Mangunwijaya in Germany

Mangunwijaya in Germany

Friday, 10 May 2024
1 pm WIB (8 am UTC+2)
Y. B. Mangunwijaya in Germany

Lecture by Eduard Kögel, critic, publisher, content manager and curator in the field of architecture and urban development. Studio Eduard Kögel, Berlin, Germany

Moderator: Faiz Hamdi Suprahman, M. A., Universitas Islam Indonesia, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Meeting ID: 973 9233 3289
Passcode: UII

An Indonesian priest, writer, political activist, and architect, Mangunwijaya studied architecture at RWTH Aachen University in West Germany from 1960 to 1966, after which he returned to Indonesia. In his architectural projects, he sought to translate the universal principles of modernism into an authentic, indigenous expression. He can be seen as a forerunner in collaborative and sustainable architecture that responded specifically to the needs of the local environment.

In 1959, shortly after being ordained as a priest, the Indonesian Catholic Church asked Mangunwijaya to study architecture in order to reform the country’s church architecture, which had been shaped by its colonial past. From 1960 to 1966, he studied at RWTH Aachen University, where distinguished professors such as Gottfried Böhm, Rudolf Steinbach, Erich Kühn, Eleanor von Erdberg, and Willy Weyres taught.

The lecture is part of the workshop programme hosted by the Department of Architecture, Universitas Islam Indonesia, Yogyakarta, and open to the public. Please join!

Learning from Mangunwijaya


learning from mangunwijaya

3 May 2024 to 31 December 2024

Learning from Mangunwijaya focuses on the architectural heritage of Yusuf Bilyarta Mangunwijaya (1929–1999), an Indonesian Catholic priest, writer, political activist, and architect. Mangunwijaya’s architectural legacy was shaped significantly by his studies in Aachen, Germany.

This project examines the enduring impact of his ideas on current generations of Indonesian architects and their relevance to contemporary developments in the region. Through a student workshop, exhibition, documentary, and symposium, Learning from Mangunwijaya aims to contextualize his work in the present day and foster broad local, regional, and international engagement.

Sally Below, Moritz Henning, Eduard Kögel

Curatorial team:
Avianti Armand, Putu Ayu Pramanasari Agustiananda, Sally Below, Moritz Henning, Eduard Kögel, Setiadi Sopandi, Nensi Golda Yuli

Further infos here




Lecture, 21. March 2024

by Eduard Kögel

at The Association for Architectural Quality Development (Architektūros kokybės vystymo asociacija) in Vilnius / Lithuania 

mperial Kiln Museum, aerial view, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, CN; Studio Zhu Pei © Tian Fangfang

Poetic Imaginations

Studio Zhu Pei, Beijing at Aedes Architecture Forum


Interweaving Architecture With Traditional Values

Exhibition  17 February – 27 March 2024
Opening  Friday, 16 February 2024, 6.30pm
Dr. h.c. Kristin Feireiss Aedes, Berlin
Dr. Eduard Kögel Urban Planner and Curator, Berlin
Martino Stierli Chief Curator for Architecture and Design, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Zhu Pei Studio Zhu Pei, Beijing

Venue: Aedes Architecture Forum . Christinenstr. 18–19 . 10119 Berlin

Exhibition Talk: A public debate will be held as part of the opening of the exhibition:

16 February 2024, 5pm
Poetic Imaginations
Venue: ANCB Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory

Hans-Jürgen Commerell Director ANCB Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, Berlin
Introduction: Eduard Kögel Urban Planner and Curator, Berlin
Lecture: Zhu Pei Studio Zhu Pei, Beijing
Talk: Zhu Pei Studio Zhu Pei, Beijing / Martino Stierli Chief Curator for Architecture and Design, Museum of Modern Art, New York

architects in exile

Architects in Exile

Architects in Exile. Stories of new spatial experiences

Politecnico di Milano, Campus Leonardo, Edificio 13, Spazio vetrato

29 – 30/05/2023

The international conference Architects in Exile: Stories of New Spatial Experiences (Milan, May 29-30, 2023) aims to explore a research field that has gained attention in recent years within cultural studies but remains unexplored from an architectural perspective: the exiles and migrations that have characterized the 20th century.

Eduard Kögel, Chen Kuen Lee in German Exile

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Atelier Deshaus



Re-Cultivating Industrial Sites
Atelier Deshaus, Shanghai


1 April – 17 May 2023

Friday, 31 March 2023, 6.30pm

Speaking at the opening
Hans-Jürgen Commerell Aedes, Berlin

Dr. Eduard Kögel
Researcher and Curator, Berlin
Liu Yichun
Architect and Founder, Atelier Deshaus, Shanghai

Aedes Architecture Forum
Christinenstr. 18-19
10119 Berlin

architecture & identity


Dialogues between China and Germany from 5th to 9th December 2022

Peter Herrle, TU Berlin; Thomas Jocher, University of Stuttgart; Astrid Ley, University of Stuttgart; Josefine Fokdal, University of Kassel; Sigrid Busch, University of Stuttgart; Eduard Kögel, Berlin; Dan Teodorovici, University of Stuttgart; Dipl.-Ing. Franziska Laue, University of Stuttgart; Jiang Chang, China University of Mining and Technology; Zhenyu Li, Tongi University; Zhigang Li, Wuhan University; Qiang Sheng, Beijing Jiaotong University; Yehao Song, Tsinghua Uriversity; Gang Wu, WSP Architects; Yiqaing Xiao, South China University of Technology; Lufeng Zhang, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences; Fang Zheng, Bejing Jiatong University; Junjie Li, Bejing Jiaotong University; Shiyu Yang, Bejing Jiaotong University

Further info and zoom link here.

SEAM encounters

dipl.-ing. arsitek (exhibition)

dipl.-ing. arsitek: german-trained indonesian architects from the 1960s

An exhibition in Jakarta, two symposia in December 2022, and a catalogue will shed light for the first time on a little-known chapter of German-Indonesian architectural, educational, and social history.

Dipl.-Ing. Arsitek: German-trained Indonesian Architects from the 1960s combines a look at Indonesian-born architects who graduated as Diplom-Ingenieur (Dipl.-Ing.) in Germany in the 1960s with issues surrounding their architectural heritage and contemporary urban challenges.

From 12 December 2022 to 12 January 2023 at Taman Ismail Marzuki in Jakarta

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