The RRJ Community
RRJ's activities are carried out by a combined team of researchers, activists, local communities and volunteers.
If you are interested in joining one of the RRJ programs or projects, please send a message via the contact page
Andesh Tomo is a researcher, architect and urbanist who has spent over a decade exploring the complexities of life in Jakarta. Founding RRJ as a centre for the study of informality in 2020 has revealed critical insights about how informality defines the indonesian capital, and how cities can more effectively integrate informal phenomena in planning, policy, economics and culture.
Barda is an architect who has interests in rural-urban culture and visual arts. experienced in participatory planning with grassroot communities in Jakarta and visual in collaboration with a wide range of artists and creative groups.
Rahma is a Jakarta-born and raised graphic designer. Naturally curious and keen to explore and experience more perspectives of her own city.
She became one of the earliest members of RRJ. She believes visuals and design are the key elements for developing creative approaches to resolving some of Jakarta's biggest challenges. She is responsible for driving the design and creative aspects of digital content to help attract new volunteers and contributors, as well as to reach a wider and younger audience.
Nika is an urban planner who became part of RRJ as a Liaison Officer.
She coordinated a range of stakeholder interests over the course of several RRJ core projects, including collaboration partner activities and important third party interests.
Erdin is a city enthusiast who likes to explore traditional markets and other parts of Jakarta on foot.
She has experience in event cordination, and believes that creating events is one way to build customers' engagement into a brand. She joined RRJ as a volunteer, managing tours and events since December 2021.
Raihana is a day-to-day government official with expertise in housing provision, policy analysis, development cooperation and infrastructure project management. Highly motivated and passionate in fields related to sustainable development and participatory planning in cities. Prior to joining the team in 2019, she has been actively involved in community development projects and research related to urban informality.
With over five years experience in various fields of urbanism, Arina Rahma is an urban designer and researcher who explores mobility, informality and social innovation. During 2020, she led the ‘Rapat Tetangga’ research which investigated social mobility and interaction towards the notion of compactness in low-income neighbourhoods in Jakarta. Currently studying for her Master in Urban Design at Technische Universiät (TU) Berlin, she is part of the research assistants at the TU Habitat Unit.