Discussion Ngopi.8 – Intermission

Ngopi.8 – Intermission ©Zyfra Hatikva

7 PM


Open discussion sessions in an unconference-style

This is the last event of our Ngopi-series before an intermission until the second part of Rubicon in mid-September: Kotaton. Since February, Ngopi has brought together individuals from various backgrounds to share and discuss different perspectives and experiences of collective or collaborative cultural work. Rakarsa Foundation will outline the findings during the Ngopi and talk about ideas and relations between different collectives and initiatives in Bandung. Visual artist Tisna Sanjaya will respond to our accumulated knowledge and contributes his vast experience of connecting social and political phenomena to his artistic work. Don't miss this session, because we will also let you know how you can participate at the Kotaton.
In relation to preventing the spread of Covid-19, Ngopi.8 will be implemented virtually through Zoom.

The bi-monthly Ngopi series is part of Rubicon, a cultural initiative by the Goethe-Institut Bandung, Institut Français d’Indonési Bandung and Rakarsa Foundation that unfolds throughout the whole year of 2021. Ngopi seeks to further explore the collaborative experiences of local artistic/creative/activist actors in their creative process as well as challenges, obstacles and potentials of working collectively on current issues in the city of Bandung. Consisting of nine open discussion sessions in an unconference-style, each Ngopi presents discussion triggers – inputs by local experts and practitioners – which result in an open discussion and fluid conversation with the audience-participants. The Ngopi series will emphasize three main topics: collective identity and diversity, environment and sustainability, and social justice and empowerment in our shared urban space. With these informal yet in-depth conversations we seek to build the ground for the next stages of the overall project. 
Rubicon is produced in partnership with Rakarsa Foundation, the Goethe-Institut Bandung and the Institut Français d’Indonésie IFI Bandung, and supported by the German-Franco Cultural Fund. The project consists of a series of unconferences, a hackathon, and a final exhibition in December 2021.

Vincent Rumahloine is an artist, lecturer, founder of the Contemporary Art Studio, and Chairman of the Rakarsa Foundation. Since graduating from FSRD Intitut Teknologi Bandung he has been with different communities to build a "safe space" for people from various backgrounds. Currently taking a master's degree in Anthropology at Padjadjaran University.
Tisna Sanjaya studied in Indonesia and Germany and deals in his artistic work with social, environmental and political issues. His work often takes place in public spaces and fosters public awareness for social unequality. In addition to his artistic works, Tisna teaches at ITB and regularly appears on the televison show Kabayan Nyintreuk.