This article analyses a fieldtrip studio course in Indonesia, organised jointly by The University of Queensland (Australia), the University of Gadjah Mada (Indonesia), and other stakeholders including an Indonesian NGO called Arkom Indonesia and a community-based organisation called Kalijawi. The article examines how the course contributes to the development of the skills and knowledge required by planning graduates. It also reflects on the significance and challenges involved in building partnerships between academia and industry from the perspective of the key partners involved in the ‘urban component’ of the course. The course has taken place since 2015 and it involves UQ and UGM students learning from the work of local communities in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
The article is published in the Journal of Planning Education and Research (JPER) and can be accessed here. The authors of the article are: Sonia Roitman (UQ), Bakti Setiawan (UGM), Annisa Hadny Zakiyaturrahmah (Arkom) and Ainun Murwani (Kalijawi).