Gotong Royong. A short history of Indonesian cooperation

Discursive programme to accompany Gotong Royong. Things We Do Together

  • Participants
    • Reinaart Vanhoe
    • Irwan Ahmett & Tita Salina  
    • Marianna Dobkowska


  • The discursive programme supplementing the Gotong Royong. Things We Do Together exhibition intends to add to what we learned from the exhibition itself. Recent changes in the social, political and economic climateincluding economic crises, political-religious extremism, the questioning of climate changes, populist and nationalist trends, the crisis in education and the gradual breakdown of community tiesseem to be universal. The Gotong Royong. Things We Do Together exhibition offers projects, actions and grassroots solutions by using artistic-educational activism to defy these negative indicators. We would like this discursive programme to put the exhibition in a broader context. The programmes meetings will differ both in format and in their way of presenting knowledge. The meetings will involve artists and activists who are taking part in the exhibition, as well as analysts of culture and of connections between politics and economics. We believe that it is important to investigate concrete issues. In these meetings, we will think about what acting together means, why nationalist tendencies are picking up and what role an unconventional perspective can play in transforming education.


  • Curators of discursive programme
    • Marianna Dobkowska
    • Konrad Schiller
  • Discussion hall of the exhibition Gotong Royong. Things We Do Together
  • Discussion in English
Event connected with:
Gotong Royong