Dicky Senda


Country: Indonesia

From Mollo in the highlands of Timor, Dicky Senda is a novelist and food activist who has published a short story collection and a poetry collection. He founded the social enterprise Lakoat Kujawas in his home village of Taiftob in 2016. An integrated art, library, co-working space and homestay, it produces local food and hosts food and literature-themed cultural events for local children.

Lahir di Mollo, Nusa Tenggara Timur pada tahun 1986, Dicky Senda telah menerbitkan beberapa buku, yaitu kumpulan puisi berjudul Cerah dan kumpulan cerpen berjudul Kanuku Leon dan Hau Kamelin dan Tuan Kamlasi. Tahun 2015, Dicky mengikuti program residensi di Bumi Pemuda Rahayu dan mewakili Indonesia di Asean-Japan Residency Program 2016. Dicky kini menggagas kewirausahaan sosial bernama Lakoat.Kujawas, sebuah proyek integrasi komunitas kesenian, perpustakaan, ruang kerja, dan homestay di desa Taiftob.

Appearing in

Book Launch: Sai Rai

A girl is turned to stone, but gives life from her tears. A young man who is in love with his mother wants to return into the woman who gave …


Main Program: Preserving Culture

Modern political, economic and social factors pose significant threat to Indigenous and traditional cultures. But keeping in touch with tradition isn’t only the work of elders and anthropologists. These young …


The Kitchen: Food Memories from The Heart of Timor

Author and food activist Dicky Senda will summon childhood food memories from his home in Taiftob Village in the highlands of Mollo, known as ‘The Heart of Timor’. Serving up …


Festival Club @ Bar Luna: The Heart of Timor

Writer, activist and changemaker Dicky Senda’s work is rooted in a deep connection to his home in the highlands of Mollo, Timor. Hear the fascinating story of his social enterprise …