Various Nusantara and World Cultures Presented at Unpad Faculty of Communication Sciences Festival
[unpad.ac.id, 05-17/2019] A total of 30 archipelago and world cultures were introduced by the Faculty of Communication Sciences (Fikom) of Unpad at the “Kembara” Cultural Festival held at Jati Padjadjaran Sports Hall, Unpad Jatinangor campus, Thursday (17 / 5). The introduction of the cultures was carried out in the form of attractive booths and performances.
Unpad Dean of Fikom Dr. Dadang Rahmat Hidayat, S.H., S.Sos., M.Sc., said that the Cultural Festival is one of the icons of Unpad Faculty of Communication Sciences since 1987. The Cultural Festival is an annual activity as a task for Cross-Cultural Communication courses attended by Faculty of Communication Science students.
According to Dr. Dadang, this activity shows that academic activities are not always in the classroom. Science is not always obtained through textbooks.
“This is an activity that can also unite as well as we can get to know various cultures,” said Dr. Dadang.
Dr. Dadang said, in communication science, the introduction of culture is very important to avoid communication barriers.
“Communication, one of which is knowing whose identity we will talk to, so that communication barriers can be removed by knowing cultures from many places,” Dr. Dadang.
In the event, students introduced culture by displaying interesting performances, such as in the form of musical dramas, dances, traditional ceremonies, and so on. At each booth, they also highlighted the distinctive characteristics of each culture.
The participants also wore clothes according to the culture they presented. Not only traditional clothing, but also modern clothing, or even resemble famous figures from each country.
The “Kembara” Cultural Festival was officially opened by the Director of Education and Student Affairs Prof. Dr. Wawan Hermawan, M.Sc. In his remarks, Prof. Wawan appreciates this activity and hopes that the next year the event will be better.
“Transformative learning has been realized, not only in classroom but also outside with an atmosphere like this. I am proud, hopefully next year will be even greater,” said Prof. Wawan. *
Reported by Artanti Hendriyana / am | Translated by dfa