Karel Luyben Lecture

These lectures were instigated in honour of Karel Luyben on the occasion of his farewell as Rector Magnificus. They are organised once a year in Delft and once a year somewhere in the world. The lectures bring together two subjects Karel Luyben has always been passionate about: talented young scientists, and involving local communities in science. In addition to the lecture, the event is also a special gathering of alumni, students and all those fond of TU Delft and its research.

Karel Luyben Jakarta

The events regarding upcoming Karel Luyben Lecture were originally scheduled on 4 and 5 July, but are postponed. The new dates to be announced later. Alumna Tita Larasati will give this year’s lecture: 

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Tita Larasati

Tita Larasati was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, before she moved to Bandung to study Industrial Product Design at Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB). She acquired a scholarship from IKEA Foundation Amsterdam to continue studying at Design Academy Eindhoven, then pursued her study at Delft University of Technology. Her research interests include exploration of natural fibres (particularly bamboo), sustainability, community development, design thinking, creative economy, and creative city. After living in The Netherlands for about 10 years, she returned to Bandung and co-founded Bandung Creative City Forum (BCCF) in 2008, a creative community hub of which she currently chairs. She was also appointed as the chairperson of Bandung Creative Economy Committee in 2014. She became the focal point for Bandung City of Design, UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) when Bandung joined the network in 2015. She is also active as Deputy of Strategic Partnership, Indonesia Creative Cities Network (ICCN), an organisation that connects bottom-up creative economy initiatives in more than 200 cities in Indonesia. She joined the International Advisory Council for Creative Industries Policy & Evidence Centre (PEC) UK in 2019. She is also active as Vice President, Science & Society, of The Indonesian Young Academy of Science (ALMI). Next to her main occupation as a lecturer/ researcher at ITB, she creates and publishes graphic diary.

Karel Luyben Lunch lecture in Bandung. Rector Magnificus Emeritus Karel Luyben himself will give a lecture on Open Science.*

*Please note: We are keeping a close eye on the developments regarding the Corona outbreak in Indonesia and will decide as soon as possible when we can continue with the Karel Luyben Lecture and the Karel Luyben Lunch Lecture.

Tita Larasati

Previous Karel Luyben Lectures