Calling all the makers! Register yourself online as DIY Market tenant.
Registration now closed! Please see selected tenants and further info here.

Tenant registration info:
Anitha Silvia
HP +6285645438964
Twitter @anithasilvia


DIY is an annual design conference and festival based in Surabaya which is designed to capture and disseminate factual and contextual design dialogues in Surabaya. First held in 2011, DIY holds on to the belief that design is a discipline, method, in the spirit of innovation and problem solving that can—and should—be enjoyed, and applicable by and to all levels of society.

After trying to map out our conditions in the first year, and collecting various tactics in the second year, in this third year DIY, we believe it is a good time to look at the ideas manifest in the form of a prototype(s). This 2013, we invite you to get together to dare to experiment, laugh at failure, get back to the drawing board and see the ideas in the head becomes more real and interact with the surrounding reality. Time to use and dirty your hands—and mind—with prototips! Come and join our talks, workshops, and Design + Art Market DIY Fair!


HONF Fablab the Legacy
Fablab the Legacy: Towards the Border Roadshow
HONF Fablab Yogyakarta

Tuesday, 24 September 2013, 6pm
C2O Library & Collabtive
Jl. Dr. Cipto 20 Surabaya

Opening talk: Prototyping
Antariksa, Indonesia Contemporary Art Network

Wednesday, 9 October 2013
Jl. Dr. Sutomo 79-81 Surabaya

Afternoon Tea & Side Gig
White Shoes & the Couples Co.

Saturday, 12 October 2013
C2O library & collabtive

DIY Fair Surabaya
DIY Fair

A one-day artists’ and designers’ market, featuring cool, quirky stuff, and the people who made them. Meet the Maker is a way to bring some of the creative and dynamic things in Surabaya that lack a place to come together.

Sunday, 13 October 2013
Surabaya Town Square

Workshop: printmaking
KRACK Studio

14-16 October 2013
C2O library & collabtive

Crafting Design
Eric Widjaja

Talk: 17 October 2013, 6-9pm

Workshop: 18 October 2013
Petra University

Tarlen Handayani
Tarlen Handayani

Talk: 24 October 2013, 6-9pm

Workshop: 25 October 2013


Sunday, 27 October 2013
Car Free Day, Raya Darmo

DIY 2013 Closing
DIY 2013 Closing

27 October 2013
C2O library & collabtive



The space/medium to comprehend ‘our own selves’ is not inherently available within our own city. DIY has started the initiative to build a casual but shrewd medium for Surabaya to learn from and understand ourselves.

Aryani Widagdo
ARVA School of Fashion

The chance to meet various fashion people in Surabaya in one open forum is a great experience. We meet various fashion people with different orientations, but similar vision, that is, to develop the creative industry in Surabaya, from its ideas and creation, to its workforce and its market.

Ramok Lakoro

DIY is the opportunity to bring Surabaya as a more significant force into the creative economy map, or at least to build the movement for a new tradition in creative communities in Surabaya.

Bayu Prasetya

The themes were contextualised to Surabaya conditions, the discussions were constructive, and the atmosphere was casual and relaxed. I think DIY is an optimism in growing and developing design in Surabaya.

Yoshi Fajar Kresno Murti
Indonesian Visual Art Archive

DIY is important, not only for providing the space for various economic communities, but also to show the economic creativity of independent communities in Surabaya.

Obed Bima Wicandra
UK Petra

What touched me is people from various backgrounds—designers, comic artists, urban artists, social scientists and other supposedly non-related disciplines—gathered and shared various ideas, proving that yes we do have designers, artists, and people who give a damn in Surabaya.