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Online International Symposium AR+DC 2022 
Rethinking Architecture Beyond Inclusion

Department of Architecture Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS)
December 6, 2022  |  Surabaya, Indonesia
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The vision underlies the 17 Sustainable Development Goals is to leave no one behind, which is very connected to the built environment. Therefore, the task of architecture is to contribute to inclusiveness and wellbeingness by responding to and accommodating human diversity of all ranges, from physiological to psychological, to create a built environment that is fit for all groups, with a specific focus on groups that are vulnerable to exclusion. To what extent has this been achieved? What can we do to support it? 

AR+DC, as an architecture discussion forum this year, participated in enriching the discourse on inclusiveness, especially concerning the built environment. Given that the built environment is also part of the challenge of inclusiveness because it can exacerbate inequality and affect health & well-being. Supposedly, the built environment can potentially have a physiological and psychological impact on the user. AR+DC 2022 " Rethinking Architecture Beyond Inclusion " is a forum that gathers information from experts, academics, and architectural practitioners, which discusses inclusion and architectural design, specifically well-being ranging from general to specific issues, covering the needs of diverse communities.

Keynote Speakers
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Allen Kong

Co-Director UIA Architecture for All Work Program

Director Allen Kong Architect Pty Ltd


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Nadira Haripersadh

CEO of Maya Architect Pty Ltd

South Africa

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Dr. Sarah Cahyadini

Department of Architecture, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS)


"Some Key Issues for Inclusive Architecture"

"How Universal Design Thinking Can Transform the Built Environment?"

"Spatial Authorship of Women in Low-Income Household Surabaya"

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Ben Channon

Director at Wellbeing Design Consultancy Ekkist

United Kingdom

"Designing Buildings for Better Mental Health"

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Dr. Evangelia Chrysikou

Bartlett Real Estate Institute, The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction, UCL

United Kingdom

"Designing in accordance with perception & physiology: A call for paradigm shift in architecture to include vulnerable people & people across the lifespan"

Important Dates:

December 6, 2022  // Symposium day

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