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Wayang Beber: The Space and Landscape Perspective & the Challenge of Regeneration



Wayang Beber: The Space and Landscape Perspective & the Challenge of Regeneration

Wayang Beber:

The Space and Landscape Perspective & the Challenge of Regeneration


Ferdinando Dagostino

(Doctoral student of École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales

and member of Centre Asie du Sud-Est)

Dr. Ars. Avi Marlina, S.T., M.T

(Head of Master of Architecture UNS)


The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Italian Cultural Institute in Jakarta in this pandemic period continue to offer a series of cultural events ranging from Cinema, Music, Art, Dance, Science, Literature, Cuisine, Cultural Heritage and many more.

The term ‘cultural heritage’ has changed content considerably in recent decades, partially owing to the instruments developed by UNESCO. Cultural heritage does not end at monuments and collections of objects. It also includes traditions or living expressions inherited from our ancestors and passed on to our descendants, such as oral tradition, performing arts, social practices, rituals, festive events, knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe or the knowledge and skills to produce traditional crafts. Wayang is an Indonesian traditional theatre art that originated in the Island of Java. Wayang has many forms; one of them is Wayang Beber. In 2003 Wayang was recognized by the UNESCO as Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and by this recognition, Wayang needs to be safeguarded.

In this context, together with the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering of Universitas Sebelas Maret in Solo, we organize a webinar dedicated to the “Wayang Beber: the Space and Landscape Perspective & the Challenge of Regeneration” precisely to highlight how fundamental are the protection and valorization of cultural heritage for preserving the memory of a national community and its territory, and to promote the development of culture. The culture becomes a potential resource when supported by sustainable development, economy, social inclusion and ecological balance.

On this occasion we invite several speakers that are experts in the field of Wayang Beber. The first speaker is Mr. Ferdinando Dagostino, an Italian researcher who since 2008 has been conducting his research on Wayang and specifically on Wayang Beber since 2014. He graduated from Istituto Universitario Orientale, Naples (Italy) with his thesis focusing on Wayang Kulit Jawa. In 2008 he won a scholarship program “Darmasiswa” from Indonesian Ministry of Education to study Indonesian language and culture at Universitas Pakuan, Bogor. Currently he is doing his Doctorate in Social Anthropology and Ethnology at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris with the research on Wayang Beber. He is also a member of Centre Asie du Sud-Est. On this occasion Ferdinando Dagostino will describe some elements such as landscape, use of space, perspective, and their role in creating feelings and moods in Wayang Beber.

Successively, Dr. Ars. Avi Marlina, S.T., M.T, Head of Master Program of the Faculty of Architecture of the Universitas Sebelas Maret, will focus her presentation on the efforts taken to help the conservation of Wayang Beber as the most unknown among the genres of wayang. She has been conducting activities of education and regeneration to enhance the conservation and preservation of this intangible cultural heritage amongst the High School students. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Eng. Kusumaningdyah N.H., S.T., M.T. (Head of URDC Labo-Architecture UNS) and will be held via and YouTube streaming.

The webinar is open for public and free of charge

Registration is required: 

Contact person:

Dewi +62 8211 2479 641



Date: Da Friday, May 15, 2020 a Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Time: At 2:00 pm

Entrance : Free