Subak is one of many cultural landscapes of Indonesia, and also one that has been recognized as a world heritage by UNESCO during the 36th World Heritage Committee (WHC) session in St. Petersburg, Russia in 2012 under the title 'Cultural Landscape of Bali Province: the Subak System as the Manifestation of the Tri Hita Karana Philosophy'. As a saujana, or cultural landscape, Subak is home to many cultural elements; from social aspect of the community, spiritual elements of its rituals, and traditions present in traditional architecture. Since the recognition, Subak has experienced various dynamics as well as enormous challenges. Among them is the growth of tourism followed by rapid development of infrastructure, leading to massive social and economic changes in the community. All of them have lasting impact on the environment, including that of agricultural lands which is an important component of Subak, and also how the community perceives and understands traditions related to Subak, among which is from the perspective of Balinese traditional architecture, and their role in conserving nature and culture sustainability. The Indonesian Heritage Trust (BPPI/Bumi Pelestarian Pusaka Indonesia) in collaboration with Bali Kuna Santi Foundation, and local experts from universities in Bali, have been consistently safeguarding the conservation of Subak as a saujana heritage through Bali International Field School of Subak (BIFSS) program, first initiated in 2015. In this 9th year, BIFSS also collaborates with Kyoto University and related experts from Japan to enrich perspectives on Subak and Balinese traditional architecture, identify the threats, and discover efforts to maintain their sustainability. THEME The theme of BIFSS 2023 is "Subak and Balinese Traditional Architecture in Sustainability". This theme aims to find the commonality and connection between Subak and Balinese traditional architecture, especially concerning their shared roles in both cultural and environmental conservation. PURPOSE 1. Providing a comprehensive understanding of the Subak system and Balinese traditional architecture by integrating previous research and factual observations during field school. 2. Providing hands-on experience to participants about the manifestation of the Tri Hita Karana philosophy in the daily activities of Balinese people, include Subak and Balinese traditional architecture. 3. Responding to the challenges of conserving Subak and Balinese traditional architecture through multidisciplinary perspectives of the participants to find applicable solutions.
BIFSS 2023 will be held offline, inviting participants especially students from various local and international universities, as well as the public from multidisciplinary backgrounds.
DATE BIFSS 2023
will be held on: “Sunday, 23 July - Friday, 28 July 2023”
will be mainly held in Banjar Dinas Santi located in Selat Village, Selat District, Karangasem Regency, Bali.
International participants: 450 USD, while Locals: IDR 3,500,000. Note: Registration fee includes airport pickup, 6 days and 5 nights of lodging, 6 days worth of meals, and certificates. It does not include transportation to and from Bali Island.
REGISTRATION LINK AND FURTHER INFORMATION:
BPPI: Jl. Veteran 1 No. 27 Jakarta 10110 T/F: 021.35 111 27, surel: email@example.com up. Anti 081298984560
Bali Kuna Santi Foundation: Jero Tumbuk, Banjar Dinas Santi, Selat Village, Karangasem Regency 80862, Bali Email: firstname.lastname@example.org up. Amix 081338770228