Jakarta, Indonesia; Taipei, Taiwan
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:

Program Overview

Program Description:

This credit-bearing HKU course was established in 2010 to focus on urgent architectural and urban issues confronting Asian cities today. This year, the studio will be traveling to Jakarta and Taipei. Our collaborating partners are Rujak Center for Urban Studies (Jakarta) and Shih Chien University (Taipei).​The programme is an immersive course designed to expose students to these cities through daily learning activities including lectures, seminars, studio crits, field work, firm visits, and design reviews. The nature of work ranges from critical reading of texts and individual assignments, to design and research collaborations. Students will get to interact with professors, researchers, critical practices, think tanks and various local stakeholders, as well as with students from other universities. The deadline for enrolment is April 17, 2020. For more details about eligibility and application, please visit our website. Please do not hesitate to contact the program secretary Olivia Lai for queries.

Additional Program Information

The programme welcomes all undergraduate & graduate students, and recent graduates in the disciplines of architecture, landscape, urban design, urban planning and policy, urban studies, and all allied design and engineering fields. This programme is not limited to professional degree students, hence liberal arts students with a relevant major or minor are also eligible. Applicants should have completed at least one year of study at their home institutions. Participants must be proficient in English, and some knowledge of visual analysis software is preferred.