Philosophy of iWareBatik

Batik is a textile-making tradition in Indonesia that was inscribed by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2009.  iWareBatik is a digital platform that is designed to showcase and communicate the exceptional cultural values of Batik tradition that is protected by UNESCO as the legacy of humanity. iWareBatik stands for “I am aware of Batik”, “interactive software of Batik” and “I wear Batik”. The online platform serves to help international and Indonesian Batik stakeholders to identify the variety of Batik textiles, philosophical values behind the motif, its place of origin, and useful information about local producers. Since Batik characterises the culture of each region in Indonesia, iWareBatik platform also features information about Indonesian tourism overview related to Batik in 34 provinces across Indonesia.

The creation of iWareBatik digital technologies is also aimed at raising the awareness of people towards sustainable tourism and preservation of UNESCO heritage properties (WHSs/ICH) in Indonesia. This project is realised thanks to the supports from Indonesian LPDP scholarship, Sobat Budaya Association, USI eLab, USI UNESCO Chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites at USI – Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland. 

Our Team

Puspita Ayu Permatasari, Ph.D (Cand.)

Puspita Ayu Permatasari, Ph.D (Cand.)

USI - Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland

  • PhD Candidate in Information Communication Technology in Intangible Cultural Heritage and Tourism
  • Research Coordinator of iWareBatik Digital Technologies for Indonesian Batik Textile Heritage
Prof. Lorenzo Cantoni, Ph.D

Prof. Lorenzo Cantoni, Ph.D

USI - Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland

Chair Holder of UNESCO Chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites

Dr. Stefano Tardini

Dr. Stefano Tardini

USI - Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland

The executive director of eLab, the eLearning Lab of USI

Ivan Pavic

Ivan Pavic

eLab USI - Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland

Software Engineer for Mobile App

Reinard Lazuardi Kuwandy

Reinard Lazuardi Kuwandy

USI - Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland

  • Software Engineer for Artificial Intelligence
  • Master student in Computer Science
Angela Simona Patruno

Angela Simona Patruno

Intern at USI UNESCO Chair, Switzerland

  • Content Contributor on the Indonesian International Tourism 
  • Master student in International Tourism
Daya Wijaya Ph.D (Cand.)

Daya Wijaya Ph.D (Cand.)

University of Porto, Portugal

  • Consultant of Indonesian Batik History
  • Doctoral Researcher in CITCEM – Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar «Cultura, Espaço e Memória»
Choirul Anam

Choirul Anam

University of Charles, Czech Republic

  • Ph.D Cand. in Public Policy
  • Auditor in Indonesian Audit Board
  • Content Contributor
  • Governmental Advisor
Alam Octinur

Alam Octinur

Indonesia

English-Indonesian Translator and Scriptwriter of iWareBatik contents

Nimatun Nasim

Nimatun Nasim

University of Udayana, Bali, Indonesia

  • Multimedia Contributor, Cinematographer for iWareBatik Visual Journey
  • Master student of Tourism Management
 Fitri Ningrum

Fitri Ningrum

CAVENTER (Culture, Art, Community Development, and Ecotourism Center)

  • Founder of CAVENTER
  • Strategic Communication of iWareBatik
Fitri Dita

Fitri Dita

Indonesia

  • Cultural Activist
  • Content Contributor on Batik Cultural Villages
Riana Irawati

Riana Irawati

University of Indonesia, Indonesia

  • English-Indonesian Translator, Scriptwriter
  • Master student of Japanese Studies

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