Wisnu Wisdantio has been a research enthusiast since at a young age who is very interested in science, history, culture, ecology, local knowledge, environmental issues and how each of them connected to each other. Brought him to have concerns on emphasizing the connections between those subjects with the design and physical spaces in most of his projects while working as an Architect and an Urban [City] Planning analyst on a design and engineering firm based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Apart from his routine design undertaking, the same passion has also encouraged him to travel or pursuing adventurous experiences as well as autodidactically learning visual documentation and writing in order to explore any possibilities to preserve his experience or knowledge into various visual and written material. Something that eventually led him who is also known as “Wawies” to meet new people with various backgrounds and working with diverse communities or organizations.
Begin in 2010, Wawies’ early works developed around his interest in research and travel experiences documentation. He accomplished several works as a travel writer on Travel E-books collaboration projects that were held and self-published by landscapeindonesia.com, an open online platform to archive the travelers’ notes when exploring Indonesia. His works expand widely after being invited to join as part of multi-disciplinary and collaboration activities within lifepatch.id since early 2013, a community-based organization working in the creative and appropriate application in the field of art, science, and technology. Since then, Wawies has worked on this organization to explore the practice of design, visual documentation as well as nurtures his passion for research into various forms of works that spread from installations design, photo, and video as media for transferring knowledge, interactive works based on science interpretation, as well as site-specific projects.
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