Spedagi is a social design project initiated in 2014 by a designer, Singgih S. Kartono. It is based in Kandangan Village, about 2 hours by car from Yogyakarta City, in the middle of Java Island, Indonesia. Spedagi word means riding bicycle in the morning. It is derived from word-combination of two Indonesian words, Sepeda which means bicycle and Pagi which means morning. Upon village revitalization, we take on account various social issues brought up by the villagers and provide advices from design perspective.

Spedagi bamboo bike utilizes bamboo which abundantly grows in the village. Bamboo is used as the main parts, such as the bicycle frame. The bamboo bike then becomes the icon of Spedagi movement. The TZU DESIS Lab joined the project developing  bamboo bicycles and going around the village by it, in order to find issues that the village is faced. TZU DESIS Lab tackles issues r

Activities of Spedagi Japan are rooted in the field of eco-design and sustainable design practices, which had been cultivated since the 1990s. The “International Conference on Eco Design” began in 1999 in Japan, continued by the “International Conference of Design for Sustainability (ICDS) ” from 2006 to 2016, which then succeeded by Indonesia through he “International Conference on Village Revitalization (ICVR)” in 2014. Spedagi as a movement was born in 2012 and Spedagi Japan was in 2016, along with the 2nd ICVR.

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