Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Dwelling Form (IDWELL 2020)

It is a great privilege for the Department or Architecture to present the proceedings of the 3rd iDwell 2020 to the authors and delegates of the event. The COVID-19 had hit the world very hard and made this year not an ideal time for attending any conference in person. For that reason, a virtual conference using an online platform is the only solution. The primary focus of this conference is to bring together academicians, researchers, and practitioners for knowledge sharing. The main topic of “Hyperlocal Practice vs Global Thinking” in dwelling demonstrates the focus of our attention on the current transformation in urban schemes. We are seeking a field of potential analyses that could lead to a more qualitative involvement with the processes usually labeled as local and global city formation. This conference was in conjunction with the International Conference on Smart City Innovation (ICSCI), LASER PULSE Conference, and AUN/SEED-Net Conference.

The 3rd iDwell 2020 managed to gather 27 participants to share their insight into the notion of dwelling as the spatial projection of its inhabitants and various stakeholders in the built environment. This conference’s main topic is Hyperlocal Practice vs. Global Thinking. We explored the socio-spatial initiatives, actions, and community practices to appropriate, reclaim, pluralized, transgress, uncover, and contested urban space to thrive in the city’s changing scheme.

The conference consisted of 4 sessions. The first session is “Design Research vs. Research Design”. We focused on the different strategies employed by scholars in architecture, urban planning, geography, demography, and other disciplines contributing to the development and maintenance of the urban built environment. We talked about Rethinking Planning and Urban Design, Principles of Sustainable Development, Planning Visions: Past and Present, Civic Participation, and Governance. In the second session of Identity vs. Locality, the discussion focuses on various contexts, such as Cities in Transformation; Design paradigms; Arts, Culture and Placemaking; Race, Gender, Ethnicity, and Urban Issues. In the third session of Claiming Reclaiming Space, we talked about how the claiming and reclaiming place potent to become the platform for inclusive and transformative dialogue. This session is related to Squatters / Slums and Cities Sustainability and Social Responsibility, Community and land use planning, Neighborhoods, and public space. In the last session, we have Design Activism that focused on how design activism is influenced by different narratives and contributes to various design approaches and frameworks in design practices. We talked about Compact design (incl. mixed-use), Inclusive and universal design (incl. disable, aging and gender), Human Comfort and Behavior, and Community engagement.

We would like to thank the participants who have contributed to this volume. We would like to acknowledge our scientific committee on their contribution on improving the papers' quality. We also express our gratitude to the Department of Architecture Universitas Indonesia as the conference organizer. We are also grateful for our partner from ICSCI, LASER PULSE, AUN/SEED-Net.

Chief Editor
Ir. Evawani Ellisa, M.Eng., Ph.D.