David Hutama

The Transcultural Exchange in Architectural Knowledge and Building Practice between the Javanese and the Dutch in the East Indies (1900-1945)

Supervisors: Dr Marina Lathouri, Dr Murray Fraser

The thesis investigates historical events that prominently contributed in shaping current architectural knowledge and practice in Indonesia. This thesis will elaborate transcultural exchange between the Dutch and the Javanese in the early part of the 20th century where the Dutch was forced to formulate architecture and building practice for the East-Indies (Presently Indonesia), and meanwhile the Javanese utilised various imported materials and technologies for their own architecture interest. Such unprecedented dialogue between the Dutch and the Javanese initiated debates and discussions upon the modern architectural knowledge and practice of the East-Indies and Indonesia afterwards.