Marini Tanzil

Research Associate

I am a surface pattern designer and lecturer at Fashion Design and Business, Universitas Ciputra Surabaya. My teaching and research focuses are on fashion textiles and materials, Indonesian textiles, and fashion entrepreneurship. I have been working as a full-time lecturer since 2017. In 2018, I was entrusted to be the chair of Fashion Design and Business at Universitas Ciputra Surabaya to lead and elevate the study program to the international level.

My love for textiles began when I pursued my Master’s degree at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Fashion Entrepreneurship program in 2015 and has found my deep affection and appreciation for Indonesian textiles and cultures during my teaching career in Universitas Ciputra. I have a strong passion for preserving and promoting Indonesian rich and diverse cultural and craft heritage in an entrepreneurial approach for the future generations on the national and global scale. My goal is to build a long-term career in education and entrepreneurship with focus in developing the Indonesian fashion industry through sustainability and the enrichment of local cultures and livelihoods.

I have partnered with the Indonesian government, various local and global institutions and businesses to conduct my research. The Javanese wayang klitik attires research is in partnership with The British Museum, the Chinese peranakan batik research is in partnership with a renowned Pekalongan batik artisan Oey Soe Tjoen and Tracing Pattern Foundation, the penta-helix collaboration in creative industry research is in partnership with the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, and the commercial fashion ready-to-wear and accessories collections are in partnership with a textile manufacturer PT. Gistex and a shoe manufacturer PT. Karyamitra Budi Sentosa.