Kingsley Ng | Bok Cinta | Cindy Lin | Antariksa | Yorimichi Caravan

Ada banyak acara yang meramaikan tempat baru C2O library & collabtive di Jl. Dr. Cipto 22 pada 6-9 Agustus 2015 ini. Semuanya terbuka untuk umum. Donasi sukarela (pay as you wish)–semuanya digunakan untuk mendukung kami mengembangkan ruang maupun program kami.

A number of exciting events await in our new space in Jl. Dr. Cipto 22 on 6 – 9 August 2015. All are open to public. Pay as you wish–everything goes to support us in developing our space and programs.


Artists’ Talk & Sharing
Kingsley Ng (Hong Kong) & WAFT (Surabaya)
Inter-disciplinary Practices

☞ Thursday, 6 August 2015, 18.30 – 21.00
C2O library & collabtive
Jl. Dr. Cipto 22 , Surabaya, Indonesia 60264

Kingsley Ng is an inter-disciplinary artist from Hong Kong working internationally, with a focus on community-oriented projects, often through meticulous spatial interventions using light and sound.
His practices are not to create new forms and objects, but often to highlight the disregarded and forgotten, and to rediscover and reestablish sensible relationships between people and their surroundings.

Kingsley Ng will share some of his past projects including his participation at the Echigo Tsumari Triennial in Japan, Land Art Biennial in Mongolia, Guangzhou Triennial in China, and the Ircam Centre Pompidou in France.

Ng received postgraduate training at Le Fresnoy – National Studio of Contemporary Arts in France, an MSc Sustainable Design degree from the University of Edinburgh in the UK and a BFA New Media Art degree from the Ryerson University in Canada. He is the recipient of the Asian Cultural Council Fellowship Award, Hong Kong Arts Development Council Best Artist Award in Media Arts, Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Awards 2009. He is currently a lecturer at the HKBU Hong Kong Academy of Visual Arts.

Since its very beginning, WAFT focus has been on the tension and interplay at the interdisciplinary art practices in Surabaya, Indonesia. It was initiated through the efforts of a group of people – people who are passionate about what they do, backed by lengthy experience in event organizer and intense documentation of art events and performances. These references are instrumental to the development of educative yet innovative medium and creative playground


Pemutaran film & peluncuran katalog pasca-acara
Ikhtiar Aktivasi Ruang Khalayak
☞ Jumat 7 Agustus 2015, pk. 19.00 – 21.00
C2O library & collabtive, Jl. Dr. Cipto 22, Surabaya

Adin (kurator Bok Cinta)

– Adhiel Albatati (Arabische Kamp / Kampung Arab Surabaya)
– Kenta Kishi (Architect / Co-director of Orange House Studio)
– Kentaro Taki (Video Artist, NPO VIDEOART CENTER Tokyo)
– Rie Saito (Art-Sociologist, Ph.D. Candidate, Waseda University)

‘Bok Cinta’ Project merupakan sebuah proyek seni yang diadakan di Kampung Bustaman, Purwodinatan, Semarang Utara. ‘Bok Cinta’ sendiri merupakan idiom yang diciptakan para remaja Bustaman yang tergabung dalam Ikatan Remaja Bustaman (IRB) untuk menamai sebuah tempat tongkrong mereka di salah satu sudut gang mereka yang cukup sempit.


Diskusi dengan Cindy Lin Kaiying (Kandidat PhD, Michigan University)
Shared/Sharing Spaces
☞ Sabtu, 8 Agustus 2015, pk. 18.30 – 21.00
C2O library & collabtive, Jl. Dr. Cipto 22, Surabaya

Sesi diskusi introspektif dengan pemilik dan pengelola sharing/shared spaces, ruang berbagi dan khalayak, mulai dari co-working space, makerspace, hackerspace, cafe/warkop, kolektif, inkubator, kos, sanggar, dsb. untuk mengeksplorasi pranata, praktek dan fasilitas yang ada dan memungkinkan.

