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Avianti Armand: Living her two worlds

A. Kurniawan Ulung

The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta  /  Wed, October 30, 2019  /  11:46 am
Avianti Armand: Living her two worlds

Momoji at Aston Simatupang (Courtesy of Aston Priority Simatupang/-)

Avianti Armand is perhaps best known for her award-winning poetry collections, including Museum Masa Kecil (Museum of Childhood), which earned her the Kusala Sastra Khatulistiwa award for best poetry collection last year. Yet, she is also an accomplished architect, having been involved in numerous projects, including the time when she led a team of curators for the first-ever Indonesia Pavilion in the country’s first participation in the world-renowned Venice Architecture Biennale in Italy back in 2014. Alongside her daily activities at her company, Avianti Armand Architecture Studio, she also manages the Indonesia Architecture Museum Foundation – a virtual museum that makes online exhibitions about Indonesian architecture with archives that the public can access for free on its website, arsitekturindonesia.org. The exhibitions shed a light on history,...