It is time for the development process to change modus operandi from “planning for the youth” to “planning with the youth”
Queering LGBT rights in Timor-Leste
If the state’s role as the protector of LGBT community rights is naturalised, the LGBT community may struggle to problematise state-sponsored “homonormativity” as a political strategy.
The life and times of an Unesco convention in Timor-Leste
Intangible Cultural Heritage processes carry a structure whose rigidity is out of place with the subject matter.
Timor-Leste’s deep politics and the enigma of Xanana Gusmao
In 2018, Gusmao's reframing of his modernist vision through a lulik alliance signalled a return to his cultural roots that assisted in regaining his waning charisma.
Living Art under attack in Timor-Leste: Arte Moris
The eviction of the young nation's only art school has shown who holds the real power in Timor-Leste.
The “Timor Crisis” and Dom Bonaventura’s plea for help: Houben’s archival investigations
Recent research reveals a missive from the leader of the single most threatening Timorese uprising against the Portuguese.
30 years after the Santa Cruz massacre: What legacy is left behind?
The story of these youths' contribution to the liberation of their homeland is yet to be fully written.