Program Tags: Society, Culture and History


Main Program | Writing as Catharsis

In the face of trauma, writing can be deeply cathartic and help us make sense of our lives, our relationships, and ourselves. In his new memoir, Patting the Shark, Tim …

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Cultural Workshop | Bahasa Bali Breakfast

Kick-start your Festival day with Balinese treats and coffee while learning the basics of Basa Bali with the team from Cinta Bahasa. Learn key greetings, the dos, and don’ts, as …

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Festival Club | Story of a Translation: ‘Menolak Ayah’ to ‘Rejection’

The book Menolak Ayah explores Batak culture by using magical words and presenting contradictions between traditional Batak culture and Jakarta society in the early 1960s. Join author Ashadi Siregar in …

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Main Program | What are the Roots of Radicalism

Radicalism and extremism continue to create considerable concern and conflict around the world. An expanding field of study is looking at the roots and influences on what motivates these groups …

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Main Program | Memayu Hayuning Bawana

Our theme, Memayu Hayuning Bawana, from the Ancient Javanese Philosophy, of seeking beauty and harmony in our lives, can easily be related to contemporary society. Carma Citrawati, Ki Purbo Asmoro, …

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Main Program | Alternative History of Indonesia

Can re-telling narratives change our understanding of contemporary Indonesian history? Peter Carey, Eko Darmoko, and Max Lane discuss why the analysis of the longest period of Indonesian history, the New …

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Cultural Workshop | Batik Painting

Iconic for both its artistry and long history, Indonesia’s batik is designated by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Whether printing with a cap or …

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Cultural Workshop | Soul Path – Uncover your unique soul journey through the arts

With creativity as the container and the arts as the way, we’ll delve into a deeply reflective process of uncovering the signs, messages, images and directions our soul has been …

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Main Program | Intellectual Journeys with Brigid Delaney and Eric Weiner

Journalist and writer Brigid Delaney’s latest book, Reasons Not to Worry tells of the Stoic principles of virtue, moderation and self-discipline from the teachings of three ancient guides, Seneca, Epictetus and Marcus. …

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Main Program | In Conversation with Osman Yousefzada

British activist, interdisciplinary artist, and celebrated designer Osman Yousefzada, discusses his first book, The Go-Between, a uniquely observed memoir of his childhood growing up between worlds in a closed migrant community. …

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