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Design and architecture in Indonesia

Design and architecture in Indonesia

  Alexandra Crosby

The role of design in social change has received increasing public attention in the last decade. User-centred, iterative, participatory flexible approaches to the design of objects, spaces, communications, services and experiences are valued by policy makers and firms all over the world to address issues of social justice, sustainability and urban development. Simultaneously the territory within which design operates has been changing. Design is sometimes used synonymously with consumerism, urban tastes, and globalisation, such as ‘designer handbags’, but what design is and what it does is much more complex, and many of these new definitions of design are emerging in Indonesia.

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Solid Krack!

Solid Krack!

Artist merchandise in Yogyakarta

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Design action

Design action

Local design thinking in Bandung

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Chinese whispers: The art of reflection

Chinese whispers: The art of reflection

Essays and Fiction is a new series of writing in Inside Indonesia that aims to give voice to more personal stories about Indonesia. We welcome submissions in the form of reflective pieces, fiction, artwork, or essays about travel and fieldwork experiences.

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Amri Yahya and the Sydney University Labor Club

Amri Yahya and the Sydney University Labor Club

A link to Australia’s support of the Indonesian revolution

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Defining the Nation?

Defining the Nation?

Indonesia at the Venice Biennale, 2013

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Music and memories in Yogyakarta

Music and memories in Yogyakarta

An ongoing participatory artwork explores the crossover between musical taste and consumption

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Reflections of the soul

Reflections of the soul

Art critics welcome exhibition of edgy works on Islamic themes

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Preserving landscapes

Preserving landscapes

Budi Brahmantyo continues a lineage of scientific art for which West Java’s natural resources have provided the subject

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Everything is allowed

Everything is allowed

The generation of artists rising after Reformasi is failing to create meaning outside the art market

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Herstory in art

Herstory in art

Titarubi’s art challenges masculinity in Indonesian visual arts and beyond

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Review: Khadir Supartini’s 'Journey'

Review: Khadir Supartini’s 'Journey'

A bold young painter signals new direction in Indonesian fine art

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Art for the people

Art for the people

Taring Padi takes stock of a more than a decade fighting the political establishment – with art as its weapon

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Art for Allah’s sake

Art for Allah’s sake

A unique pesantren, founded and led by an internationally recognised Indonesian calligrapher, attracts men and women from all over the archipelago

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The spirit of Sudirman

The spirit of Sudirman

A mural competition in Yogyakarta sees Indonesians reinterpreting their revolutionary past in the light of present concerns

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Heritage and paradox

Heritage and paradox

Wayang Golek is proclaimed a masterpiece, but what is its future?

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Decorated for success

Decorated for success

Photo essay: Competition leads to artistry and danger on the streets of Kupang

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Graphic resistance

Graphic resistance

Photo-essay: Dissent and struggle are persistent themes of images adorning walls across East Timor

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Demonstrating diversity

Demonstrating diversity

Photo-essay: Yogya’s community protests against the Pornography Bill

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