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Jember – For the first time, PPPPTK Matematika participated in Jember Fashion Carnival (JFC) 2019. At this annual international event, PPPPTK Matematika performed at the category of Wonderful Artchipelago Carnival Indonesia (WACI) taking place on 3 August 2019. The WACI event was officially opened by the Head of Culture and Tourism Office, East Java Province, Sinarto.
In WACI 2019, 8 contingents participated in the event: PPPPTK Matematika, DKI Jakarta, Nganjuk Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, Solo City, Malang Regency, and Jember Regency. Along with the other 7 contingents, PPPPTK Mathematics succeed to attract the audience by presenting creations of fashion depicted a creative culture in mathematical nuance.
The team of PPPPTK Matematika directed by the Head of PPPPTK Matematika, Daswatia Astuty, put on a costume inspired from the basic geometric shapes like circle, triangle and square that created various beautiful patterns on the costume. To make the design of the geometric costume more comprehensive, various symbols and numbers, operating symbols, two-dimensional shapes, three-dimensional shapes, mathematical symbols, and fractal shapes are added as accessories representing mathematics.
The idea of making geometric theme for the costumes worn by the PPPPTK Matematika team came from Director of the SEAMEO Regional Center for QITEP in Mathematics, Dr. Sumardyono. The idea was then translated into the design of the carnival costumes by Dandy T Hidayat. He is well known as a designer as well as a coach for the Association of Indonesian Fashion Designers of the Special Region of Yogyakarta.
It was stated by Daswatia, the participation of PPPPTK Matematika in JFC 2019 event is an effort to foster public intention on mathematics as a means to make mathematics as an enjoyble topic. Further, she also expressed her pride for the hard work and courage of PPPPTK Matematika team to perform at the international event.
The involvement of PPPPTK Matematika at the WACI event of JFC 2019 was also supported by PPPPTK Arts and Culture and SEAMEO QITEP in Mathematics. Both institution represented by their structural officials and some other staff were present at the event to encourage the peforming team of PPPPTK Mathematics. (RK/YN)