A platform for arts and culture practitioners and activists in Bandung
Rubicon offers a platform to invent interdisciplinary forms of sustainable solidarity and new practices of collaboration.
“Crossing the Rubicon” describes a moment where one passes a point of no return. Yori Papilaya, member of Rakarsa Foundation, describes the current situation in the midst of a pandemic as a RUBICON-moment: “We have reached a point of no-return, in which we have to shape our “new” reality together in order to survive.” How can we work together to create new models of collaboration? What solutions for current issues in our urban landscape can we find collectively – in art, creative work, and activism? How can we practice long term solidarity in our city? These questions are at the center of RUBICON and unfold in three subthemes:
Redefine – Cultural Identity and Diversity
Reform – Ecological Sustainability
Reconnect – Social Justice and Empowerment
As a partnership between the Rakarsa Foundation, Goethe-Institut Bandung, and Institut Français d’Indonésie Bandung and supported by the German-Franco Cultural Fund, RUBICON offers a platform for artists, cultural practitioners, creative workers, students, activists, and civil society initiatives to explore new forms of sustainable solidarity among disciplines and to invent new practices of collaboration.
The project includes Ngopi, a series of unconferences from February until June, a hackathon and workshops with cultural practitioners from Indonesia, Germany and France in fall 2021, a prototyping phase for the winning projects of the hackathon, and a final exhibition in December 2021 that documents the process, the network, and shows interdisciplinary Post-COVID-solutions for urban challenges in Bandung.
Partner:The Goethe-Institut is the Federal Republic of Germany’s cultural institute, active worldwide. We promote the study of German abroad and encourage international cultural exchange.
Since 45 years, Institut Francais d'Indonésie Bandung (IFI Bandung) IFI Bandung is one of the 4 IFI branches and 2 Alliances francaises in Indonesia. The missions of IFI Bandung are the promotion of French language, French higher studies and French culture.
Rakarsa Foundation was established in 2018 as a collective base to promote visual arts to a broader public. Rakarsa Foundation has connected artists and creative workers with institutions and companies such as in LPPM ITB, Bekraf, Danone, and Gojek; providing services as art consultant, art management, coaching and training. In 2020, Rakarsa Foundation is shifting to highlight the interdisciplinary aspect in collective arts and cultural practices in Bandung.