About this talk
The second series of Cha-Time is under the theme of “Traditional Cultural Wisdom for Climate Action”, which we welcome speakers from the next generation of cultural and climate professionals, ages 18-35, whose work, study, or interests focus on cultural heritage and climate resilience.
Widya’s talk on “Subak” is not only about Bali’s paddy fields or a world heritage recognized by UNESCO during the 36th World Heritage Committee (WHC) at St. Petersburg, Russia. She will share about Subak from her view drawn upon the experience with Subak farmers and researchers through Subak Field School, the Bali International Field School for Subak (BIFSS), organized by the Indonesian Heritage Trust and its partners. She will explain how Subak encompasses tangible and intangible heritage, namely humans, nature, and the Creator. In the face of challenges, such as natural disasters, and pandemics, Widya will explain how this heritage and the traditional knowledge of Subak can be an outlet for young people to learn about resilience; both in nature and as a society.
Speaker & Moderator
Speaker: Ms. Widya Amasara
M.A. is an Indonesia-based heritage enthusiast. Experienced in managing and monitoring cultural projects in Non-governmental Organizations, she was a coordinator in culture division at ARSARI Djojohadikusumo Foundation (YAD) from 2018-2020 and is currently program coordinator at the Indonesian Heritage Trust (BPPI) since 2021.
Moderator: Dr. Titin Fatimah
The session will be moderated by Dr. Titin Fatimah, who currently works as a lecturer and researcher at the Department of Architecture and Planning, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Tarumanagara, Jakarta, Indonesia.