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Fempop night: Culture Connects Women

February 14 - February 16

Combining music, crafting and talking: the #fempop night offers the opportunity to get together with cultural practitioners from Southeast Asia, New Zealand and Germany to meet, craft and learn together.

Listen and talk

This is a special night and it feels like a girls’ night out: vibrant, interesting and a lot to chat about! The #fempop night gives people from very different backgrounds and countries the opportunity to talk about their various projects and experiences. Throughout the night, different speakers take a close look at how to create and facilitate networks to amplify underrepresented voices in pop culture, at zine culture and independent publishing as tools to create powerful platforms for different voices. The #fempop night creates a space to discuss and exchange ideas on how to use pop culture to amplify female voices not only in Indonesia, but beyond.

Quilt and participate

The #fempop night is meant to be an intersection where arts, culture and feminist activism meet. With the quilt project of Grrrl Gang Manila founded by Mich Dulce, everyone is invited to participate. Each 10×10 inch piece contributes to the growing quilt; the measurement symbolizes an estimated 10 trillion USD lost every year to unpaid domestic work and emotional labor by women worldwide. “Our aim is to host a get-together for people interested in arts, culture and activism,” explains Anna Maria Strauß, Head of Cultural Programs at Goethe-Institut Indonesien. “Featuring a participatory quilting project, talks and a concert, #fempop night invites people not only to come and listen but also to participate by sharing their thoughts, engaging in discussion and meeting new people.”

International guests

While quilting, participants listen to speakers, discussions and singers from Indonesia, Germany, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. #fempop night closes with an acoustic solo session by multi-instrumentalist, composer and singer Alyana Cabral.

• Alyana Cabral, Philippines / Musician and Visual Artist
• Amanda Keisha Ang, Singapore / DJ, Promoter and Graphic Designer
• Dia Sabrina, Singapore / Author and Editor
• Hera Diani, Indonesia / Journalist and Editor
• Indraswari Pangestu, Indonesia / Author and Digital Content Specialist
• Kartika Jahja, Indonesia / Musician and Entrepreneur
• Mich Dulce, Philippines / Fashion Designer and Musician
• Natasha Matila-Smith, New Zealand / Visual Artist and Author
• Nhung Dinh, Vietnam / Curator and Filmmaker
• Sonja Eismann, Germany / Journalist and Editor
• Wannakarn Opassatien, Thailand / Content Creator
• Yadanar Win, Myanmar / Performance Artist and Visual Artist

#fempop night (free entrance)
Thursday, 14 February, 7–10:30 p.m.
Goethe-Institut Jakarta
Jl. Sam Ratulangi No. 9–15
Menteng, Jakarta

#fempop workshop: Independent Publishing (free, registration required)
In conjunction with #fempop night, Goethe-Institut hosts a workshop on independent publishing led by Berlin’s Sonja Eismann, co-founder and editor-in-chief of bimonthly Missy Magazine.

Saturday, 16 February, 2–6 p.m.
Selatan, Jl. Benda 89 Kemang, Jakarta


February 14
February 16
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