CARING AND GLOBAL UNIVERSITY
Gunawan Tanuwidjaja, currently is teaching in Petra Christian University, Architecture Department, in The History and Theory Research Group, teaching Inclusive Design and Thematic Design Studio.
He is also involved with Service – Learning and Community Outreach Programs in several institutions such as: Special Junior High School Type A, Blind Children Education Foundation (SMPLB-A YPAB), Disabled Children Education Foundation (Yayasan Pendidikan Anak Cacat Surabaya/ YPAC), Bandung Independent Living Center (BILIC) and the Surabaya’s Riverside Villages (Kampung) Residents’ Association (Paguyuban Warga Strenkali Surabaya/ PWSS) in Surabaya.
With YPAB, YPAC and BILIC, he was involved with participatory design for house, school and school toilets. Meanwhile with PWSS, he conducted participatory community video production training, participatory design of integrated toilet facility and socialization of healthy and functional toilet design in the areas.
He worked as an Urban Planner in JURONG International in 2006-2008 and was involved in urban planning and urban design projects in Qatar, Indonesia, China, India and Vietnam.
He was involved with consultancy services to the Directorate General of Spatial Planning of Indonesia, Research Institute of Water Resources Indonesia, Seribu Island Planning Agency in Jakarta Province, Real Estate Developer, Local Community of Jakarta, Kediri, etc.
InInclusive Design / Universal Design
Inclusive Design is related with participatory design provided for people with special needs such as person with disability, such as house, school, toilets, etc.
Hospitals are very important because of catering the patients with sickness. Therefore, Evident-Based Research for Hospital is very important
Local Knowledge & Digital Exploration
Local Knowledge is very important to be preserved especially with digital tools. Therefore a new participatory visual research is needed to document these facts.