Frans Ari Prasetyo

Frans Ari Prasetyo recently received a degree from the Department of Regional and City Planning at Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB). He works as a researcher, using a methodology that is strongly community-research based and relies on urban culture/planning, visual anthropology/ethnography. He is primarily interested in urban-rural landscapes, visual knowledge and visual culture. He typically uses photography, photo documentation, film and video to tell stories and augments this with ethnographic information that he collects in the field. He has worked extensively in urban areas with a focus on Bandung city, but gas also been involved in rural and indigenous projects like in Sumatra, Nias Island, Borneo and Sundanese indigenous people. His main interests are the evolution of urban public space, architecture (vernacular), arts/culture, urban politics/activities and sub-cultures such as punks, artists, underground activists and indigenous people. He is currently working as an assistant researcher at ITB and has worked as a researcher at SSHRC-Canada. He is also working as a research fellow for ASF (Architecture Sans Frontières) Indonesia and Legal Aid Foundation Bandung-Indonesia.