Min-Chin Chiang (2016). “Crafting Community Development”, Journal of Cultural Heritage Conservation, No. 36. (In Chinese)
  2. Min-Chin Chiang (2015). “The Refracted Xiangtu of the Postcolonial Craft Heritage in Taiwan” (conference paper) (Roundtable on “Reconsidering Craft as Pedagogy from Below”, organized by the International Institute for Asian Studies, The Netherlands, Ambedkar University Delhi, American Institute of Indian Studies and Nehru Memorial Museum and Library)
  3. Min-Chin Chiang (2014). “Indigo and Place” (conference paper) (Roundtable on “Cloth, Culture and Development”, organized by the International Institute for Asian Studies, The Netherlands and Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development (RCSD), Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University, Thailand)
  4. Min-Chin Chiang (2012). Memory Contested, Locality Transformed: Representing the Japanese Colonial ‘Heritage’ in Taiwan. Leiden and Amsterdam: Leiden University Press & Amsterdam University Press (Chicago University Press, ISBN: 9789087281724).
  5. Min-Chin CHIANG. (2010). “The Hallway of Memory—A Case Study on the Diversified Interpretation of Cultural Heritage in Taiwan” in Ann Heylen and Scott Sommers eds. Becoming Taiwan: From Colonialism to Democracy. Wiesbaden: Harrasowitz Verlag. Pp. 117- 134.
  6. CHIANG Min-Chin. 2010, “Building Locality at Sites of Memory in Taiwan” in Archiv Orientální / Oriental Archive: Quarterly Journal of African and Asian Studies. 78: 3: 321-339.
  7. Lung-chih Chang and Min-chin Kay Chiang, “From Colonial Site to Cultural Heritage: Rethinking Postcolonialism and Decolonization in Taiwan” in the IIAS (International Institute for Asian Studies, The Netherlands) Newsletter No.59, Spring 2012, pp. 28-29.

Public Lecture 5:


Hosted by Balai BesarKerajinandan Batik DIY



Mdm. Annegret Haake

Member of Batik Lover (Kronberg, Germany)

1933 born in Bremen (Germany)

1939-1950 attending various schools in Bremen and Saxonia (due to the war)

1951-1953 education in farming and householding, final examination through chamber of agriculture, Hannover

1953-1955 practicing on farm of parents near Bremen and another in Sweden

1955-1962 after moving of the farm of parents from Bremen to surrounding of Hamburg secretary, on this farm

1962-1964 further education in technical chemistry in Isny/Allgaeu, Germany: state examination as “Chemotechniker” (technical assistant)

1964-1966 work as technical assistant at “TechnikumfuerChemie und Physik” (“Technical Academy of Chemistry and Physics”) in Isny; teaching botanical microscopy

1966-1993 technical assistant at “InstitutfuerKristallographie der Universitaet Frankfurt am Main” (institute of crystallography, university of Frankfurt am Main); (scope: chemical and physical analyses, photography; preparation of scientific publications; creation of educational aids);

1993 retired;

Private activities

since 1970 private ethnographical studies – special items: textiles; unguided journeys to South East Asia

since 1976 organization of numerous exhibitions of Indonesian arts and crafts (especially, batik and wayang) at private as well as public galleries; publication of the book “Javanische Batik” (1984), catalogue on an exhibition of “WayangKulit” (1993)Co- operative exhibitions and publications with Batik Winotosastro/Yogyakarta.

Due to professional work at the crystallographic institute, occupation with symmetry in arts; several publications and lectures on “symmetry in Javanese batiks” at congresses of symmetry, crystallography and textiles. Active participation at congresses of batik, crystallography and symmetry in arts in Europe, America, Asia Africa.

Latest activities: Participation at “World Batik Summit 2011” in Jakarta, speaking about “Bringing Batik to the World using “Tambal” and “Composition” and joining an exhibition of Indonesian batik organized by EKONID (chamber of commerce Indonesia/Germany) at the “Gallery Nasional” in Jakarta.

Participation at Frankfurt book fair 2015, (Indonesia was guest of honour) with new booklets (short introduction to Javanese batik) and a CD on “Symmetry in Javanese Batik Patterns”. Exhibition in Kronberg castle named “Batik – Kris – Wayang”.

Since 1993 volunteering at the castle of Kronberg (describing the function of items, Guiding visitors, and arranging special exhibitions at its museum).

Public Lecture 6:


Hosted by Indonesian Chamber of Commerce DIY



Mdm. Surapee Rojanavongse

Honorary Member & Immediate Past President of World Craft Council-Asia Pacific Region, Thailand


  • Executive Leadership Training Programme: Harvard University, USA
  • Top Executive Program: Chulalongkorn University
  • Buddhist Studies – NakDhamsuksa Ake: Wat PaknamPasicharoen, Thailand
  • Cheltenham Ladies’ College, UK and WattanaWittaya Academy, Thailand


  • Chairperson: Gaysorn Private Equity Co., Ltd. – Gaysorn Group and SudhipongSrivikorn Foundation
  • Advisory Chairperson: Business Women Committee, Thai Chamber of Commerce
  • Adviser & Honorary Member: World Crafts Council Asia Pacific Region (WCC-APR) (2009 – 2012)
  • Honorary Chairperson: ASEAN Handicraft Promotion and Development Association (AHPADA)
  • President: Thai Handicraft Promotion Trade Association (THTA)
  • Board Member: Thai Artisan Foundation, Ministry of industry
  • Advisor: Fundraising Bureau – Thai Red Cross Society
  • Honorary Deputy Director: Red Cross Volunteer Bureau – Thai Red Cross Society
  • UNESCO Specialist in Crafts Promotion and Development
  • Committee Member Standard for Community Products, Thai Industrial Standards Institute, Ministry of Industry Thailand


  • President: World Crafts Council Asia Pacific Region (WCC-APR) (2009 – 2012)
  • Active in Tourist Industry: Airline, Hotel and Travel Agency (1954 – 1968)
  • Founding Member: Thai Travel Agency Association (1964)
  • Home Textile Manufacturer (1970 – 1975)
  • Founding Member: National Security Association (1979)
  • Founding President: ASEAN Handicraft Promotion and Development Association (AHPADA) (1981) and AHPADA, Thailand (2006)
  • President: Women for Women Association (1987 – 1998)
  • Chairperson to set up Business Women’s Committee of Thai Chamber of Commerce (1999)
  • Chairperson: Community Economy Development Collaborative Committee and Community Bonds Foundation
  • Chairperson: Millennium World Peace Foundation
  • Committee Member for the Development of the Home Economics Curriculum: SukhothaiThammathirat Open University
  • Guest Lecturer: Chulalongkorn University, Ramkhamhaeng University and Rajamangala Institute of Technology
  • Guest Speaker for various International Organizations such as UNDP, UNIFEM, ILO, UNIDO, and ESCAP
  • Participated as member of Jury Panels for selecting products for UNESCO Crafts Award in several countries and regions.
  • Sponsored participation of four young designers to be part of the UNESCO Felissimo Design 21 in Paris

Public Lecture 7:


Hosted by Institute of Architects of Indonesia

“Museum Design and Architectural Practices”


Yann Follain

Director, Principle Architect, Co-founder of “WY-TO Architects” Singapore/France