Annisa Puspa Andira
Since we a child, we’ve been told to preserve our heritage as we own it. Heritage considered to be a landmark identity to distinguishes it for another—or in this case a city. However, the problem is preserving a heritage today become an unpopular thing to do and easy to left behind. Perhaps, Ayos Purwoaji’s opinion about culture would open your eyes.
Ayos’s doubt on heritage begins when he sees strange pillars stand-alone located in front of Tunjungan Plaza 5, Surabaya. He researches to fill his curiosity on the meaning of those peculiar pillars. Turn out it was a Toko NAM (NAM’s store) façade that’s been rebuilt as a reminiscent of its glory to be great shopping center in 1935. With a push from heritage enthusiast, those pillars today become one of the Surabaya’s heritage. Confusion strikes and made Ayos rethinking again what heritage means.