Reflecting on my academic highlight in 2021
Being a kind of introverted kid, student and undergraduate, I never thought that I would be able to interact with an international learning community, share my thoughts, bring new perspectives to the discussion table, raise my questions, put forward my arguments, and work collaboratively on a single canvas in the fortune of seeing a better future for human raise in terms of sustainable urbanism. SAPPD Summer Camp initiated by the Institute of Technology, Bandung, Indonesia was a virtual program that was conducted around two months' time but that virtual breakout room was literally a room for growth. I learned from peers, learned to actively listen and immediately recall and document what I learned, and especially to think out of the box knowing that one size fits in all models would never work for unique urban settings in the global south.
It was so rewarding to find that my efforts and commitments as an international participant are recognized by the teaching panel. Hard work definitely pays off!😊🤗😊