Bandung Creative City Forum (BCCF)

Member since: 
November 2014
Bandung Creative City Forum (BCCF)


Bandung Creative City Forum (BCCF) is an organization that was established in 2008 by creative individuals and communities in Bandung.

This organization was established in 2008, with the following aims:

  • to nurture CREATIVITY as an effort to empower the ECONOMIC potentials;
  • to improve the well-being of local CIVIL SOCIETY;
  • to maintain the ECOSYSTEM;
  • to value the diversity of our CULTURE.

BCCF was formalized on 21 December 2008 under the legal name Perkumpulan Kreatif Kota Bandung(PKKB) and the brand name Bandung Creative City Forum (BCCF).

The first period of BCCF organizing team (2008-2012) was chaired by M. Ridwan Kamil, architect & urban designer, lecturer at the Architecture department of ITB, founder and principal of Urbane (architecture & urban design consultant), and currently Mayor of Bandung (2013-2018). The second period of BCCF organizing team (2013-2017) is chaired by Tb. Fiki C. Satari, founder and owner of AirplaneSystm (a clothing & apparel brand), lecturer at the Faculty of Economy at Padjadjaran University, head of the management team for Bandung application to become a member of UNESCO Creative City Network, and currently also Head of Karang Taruna (the biggest Indonesian official youth organisation) of Bandung City (2014-2019).

Initiatives and Programmes related to Social Economy

BCCF currently runs 4 (four) main programs:

  • Helarfestival: a community festival that initiated the establishment of BCCF, consisting of a variety of events such as exhibition, conferences, workshops, performances, seminars, etc. 
  • Kampung Kreatif: a regular program where BCCF applies the Creative City strategy in kampung (urban village) scale, integrating local inhabitants and diverse creative communities that intensively respond to the specific characteristics of the local urban environment. This program includes mapping, potential improvement, and light infrastructure development of Bandung urban villages.    
  • Simpul Institute: a regular program where BCCF accommodates the desire of diverse creative communities in Bandung to share their skills, knowledge, passion, and networks to the public of a wide range of ages and backgrounds. This program offers courses in different creative activities such as programming for kids, animation, science for kids, arts and crafts, adventure for kids, etc. 
  • DesignAction.bdg (DA.bdg): an annual international workshop-conference on design thinking to find innovative solutions for urban issues, involving all stakeholders of the city, the quadruple helix of Academics, Business sector, Communities, and Government (ABGC). This program aims to produce realistic recommendations for the city, for a chosen current issue.  

In running these four programs, BCCF always applies the design thinking methodology and urban acupuncture concept, with the 3C phase: Connect - Collaborate - Commerce. BCCF also aims to ensure the sustainability of the programs by leaving economy, social-cultural, and environmental/physical footprints.

Best practices in promoting social economy & sustainable development

  • Sabilulungan garbage bank product development
  • Batik Fractal - Dago Pojok co-operation
  • Kampung Pasundan leather goods production
  • SImpul Institute goes to kampung (for Linggawastu and Pulosari)
  • etc.