Category Archives: Arts, Language and Culture

Timor Timur, 1987

Ternyata saya pernah menulis seperti ini. Tentang Timor Timur, pada tahun 1987, pada koran Prioritas yang lalu berganti nama menjadi Media Indonesia. Sebelum pristiwa Santa Cruz, 1991. Pada waktu itu Timor Timur belum menarik perhatian banyak orang. Masih “tertutup” sebagai … Continue reading

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Menanggapi Gagasan Arsitektur Betawi dan Mesjid Raya

Baca di Yahoo! Dua minggu yang lalu, ada dua gagasan Gubernur Jakarta Joko Widodo yang menarik perhatian. Yang pertama, mengenai keharusan semua bangunan di Jakarta memiliki ciri Betawi. Yang kedua, rencana pembangunan masjid raya di Kapuk. Kedua gagasan tersebut menarik, … Continue reading

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Arts between the State and the Community: The Problem of Consumption in/of the City

Talk delivered at Lasalle College of Arts, Singapore, 27-28 March 2012. Keywords: Public/common space, community, ecology, arts, management, state, city, community, sustainability, democracy, freedom. Introduction My talk will be in three parts. The first will try to make a distinction … Continue reading

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Rupa Belanja, Rupa Kota

(For English translation, please scroll down) Pengantar kuratorial pameran senirupa di Galeri Salihara,  14 – 30 Januari 2012. Kita hidup di dalam dunia yang, melalui kota, makin tidak pernah puas dan henti mengkonsumsi apa saja. Makin menuntut banyak dan beragam … Continue reading

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Kondisi Manusia dalam Persoalan Lingkungan

Dari “Taring Padi, Seni Membongkar Tirani“, Lumbung Press, Juni 2011, hal. 297-316   Dengan popularitas perubahan iklim bersamaan dengan figur Al Gore, orang mudah melupakan bahwa ada banyak masalah lingkungan lain yang tidak berkaitan dengan perubahan iklim. Misalnya: terancamnya dan … Continue reading

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Culture, Disaster, and a Future for Eco-Metropolis?

Keynote Speech for The Future Sketch Conference, Tokyo, October 29th , 2011, organized by The Culture Creation Project, Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Introduction 10.29. Seven months and eighteen days after 3.11, many have been said. It is therefore difficult to think … Continue reading

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Inside and Outside the Mall

Also in The Jakarta Globe   One funny and snobbish thing about malls is its interior design—actually I am not sure if it is “design” at all.

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Experiencing Borobudur

 The Jakarta Post, 20 February 2003. There are many ways to experience Borobudur and paths to enlightenment, as there are many ways to destroy this experience, if current course of events are not mindfully considering the wholesome value of the … Continue reading

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Borobudur

Majalah Tempo, 2 Mei 2005 Pada 13 Maret 2005 koran terkemuka Jogjakarta Bernas dan Kedaulatan Rakyat memasang gambar utama dengan isi yang sama pada halaman muka: para miss Asean di puncak Borobudur. Beberapa darinya jelas sekali mendaki dan duduk pada … Continue reading

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