Cindy Lin is a researcher dedicated to the study of shared technological and scientific spaces, vernacular technologies and intergenerational knowledge exchanges in the Global South. Her previous ethnographic work involved extensive fieldwork on the politics of DIY maker and hacker culture in Indonesia and the complex flows of scientific and technological information across nation-state boundaries. She will be a PhD Student at the School of Information, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor this Fall 2015.


Diskusi dengan Antariksa
Desain Grafis pada Zaman Jepang

☞ 9 Agustus 2015, pk. 16.00 – 18.00
C2O library & collabtive, Jl. Dr. Cipto 22, Surabaya

Masa singkat pendudukan Jepang di Indonesia, 1942-1945, merupakan masa yang penting dalam sejarah desain grafis di Indonesia. Atas nama mobilisasi perang, praktik dan produk desain grafis Indonesia berada dalam kendali yang sangat ketat, lebih ketat dari masa-masa sebelumnya. Tetapi atas nama mobilisasi perang juga lah desain grafis Indonesia untuk pertama kalinya berjumpa dengan perkembangan paling maju dalam desain grafis dunia.

Antariksa, peneliti pada KUNCI Cultural Studies Center, Yogyakarta. Karya terbarunya Art Collectivism in the Japanese-Occupied Indonesia akan terbit tahun depan (Fukuoka: Kyushu University Press).


☞ 9 August 2015, 19:30 – 21:30
C2O library & collabtive, Jl. Dr. Cipto 22, Surabaya

YORIMICHI CARAVAN project〉 is a “screening caravan” that visits alternative spaces in Asian countries with the documentary film “BOOK STORE – part1″.

【About a film “BOOK STORE”】
The Great Eastern Japan Earthquake occurred in 2011. Many people decided to emigrate in order to avoid radiation sickness and had to completely change their lives. Tesuya Mori was one of them. He moved to Tottori prefecture and was about to start farming for self-sufficiency as well as an info-shop (*1) for exchanging information and introducing counter-culture. Not wanting a full time job, he rents a garage for cheap with the plan of opening his own bookstore. The garage is run-down and he repairs it in a DIY (Do It Yourself) way. Yet, in order to subsidize the cost of installing a sewer system, he has to work part-time, so the repairs don’t proceed as swiftly as he’d like. Without enough money or time, yet with the help from people in the guesthouse and from around town, will he really be able to make his own bookstore? This is the first chapter of this DIY documentary.


C2O: A work in progress, always.
C2O library & collabtive, Jl. Dr. Cipto 22, Surabaya
☞ Senin, 10 Agustus 2015, 17.30 – 19.00

Mei 2015 lalu, C2O memenangkan penghargaan Diageo-British Council Social Enterprise Award for Arts, Creative, and Tourism Organisation. Dana hibah dari penghargaan ini digunakan sepenuhnya untuk membiayai sebagian renovasi C2O library & collabtive. Renovasi ini baru saja selesai, dan kami perlahan-lahan memindahkan apa yang telah dibangun sejak tahun 2008 ke tempat tinggal yang baru.

Tentunya, masih sangat banyak yang belum siap, tapi jika berkenan hadir, kami mengundang kawan-kawan untuk bergabung di sesi presentasi singkat C2O, mengintip rencana kerja (work-in-progress) ruang dan program, sekaligus berbagi saran dan gagasan.


Google App Success, Right Out of the Package
29 August 2015, 10 am – 1 pm
C2O library & collabtive, Jl. Dr. Cipto 22, Surabaya

Successful Indonesian apps start with good content. Learn how Google and open-source tools can help you generate ideas to turn your hacks into app businesses, conduct user research, and launch and monetize your product.

Audience: Entrepreneurs and developers building or imagining their own app – regardless of platform. Presentation will be in English only.

Speaker: Liz Yepsen is a Program Manager for Google Developers Launchpad, based in Switzerland. She’ll share insights from the over 7,000 startups in the program on what drives startup success.

Workshop + Codelab: Stay for a hands-on workshop to refine your idea, develop user personas and get user feedback before you code a thing. Participants with app packages can apply for a space at four Material Design code labs during these dates.

Registration required:

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