Program Tags: Explore Indonesia


Satellite Event | Writing Political History with Vincent Bevins

How do you rewrite a dark corner of history in a compelling, meaningful way? Vincent Bevins discusses literary journalism and how he created a gripping, powerful account, from world histories …

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Main Program | Cities for the People

Passionate about sustainable development, urban spaces and the well-being of his community, Ridwan Kamil is one of Indonesia’s most visionary Governors. With a background in architecture, he believes that cities …

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Main Program | Back to Ubud

Since the pre-colonial era, Ubud has been an oasis of rich artistic expression and creativity. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to bring changes to various aspects of local life. At a …

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Main Program | The Silent Singing from Toili

From Toili, an area in Banggai Regency, Central Sulawesi, Eva Bande echoed the call for environmental concern and welfare of farmers as they were increasingly being eroded by the exploitative …

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Main Program | A Portrait of Islam in Java

George Quinn’s Wali Berandal Tanah Jawa presents a stunning portrait of Islam in Java; a phenomenon that often gone unnoticed by journalists, scientists, and tourists. Join him as he dives deep beneath …

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Main Program | The Many Faces of Gender in Literature

The freedom of gender expression and fluidity continues to face challenges throughout times. Art and literature is widely considered as moderate fluid spaces that create spaces for openness to the …

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Film Screening | Ring of Fire

Ring of Fire: An Indonesian Odyssey is the award-winning documentary series that explored the Indonesian islands’ rich cultures, from 1972 to 1985. Recently remastered and recoloured, their adventures took them from …

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Main Program | The Jakarta Method

Vincent Bevins’ bold and comprehensive debut work, The Jakarta Method, highlights his incisive reporting for The Washington Post and uses declassified documents and eyewitness testimony to reveal a shocking legacy …

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Main Program | The Nutmeg’s Curse

In The Nutmeg’s Curse, Amitav Ghosh shares how Western colonialism and exploitation in the Banda Islands, Maluku, is the origin of climate change’s current dynamics. Hilmar Farid, the Director-General of …

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Main Program | The Lasalaga Project

The Lasalaga Project is Louis Buana’s research of the ancient legend of Lasalaga, the fierce ruler of Mamuju, West Sulawesi. Of Balinese-Sulawesi heritage, Lasalaga’s story highlights the harmonious relationship between …

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