Setiadi Sopandi

Belanda

Setiadi Sopandi is a professional architect, lecturer, and architectural historian. He is born, raised, living, and practicing architecture in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia, but frequently teaches in Universitas Pelita Harapan in Karawaci. Between his routine designing architecture, Setiadi is actively involved in research, archiving, and writing things about architecture, especially on architects and architectural works in the 20th century Indonesia. Setiadi published “Sejarah Arsitektur: Sebuah Pengantar” (Architectural History: An Introduction, published by Gramedia, 2013) – a textbook for Indonesian architectural students - and “Friedrich Silaban” (Gramedia, 2017) – an extended biography of the most prominent Indonesian modern architect in the 20th century. Apart from writing, he curated (and researched) several shows, such as the Indonesia Pavilion in the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014 and “Tropicality: Revisited” in Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt (2015), and “Friedrich Silaban, 1912-1984” exhibition in National Gallery of Indonesia, 2017.