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Architecture Student Research on Women's Space to Enrich Nusantara Architecture

The west feminism views that there has been discrimination against women, especially in spatial planning. Some think women as weak creatures and need to be empowered. Quite different than in Indonesia, it has been so long that gender equality balanced and complement each other. Women are more glorified in Indonesia which is shown in the spatial dominance. Want to dig deeper about the space of women in Indonesia, three students of Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering Universitas Brawijaya (FTUB) take a case study on rice culture society Kasepuhan Ciptagelar Sukabumi regency. Teva Delani Rahman leads her two friends, Afni Fitrianingsih and Puji Astutik, visited the area which is administratively located in Sinaresmi Village, Cisolok District, Sukabumi Regency, West Java Province.

English for Tourism in Sanan

Sanan is an area in Malang, which is famous of tempe production. Sanan's tempe production is growing rapidly which has also been exported abroad. Sanan is also a tourist attraction of education, it attracts many domestic and foreign tourists. But there are some obstacles when Sanan people want to communicate with those foreign torists due to lack of English proficiency. This becomes the background of the training of English for tourism in Sanan. This training is organized by the community service group from Faculty of Cultural Studies (FCS) Universitas Brawijaya (UB), they are Dra. Sri Endah Tabiati, M.Ed. as the chairman, with Yana Shanti Manipuspika, M.App.Ling., Emy Sudarwati, S.S., M.Pd., Scarletina Vidyayani, S.S., M.Hum. as the members, and several students in collaboration with Karangtaruna and members of PKK. This training consists of tour guide material in the form of handbook on how to guide tourists visiting Sanan, which is adapted to the existing condition of Sanan.

PWK Student Won Double Gold Medal at Korea International Women's Invention Exposition 2018

Another prestigious achievement from the students of Urban and Regional Planning Department (PWK) in the international arena, Korea International Women’s Invention Exposition 2018, South Korea. Mar’atus Sholihah Fitria (PWK) with the team flew to Seoul to attend a series of women’s innovation awards ceremonies from 28 June to 6 July 2018. The awards achieved are two gold medals for health category and special award from DEV-KIT-HAG Invention Association Germany. Mar’atus (PWK), Fitri Indah Permata Sari (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine/FKH), Elfahra Casanza Amalda (FKH), and Alfa Fadilah (Faculty of Computer Science) presented the antibacterial innovation for feminine area made from banana stem. This product is named Sabaves Spray. In the event that attended by more than 150 participants, Mar’atus and the team presented their innovations to the jury and stand visitors. The presentation was represented by Mar’atus and Alfa with confidence even though the field of products they produce is not from their respective educational background. Mar’atus herself is trusted to create prototype product design and graphic design of the product packaging. In a series of events organized by Korean Intellectual Property Office in cooperation with Korea Women Inventors Association (KWIA), Korea Invention Promotion Association, Women Intellectual Property (WIPO), the participants were given insight on how to develop and patent the product. Furthermore, it is expected that the product will be useful for the public, especially for women. (AA/mic)

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