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and The City

and The City

By Hagar Abiri and Prima Abdullah
The project was triggered by the corona world crises and as a respond to the social distance instruction, encouraging decentralization increasing the demand to move out of the city. Out of the believe that climate change is still the biggest challenge we are facing (humans and nature as one), we wish to promote relevant and actual subjects in the daily urban plan discussion and bring interdisciplinary voices into the architectural field.

The project was initiated by Arch. Prima Surya Abdullah (Jakarta, Indonesia) and Arch. Hagar Abiri (Berlin, Germany).
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About Human Nature, Bees, and The City (With Annika Engelhardt and Lorraine Haist)

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About Human Nature, Bees, and The City (With Annika Engelhardt and Lorraine Haist)
Bees has been with us for a long time. And we are consuming their literal fruit of their labor not only in the form of honey, but also their help pollinating plants and flowers. Now some of the bees varieties have shrunk in population, due to the growth of our consumption and --of course, the city. Come join Annika Engelhardt ( and Lorraine Haist, with your host Prima and Hagar as we Talk about Human nature, Bees, and the city.
December 31, 2021
Storks' Odyssey and the City
Animals has long been domesticated and living alongside with human within the city. However as the city grows and the natural landscape diminished, wilds animal permeated the city boundaries. And as we discussed further, animals that are not bound within the geographical or administrative confines--like the city, are more common than what we would like to think. Come join Prima and Hagar as we discussed the effect of migrating animal and the city.
August 17, 2021
Mind the (Commuting) Gap and the City (With Puri Kencana Putri)
Tokyo in 1994 was already a city with one of the lowest crime rates. With only 60 crimes per 100.000 population, it has earned a reputation of one of the safest cities. Unfortunately, not everyone is not experiencing the same sense of safety, at least 70% of women commuting has experience harassment. Join Prima and Hagar as they examine problems faced by female commuter in the city, with our guest human rights issue researcher Puri Kencana Putri.
April 21, 2021
Sexism and The City (With Lezlie Lowe)
The city can be discriminating, from its policy to its infrastructure, or public space to private toilet space. It can sometimes designed without considering women and the most vulnerable member of society. Join us as we talk how the city can be a safe space for everyone with our guest: the author of 'No Place to Go', Lezlie Lowe. 
January 18, 2021
Conspiracy Theory and the City
In this episode Prima and Hagar talk about how the dissipation of misinformation through digital media affect the urban tissue with guest speaker Arief Azis, Country Director for
November 16, 2020
The Collective Dream: Boundaries and the City
Architecture has always been a tool in the hand of governors, priests and those who wish to demonstrate or communicate power. In the current search for an architecture that represents the period and free democratic regimes, it is important to examine not only the style, but the whole procedure and the relevance of local politics that outline the boundaries and planning conditions.
October 26, 2020
Densification, Social Distance, and The City
Under a global quarantine, either self-imposed or mandated. It is hard to see how the future will be the same as before. Having the benefit of hindsight from past pandemics, we can characterize two outcomes to this current event: massive changes (i.e the new normal) or nothing at all--either because the pandemic is not significant enough, or the changes are already ongoing. We will look into two cases, the 1846 Broad Street cholera outbreak and the 1918 Spanish flu.
August 31, 2020
Rural Trend and the City
Cities around the world is facing a trend of outward migration. The trend is worse now that in the time of pandemic. In this episode Hagar and Prima will talk about the drive that push the migration and how it is just a myth. A podcast in collaboration with
August 09, 2020