Laretna T Adishakti (Yogyakarta, 19 October 1958) is a Lecturer and Coordinator of the Center for Heritage Conservation, Department of Architecture & Planning, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Laretna received her Doctorate in Engineering from Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan(1997), while her Master of Architecture degree is from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA (1988).
Currently, Sita, her nickname, facilitates as Co-founder and Presidium, Indonesian Heritage Trust, and Co-founder and Board of Advisers of the Jogja Heritage Society. She facilitated several International Field School such as Borobudur Heritage Saujana, Asian Heritage, Kotagede Heritage District post-earthquake, Imogiri Saujana Batik Heritage She is also Director, Natural Indigo Batik Research and Design, Galeri Batik Jawa Indigo Co., Ltd., Board of Experts, “Sekarjagad” Batik Society,and Board members, Traditional Textile Arts Society of South-East Asia (TTASSEA). She is a Member of the Asian Academy for Heritage Management UNESCO-ICCROM; and the Eisenhower Fellowship. Sita, who is also a painter and flower arranger, was selected as Eisenhower Fellow in USA (2002), served as Selection Committee for Rolex Award for Enterprises in Geneva, Switzerland (2006), received Nikkei Asia Prizes 2009 for Culture, in Tokyo, Japan, and “Practical Award 2015” from Association of Rural Planning, Tokyo, Japan.
Her major of interests are architectural, rural, urban & cultural landscape (saujana) heritage conservation; infill and community design; heritage economy, business, and tourism; natural indigo batik for contemporary fashion and interior; painting & flower arrangement