The First Collaborative Project of Producing Knowledge along with the Cultural Board of Yogyakarta Province

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Since the cooperation agreement, as public-private partnerships, between Golong Gilig and the Cultural Board of Yogyakarta Province (Dinas Kebudayaan Provinsi D.I.Yogyakarta) being signed on 1st May 2017, the first collaborative project of producing knowledge on Javanese diaspora literatures will have predictably finished in the month of September 2017 by publishing three trilingual books. According to this initiation, the first project delivery is becoming increasingly collaborative, leading to a need for a new ways of working together with governmental organization in enacting a budgeting law of special province on cultural purposes that bind project teams together on academic issues.

Three Upcoming Books on Javanese Diaspora in the Netherlands

In this project, we will produce three books on Javanese diaspora issues entitled Babad Jawa ing Paran, Wong Jowo ing Landa, and Javanese Arts-Literatures in the Netherlands. After decades of vacuum producing diaspora knowledge conducted by Indonesian academicians, ergo driven both by academic motives and governmental constraint, the project will investigate Javanese diaspora in the Netherlands as the first project. We will look at how post-colonialism works on this issue in which after hundred years ruled by Dutch, not only do the Indonesian wealth transported to the Netherlands but also the people to do so. Therefore, it can be understood that thousands of Javanese descendants dwelling in the Netherlands after colonialism era where most of Javanese cultures and heritages still being nurtured at there. It leads us to concern over the Netherlands as the first state we will be examining before moving further to another hemisphere in the future. At the top of our agenda in the nutshell, the project will contribute mutual understanding between Javanese people in the homeland and to those living overseas about diaspora.

Babad Jawa ing Paran (Bab Jawa ing Landa) or simply translated “the Chronicles of Javanese Living Overseas” (the episode of Javanese Diaspora in the Netherlands) will completely investigate, at the first part, the migration history which leads three characteristics of Javanese communities in the Netherlands such as Indies Javanese, Indonesian Javanese and Suriname Javanese. Based on the tome structure we initiate, this book will be the first comprehensive book to describe how Javanese diaspora live in the Netherlands whose three kinds of languages of Bahasa Indonesia, English and Javanese Ngoko will be used.

Wong Jawa ing Landa or simply translated “The Javanese People in the Netherlands” will capture around 10-15 personal biographies belong to the Javanese people in the Netherlands whose, as considered, an inspirational life-history to be published in favor of disseminating the values of Javanese people to the world. At last, the impending book entitled Javanese arts and literatures will depict the live of Javanese people in visual ways.

The People

Our core team members are from various disciplinary background, including Anthropologist, Sociologist, Historian, International Relations Specialist, Linguistics Specialist, Art-Designer, Artists and so on. Joined by the same spirit of Golong Gilig housed in the institution of Javanese diaspora studies, our multidisciplinary profiles allow to produce the highest quality outputs.

Director Fuji Riang Prastowo, MSc (Anthropologist and Human Development Specialist)

MSc Anthropology and Development Studies, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands

S.Sos (BA) Sociology, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia

Selected Non Degree Studies :

Legislative Drafting Training, (Indonesia Jentera Law School).

ASEAN youth program, (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand).

Visual and Online Ethnography, (Copenhagen University, Denmark)

Anthropologist 1 Agit Primaswara, MA (Historian, Visual Anthropologist)

MA Anthropology, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia

SS (BA) History, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia

Anthropologist 2 Masdar Faridl AS, MA (Historian, Anthropologist)

MA Anthropology, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia

SS (BA) History, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia

Philologist 1 Ferdi Arifin, MA (Linguistics Specialist)

MA Linguistics Studies, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia

SS (BA) Nusantara Literature (Javanese), Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia

Philologist 2 Laga Adhi Dharma, MA (Philologist, Linguistic Specialist)

MA Literatures, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia

SS (BA) Nusantara Literature (Philology Study), Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia

Government Relations and PR Awe Tsamma, SIP SIP (BA) International Relations,

Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia

 Visual Artist  Kharisma Creativani, MA  MA Design Studies, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, TaiwanBA Design and Visual Communications, Paramadina University, Indonesia

BA Design and Visual Communications, Paramadina University, Indonesia

BA Design and Visual Communications, Paramadina University, Indonesia

BA-non degree Fiber, Textile, and Weaving Arts, Indonesian Arts Institute of Yogyakarta

BA-non degree, Florida International University, USA