The Opening of ISCS II by the Dean of FCS UB, Hamamah, Ph.D.


Faculty of Cultural Studies (FCS) Universitas Brawijaya (UB) held an International Seminar on Cultural Sciences (ISCS) II from 9th to 10th November 2022. This event was held hybrid. This international seminar is targeted to be a national and international academic forum.

The ISCS II Coordinator, I Kadek Yudi Astawan M.Sn., explained that this seminar could be a place for cross-knowledge and experience from various scientific disciplines such as anthropology, media studies, literature, and fine arts. This is especially related to the theme that was carried out, namely the ecological crisis. According to Kadek, the theme is based on problems currently being felt by the community.

Kadek hopes that this activity can accommodate a lot of knowledge and experience. This is mainly about how humans can behave, survive, adapt, and strategize in dealing with the phenomenon of the ecological crisis.

The Presentation of the ISCS II Keynote Speaker, Roberto Rizzo, Ph.D., was guided by the Moderator, Hatib Abdul Kadir, Ph.D.

This seminar has ten sub-themes. The sub-themes included expression of fine arts, environment, and marginal community, ecological crises on popular arts, film, and music, new media, video art, readymade, and found objects, as well as eco art, land art, site-specific art, and ecological multiculturalism. Furthermore, it also discussed art in public space, gender, art, and ecological issues, ecological crises in the upland and coastal societies, performance art, and environmental issues, ecological crises from a multidisciplinary perspective, and molecular engineering in the time of ecological crisis.

In addition, ISCS II also presented five keynote speakers from various countries. They are Boreth LY, Ph.D. from the University of California, Dr. Hipolitus K. Kewuel, M. Hum. from Universitas Brawijaya, Roberto Rizzo, Ph.D. from the University of Milan – Bicocca, Dr. Deny Tri Ardianto, Dipl. Art. from Universitas Sebelas Maret, and Noria Ak Tugang, Ph.D. from the Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.

According to Kadek, a total of 231 participants attended ISCS II, both online and offline. This number consists of 88 presenters and 143 participants. Most of the participants were from Indonesia, India, Pakistan, China, Nigeria, and Ethiopia.

One of the Presenters Presented the Material in the Panel Room


Meanwhile, Inas Amilia as one of the presenters discussed the culinary study of krecek bung from Candipuro and Pasrujambe, Lumajang Regency. This krecek bung culinary study aims to investigate the relationship between food, culture, and society. Thus, this can later be used as the culinary cultural identity of the community.

In more detail, the scientific article contains the problem of how to make bamboo sprout into krecek bung which is not found in other areas. Then reveal the reasons, background, and history of why bamboo sprouts were made into krecek in ancient times. She also explained how krecek bung has meaning for the community to this day.

“Finally, we can find the difference in processing methods between two different places of intergenerational inheritance,” said this student of the Study Programme of Anthropology FCS UB. [dtz/aaz/PR FCS]