Indonesia Project Research Travel Grants presentations

Crawford School of Public Policy | Indonesia Project

Event details

Indonesia Study Group

Date & time

Wednesday 16 February 2022




Samira Lindsey (Monash University) and Archana Bangalore Ramesh (The University of Melbourne).


Indonesia Project

To join: Zoom Webinar ID: 863 5691 9496 Passcode: 029070

This seminar will feature presentations from the recipients of ANU Indonesia Project Research Travel Grants.

Rule of law, corporate impunity and bribery: corporate criminal liability in Indonesia and Australia

Samira Lindsey (Monash University)

How good is law at curbing the tide of corporate impunity? Since 1997, there has been a legislative path to enforce corporate criminal liability (CCL) in Australia. Comparably, corporate offences have only recently emerged in Indonesia’s criminal law. My research offers a comparative analysis of the CCL regulatory frameworks in Indonesia and Australia, using Peerenboom’s qualitative methodology. It demonstrates the importance of equitable enforcement of criminal laws against both individuals and corporations in fulfilling the rule of law.

Middle Ground: co-production of place as a means to counter displacement and other evils of development in Bandung, Indonesia

Archana Ramesh (The University of Melbourne)

Development and progress, appropriated by neo-liberal economies and politics in post-colonial cities of South and Southeast Asia are increasingly being represented through architecture as its poster child. In Bandung Indonesia, these agenda-based developments target Kampungs laden with negative symbolic capital occupying prime urban land replacing them with a new social order and formalized systems of space. Consequences are two-fold: displacement of urban vulnerable and erasure of local social systems.

Situated in a Kampung that is in the process of being evicted, this thesis takes on machineries of displacement and the asymmetrical aspirations of the site’s stakeholders calling for a co-production of architecture through a dialogue-based approach. The thesis calls for architecture to reorient itself towards the context and operate with local knowledge acquired through an investigation of socio-spatialities to negotiate the numerous tensions of the context to produce a framework in place of ‘instant formalisation’ that threatens the local way of life.

This seminar will be recorded.

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