ITS Campus News – Who would have thought, a young man could compete and be equal to seniors with doctoral degrees or professors who have many experiences. With hard work, dedication, and high ambition, a lecturer from Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS), Naufan Noordyanto, was able to prove his achievements as an award recipient prestigious Habibie Prize, even crowned as the youngest recipient in history on Thursday (10/11).
Interestingly, through a strict selection process by a panel of judges who have integrity in their fields, ITS lecturers Visual Communication Design Department (DKV) which incidentally comes from the technology campus, was successfully selected as the recipient of the 2022 Habibie Prize for the Field of Philosophy, Religion, and Culture which was submitted at the event which took place at the BRIN Building, Jakarta. Apart from being the youngest recipient, Naufan, who is still 32 years old, also set a record as the first Habibie Prize recipient from ITS.
An expert in the field of culture through works of art, Naufan dared to register for the Habibie Prize 2022″ award selection through the institutional route, namely ITS. Naufan revealed, he focused on the intensity of activities in creating works of art as knowledge products, especially in the field of design, which he then registered for this award. “The reputation that I apply for is proven by the experience of the activity, recognition from the international community, and its usefulness,” he explained.
Even though he is still quite young, this man from Pamekasan, Madura has had a myriad of achievements and gained various experiences at the local, national and international levels. Naufan has published around 300 of his works in more than 200 events or festivals, international art or design publications, as well as no less than 20 events and national art festivals. “The work has been exhibited in total in 45 countries in the world,” continued Naufan.
aWhat’s more, Naufan’s various works have been evaluated and exhibited along with works by world-renowned design figures. Call it David Carson, Niklaus Troxler, Milton Glaser, Ivan Chermayeff, Armando Milani, and so on. “In DKV, the theories of these figures also become our teaching material, Thank God I have also exhibited with their works,” he said proudly.
One of Naufan’s works, which is a poster, was also used at the 2021 climate change conference in Scotland. In a national scale, five of his works were selected as the five selected mascot designs in regional head elections (Pilkada) in Serang City, Belitung, Lumajang, Sampang and Pamekasan Regencies. “I am also involved in various community service activities carried out by ITS for the benefit of the community, as well as non-profit projects in Pamekasan,” he continued.
The lecturer who is part of Pamekasan Regency Arts Council admits that he has received a lot of support and assistance from ITS. He expressed great appreciation, especially for the ITS leadership, the leadership of the Faculty of Creative Design and Digital Business (FDKBD), as well as the management of the ITS DKV department. “They supported a lot, especially when welcoming guests from BRIN when they came to DKV in order to make my profile for the award later,” he said.
Related to this, Naufan said that the achievements he is currently getting are the result of hard work together, not just from himself. He would not have won the Habibie Prize if there was no support from all ITS academicians. “This is a joint achievement, not only for me, but also for ITS,” he said.
At the end, Naufan advised all ITS academicians and other young people to never stop learning and working in developing theory, knowledge, and applying them with new visions. “Let’s continue to make ITS proud in many ways based on our respective fields of competence, so that ITS academicians will gain more recognition at national and even international level,” he concluded. (ITS PR)
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