To mark International Human Rights Day (10 December), the ANU Indonesia Institute hosted an online discussion reviewing the events of 2020 in Indonesia from a human rights perspective.

In this recording of the event panel of experts and practitioners looked at how the COVID pandemic has been reshaping the lives of Indonesians. Panelists discussed the major events that occurred in Indonesia in 2020 while reflecting on how Indonesians’ enjoyment of political, economic, and social rights have been affected by the multiple crises of 2020. Moderated by Professor Edward Aspinall, ANU, speakers included:

Dr. Eve Warburton, National University of Singapore: Politics

Dr Saiful Mahdi, Universitas Syiah Kuala, Banda Aceh: A view from Aceh
Prof. John McCarthy, ANU: Food security and vulnerability
Dr. Elly Kent, ANU: Artists, communities and COVID responses
Sandeep Nanwani, activist, anthropologist and physician, UNFPA Indonesia: Vulnerable Populations: Warga Miskin Kota
Dr. Amalinda Savirani, Universitas Gajdah Mada: Informal workers and the urban context
Usman Hamid, Amnesty International Indonesia: Human rights in 2020.

On 11 March, 2021, the ANU Indonesia Institute will host another webinar in which we will hear from Indonesian art practitioners about future pathways for art and artists in Indonesia.

Art and artists have long held an important position in Indonesian society—in politics, in movements for social and environmental justice, community development, education, commercial design and contemporary life. After two decades of enormous social change on global and local scales, what role will art and artists play in Indonesia’s future? The ANU Indonesia Institute is pleased to present a webinar addressing this question across diverse fields including curatorship, art history, ‘artivism’, experimental and research-based art, regional development and education.

Moderated by Dr Elly Kent, speakers will include:

Anissa Rahadiningtyas (PhD Candidate, Cornell University),

Arham Rahman (Director, Makassar Biennale),

I Made Bayak (artist),

Alia Swastika (Director, Yogyakarta Biennale Foundation),

Karina Roosvita (Artist and researcher)

When: Mar 11, 2021 05:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Click here to register in advance for this event.