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May 22, 2019

Disaster!

Post tsunami Aceh / DFAT

By GERRY VAN KLINKEN

May 22, 2019

Review: Malevolent beauty

By RON WITTON

May 22, 2019

When the deity meditates…

Primbon / British Library

In ancient Indonesian manuscripts, a disaster is sometimes not a disaster, but a message from the deity.

By WAYAN JARRAH SASTRAWAN

May 22, 2019

The Palu earthquake

The aftermath / Tim Baretto & Melanie Filler

Though earthquakes are common in Palu, residents underestimate the threat, and government response efforts are weak

By MUHAMMAD NASRUM

May 22, 2019

Religious idioms of vulnerability

Aceh post tsunami recovery/ ILO @Flickr

Years after the tsunami, people in Aceh articulate the fragility of life through religious idioms

By DAVID KLOOS & ANNEMARIE SAMUELS

May 22, 2019

Wake up! Flood!

Bunga Sirait @Flickr

A Dutch anthropologist lived in a Jakarta riverside slum to learn how residents there cope with constant flooding

By ROANNE VAN VOORST

May 22, 2019

Bangun! Banjir!

Bunga Sirait @Flickr

Seorang antropolog Belanda tinggal di permukiman kumuh di bantaran kali Jakarta untuk memahami bagaimana warga di sana hidup berdampingan dengan banjir

By ROANNE VAN VOORST

Jul 22, 2019

Alternative tourism in Bali

Student volunteers and the local community collected rubbish and turned it into an ogoh-ogoh for local Balinese festivities. Source/ Sea Communities

Community programs in northern Bali are aiming to avoid negative impacts of...

By HANNAH SUTTON

Jul 01, 2019

Untreated trauma in Nduga

A teacher formerly posted in Nduga, holds her infant while instructing the children in the emergency school / Sorang Saragih

The plight of Papua’s internally displaced persons is not being recognised by...

By HIPOLITUS YOLISANDRY RINGGI WANGGE

Jun 11, 2019

The waste emergency

 / Instagram @nickpumphreyphoto

Government, producers and the public must all cooperate to tackle Indonesia’s waste...

By ROLF HAJEK

Jun 02, 2019

Bogus redemption

Charlie Hartanto / Flickr

Mudik forms a bogus redemption for many precarious workers amid a lack...

By MUHTAR HABIBI

May 17, 2019

Review: Bridges of Friendship

An excellent reminder of the strength and importance of relationships between people...

By ANITA DEWI

May 16, 2019

Aging remarkably

Tati (Tatik) Soepijarniwati, 86 years, seems too small, too slight and too old to agitate / Author

A lifelong activist and retired midwife is teaching her peers to stay...

By DUNCAN GRAHAM

May 06, 2019

Review: Flowers from Universe

Consort seated at spinning wheel, c.1910.  Reproduced in CM Pleyte, De Inlandsche nijverheid in West-Java als social-ethnologisch verschijnsel. Vol. 2, 1911. Batavia: Javasche Boekhandel en Drukkerij.

Textiles from Java

By LAURIE MARGOT ROSS

May 02, 2019

Passing it on

Image/ Lisa Favazzo

On a recent study trip, journalism student Lisa Favazzo met two people...

By LISA FAVAZZO

Apr 29, 2019

A temple to populist nationalism

Muslim devotees attend Sukarno's graveside / Ian Chalmers

Sukarno’s gravesite is very popular but there is much irony in the...

By IAN CHALMERS

Apr 17, 2019

Timotius and Freeport

Timotius Kambu  / Tempo

Elite politics and Freeport Indonesia’s non-compliance continue to deny Timotius Kambu his...

By JEREMY MULHOLLAND & ABDUL FICKAR HADJAR

Apr 01, 2019

Review: Landscape of the soul

Landscape of the Soul III (WWII) 2016. Frances Larder.

An exhibition of wall-hangings and mixed-media depicts the experiences of European Dutch...

By RON WITTON

Apr 01, 2019

Review: Revisiting the colonial wars

By JOOST COTE

This Week

Jayapura, West Papua / Alex Drainville @Flickr Creative Commons

Competing Papuan identities

PETRUS K FARNEUBUN

A battle is looming between an emboldened pro-independence movement and Papuans who are pro-Indonesia

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