A lot. I don't even know how to begin typing about it...
The city of Bandung is going to host a huge event called Helar Festival, where all sorts of performances, exhibitions, seminars, workshops and younameits are held during the month of August 2008. I am involved in:
Eco-Design Expo, as organizer
Held during KICKFEST on 1-3 August, at Diponegoro Street (between Gasibu and Gedung Sate)
Organized by the Research Group Human & Industrial Product ITB and Studio42, endorsed by the Climate Section of The British Council.
Artepolis-2, as conference participant
Held at ITB on 8-9 August. I am to present a paper, co-authored by Ben, about Mahanagari. No, I haven't prepared the presentation material.
Sustainable Design Workshop, as organizer and facilitator
Held at the end of ARTEPOLIS on 10 August, at the Faculty of Arts and Design ITB.
Organized by the Research Group Human & Industrial Product ITB and Studio42, endorsed by the Climate Section of The British Council and Goldsmiths University London.
Café Seminar on Design & Sustainability, as organizer
Held as a continuation of the workshop on the 10th, at Vienna Café, Sukajadi (to be confirmed).
KICKFEST, as head of jury (a team of five people)
10 awards are going to be distributed for various merits, 5 at the beginning of the festival (Aug 1st), and another 5 at the end (Aug 3rd). Categories and parameters are defined, now we only have to decide the recipients.
Public Furniture, as designer and co-organizer
Our research group members are designing and producing their own public furnitures, to be exhibited and used during the period (4-30 August). These furnitures will be placed at the following venues (one week per venue): Dago Plaza, Cikapayang (an ex-gas-station park), Cihampelas Walk and beneath the Pasopati flyover. I'm making garbage bins out of steel frames and fabric; production is under way.
Pecha-Kucha Night, as presenter
Held on Aug 9th somewhere up Dago street. I am to present 20 slides about our public furniture in 20 seconds. It will be the first time Bandung takes part in Pecha-Kucha. Want to know more about Pecha-Kucha rules? Go here: www.pecha-kucha.org
Now if you'll excuse me, I'll go get some other distractions before my concentration breaks to pieces...
p.s. Please meet SURILI, the official mascot of Helar Festival