The Department of Architecture, Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta, has been encouraging the students to publish their ideas to the public. This initiatives at the moment focuses on their project on the final year. The exhibition usually takes place in the event of Car Free Day along Slamet Riyadi Street, Solo. Four times a year the students showcases their drawings and models on the street not only in the day time but sometimes also during the night. The students find that the response from the crowd are very good in pushing them to communicate architectural ideas. Not only the students learn how to explain to the public, but also they experience how to manage a big event like this. Beside, this activity has become a good media for promoting architecture education to public in general, from kids to parents.

One of the recent events was held under the theme of “ARCHIVEā€ on Saturday, 17 November 2018 in front of Triwindu Antique Market (Ngarsopura Area) and Sunday, 18 November 2018 on Car Free Day. It exhibited 25 students final projects with drawings and models.

Author: Wisnu