Program Tags: Society, Culture and History


Main Program | The Bali Bombings, 20 years later

No one ever thought Bali, island of the Gods, would be a victim of terrorism, but on 12 October 2002, two explosions rocked the streets of Kuta. This single act …

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Main Program | The Nuances of Cultural Appropriation

Where do inspiration and appreciation end and appropriation begin? What distinguishes cultural exchange from cultural appropriation? Will fear of cultural appropriation inhibits the work of fiction writers? Our panelists delve …

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Special Event | Ubud Story Walks: Lempad’s Legacy

Ubud Story Walks organizes historical walking tours for curious travelers in Ubud. Passionate about charting genuine experiences inspired by Bali’s unique history, all tours are led by certified Balinese guides. …

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Cultural Workshop | Village Cycling 

This cycling tour allows you to see some of Bali’s greatest treasures. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking. A must-do! The tour starts just outside Ubud center and travels rice field …

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Film Program | Tradition Keepers: Touching the Ground & Mother of the Blue Darkness

Follow the stories of personal challenges and cultural survival that run beneath the surface of Indonesia’s textile arts industry and into a world of rituals, ancestors, mythology and ecological wisdom …

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Main Program | Women in Fiction

What are the challenges faced by females writing in male-populated genres? Does gender-based discrimination still exist, or has it shifted? Diana Reid, author of Love & Virtue, Ramayda Akmal author, …

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Main Program | In Conversation with Carla Power

Carla Power, the author of two Pulitzer Prize finalists in General Nonfiction, discusses in her latest book, Home, Land, Security, the emerging field of deradicalization. By inquiring into the stories of those …

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Main Program | Bali, 50 Years of Change

Jean Couteau and Eric Buvelot discuss Bali, 50 Years of Changes – A Conversation with Jean Couteau, translated from French by Diana Darling, looking back at Bali since the 1970s, …

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Cultural Workshop | The Language of Offering

With their intricately woven leaves and stunning collection of petals, you’ve no doubt admired the Balinese Hindu offerings adorning homes, streets, and temples. Now you can discover the reasons behind …

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Main Program | In Conversation with Desi Anwar

In The Art of Solitude, Desi Anwar’s musings and random thoughts captured during the time of Covid shows us that solitude is neither torment nor an affliction to be feared …

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