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Project makes the 2019 Newton Prze Shortlist

The project was shortlisted for the 2019 Newton Prize. Read more about the shortlisted projects and the prize scheme here. Indonesian PI Dr. Chusnul Mariyah discusses the project in this short video.

Project toolkit translated into Indonesian

One aspect of this project was the production of a women's empowerment toolkit which could be used to inform urban planning decisions. Our partners at Universitas Indonesia translated the toolkit into Indonesian and it is available here

Exhibition in Coventry

Photographs from the project previously exhibited in Jakarta have were exhited at Coventry's Belgrade Threatre as part of the Coventry Mela programme of events. The exhition has been tied-in with the University of Warwick's Colonial Hangover widening participation project. Our photographs were exhited alongside work by PAIS PhD student Aya Nasser looking at a different urban environment - that of the city of Coventry.

Exhibiting as part of the Mela at the Belgrade

Final exhibition and report launch at the Project Southeast Asia Conference in Jakarta

The project team presented an exhibition of photos and stories stemming from this research project at the Project Southeast Asia conference which took place in Jakarta 22-24 March 2018. The project team also organised a panel on 'Urban Politics in Jakarta'.

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The project team at the 2017 EUROSEAS conference at the University of Oxford

The project team organised a series of panels at the 2017 EUROSEAS conference at the University of Oxford. The panels sought to interrogate the idea of Southeast Asian cities as 'exemplary' urban centres - looking at the impacts and dislocations that emerge from urban planning initatives that seek to create modern, ordered urban spaces and lifestyles. As well as papers from the project team members, the panels also included other interventions looking at Jakarta's evictions regime, alongside scholars working on Vientiane (Laos), Metro Cebu (Philippines), and Bandung (Indonesia). We have secured a special issue of the journal Asia Pacific Viewpoint in which some of the contributions to this stream of panels will be published.

Getting published in the Social Sciences workshop report

Read our report on the workshop that as held at the University of Warwick in August 2017 here.

A shorter version of this project report is forthcoming in the journal ASIEN - The German Journal of Contemporary Asia.

Project team at the University of Warwick

The research team at Warwick University in August 2017.

Getting Published - workshop programme

Getting Published in the Social Sciences

Workshop for Indonesian Early Career Researchers


Room s2.77, Social Sciences Building

University of Warwick,

15 August 2017, 10.30am-4.30pm



10.30 – 10.45 – Coffee and welcome


10.45 –11.45 – Opening Roundtable:

Meet the Editors: Demystifying the Publication Process


11.45—12.00 – Coffee


12 – 12.45 – Adeline Cooke (UCLan) “We Were Wives, Mothers, Daughters – a practice based research in Participatory Video for conflict resolution and peacebuilding in Papua


12.45-1.45 – Lunch


1.45 – 2.30 – Dorothy Ferary (PhD Candidate at UCL Institute of Education) “Beyond the Economic Benefits of Higher Education: Empowering Indonesian Women

2.30 – 3.15 – Budi WaluyoFinancial Autonomy and Control in Agencification Practices: Emerging Issues


3.15 – 3.30 – coffee


3.30 – 4.30 – Closing Roundtable:

Publishing Advantages & Pitfalls for Indonesia-based Scholars

Writing for Publication Workshop

Practitioner Forum, Depok Campus, Universitas Indonesia, November 2016

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On November 30, 2016, a Practitioner Forum was held at the Depok campus of Universitas Indonesia with project representatives from the University of Warwick as well as UI present. Warwick project member Lisa Tilley delivered an overview of the research project’s aims, theoretical grounding, methodology, and results so far. Reni Suwarso and Chusnul Mar’iyah each gave presentations on the research progression of the UI project members. A number of research students who have been assisting on the project were also in attendance. Jakarta-based anthropologist Alip Purnomo delivered an intervention based on his own experiences of living in a new social housing development in the city. Further, the experienced urban planner Dr Hendro Sangkoyo addressed the meeting by giving an overview of the history and present status of evictions in Jakarta. The discussion among participants then moved on to situating the Jakarta evictions regime in relation to theoretical debates as well as in relation to the broader global context of evictions.

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