Wiryono Raharjo

Wiryono (Wing) Raharjo obtained his first degree in architecture from Gadjah Mada University (UGM). While studying at UGM, he joined Yayasan Pondok Rakyat (YPR), an architectural design consultant established by the late YB Mangunwijaya (Romo Mangun), one of Indonesia’s leading architects in the 1980s. While Wing only spent two years working as an architect’s assistant for Romo Mangun, his association with the architect had led him to develop an interest in pro-poor architecture.

Upon completing his study at UGM in 1987, Wing joined Universitas Islam Indonesia (UII) in the same year to help establish the Department of Architecture, where he taught architecture until today. He did his Master of Architecture (Post Professional) degree at Dalhousie University (formerly the Technical University of Nova Scotia) in Halifax, Canada – completed in 1993. Wing received many international scholarships for global mobility. One example is the three SIDA (Swedish International Development Agency) Fellowships to attend training in Sweden (1998), Costa Rica (2003), and Canada (2006). Another example is the Ford Foundation’s ASIA fellow to support field research for six months in India (2001-2002), investigating the effectiveness of the Building Center Movement in helping the pro-poor housing provisions.

Between 2006 and 2010, Wing pursued his PhD. at the University of Melbourne, Australia. His thesis investigates the nexus between built forms and secure tenure in Informal settlements. Since his employment at UII in 1987, Wing has served the university management at various levels. His latest appointment is Vice-Rector for Partnership and Entrepreneurship (2018 – 2022).


  • Dovey, K. and Raharjo, W. “Becoming Prosperous: Informal Urbanism in Yogyakarta” in Kim Dovey (Ed) Becoming Places: Urbanism/Architecture/Identity/Power. London: Routledge, 2010.
  • Raharjo, W. and Bawole, P. (a forthcoming publication by mid-2022) “Changing People’s Attitude Towards Urban Rivers in Yogyakarta: The Case of Mundur-Munggah-Madep Kali Movement” in Routledge Handbook of Urban Indonesia edited by Deden Rukmana dan Sonia Roitman. London: Routledge, 2022.
  • Raharjo, W. “Post Disaster Housing in Yogyakarta, Indonesia: Resource Mobilization for Shelter Rehabilitation and Reconstruction” in Karin Grundstrom and Annette Wong Jere (eds), Shelter for the Urban Poor: Proposal for Improvements Inspired by Worl Urban Forum III. Lund: Lund University, 2007.
  • Raharjo, W. “Neighbourhood Association and tenure stabilisation in informal settlements: the case of Lengkong” in RIMA (Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs) Volume 44, Number 2. Canberra: The Association for the Publication of Indonesian and Malaysian Studies, 2011.
  • Raharjo, W. (2012) “Tenure stability as a key indicator of livability in informal settlement: the case of Kampung Tungkak in Yogyakarta”, in International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment (ICSBE), Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Ceridwen Owen , Kim Dovey & Wiryono Raharjo (2013) Teaching Informal Urbanism: Simulating Informal Settlement Practices in the Design Studio, Journal of Architectural Education, 67:2, 214-223, DOI
  • Raharjo, W. (2016) “Teaching Urban Resilience Through Collaborative Construction: The Expereince of Odense 3 Project in Japan” in International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment (ICSBE), Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Raharjo, W. (2016) “Becoming a refugee: A personal account of the 2010 Mount Merapi disaster in Yogyakarta, Indonesia” in Development Research Conference, Stockholm University, Sweden
[email protected]

Research Interest: Center for Socius Design


  • PhD in Architecture and Urban Design, University of Melbourne, Australia (completed in 2010)
  • Master of Architecture (Post-Professional), Dalhousie University (formerly Technical University of Nova Scotia), Canada (completed in 1993)
  • Bachelor of Architectural Engineering (Sarjana Teknik Arsitektur), Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia (completed in 1987) Taieri College, Mosgiel, Dunedin, New Zealand (1981-82)
Insert math as
Additional settings
Formula color
Text color
Type math using LaTeX
Nothing to preview