Research

Makassar–Yirrkala: An artist exchange taking pre-European contact into the future

Makassar–Yirrkala: An artist exchange taking pre-European contact into the future

February 14, 2019 By Dr Danny Butt

The Makassar-Yirrkala Artist Exchange Program started with the artists spending 10 days together in December 2018, starting in South Sulwesi and making their way to Yirrkala in northeast Arnhem Land. Victorian College of the Arts Associate Director for Research Dr Danny Butt accompanied the artists and conducted interviews along the way. Trade between the Makassan people […]

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Education and extremism in Indonesia: Building a more tolerant future through schools

Education and extremism in Indonesia: Building a more tolerant future through schools

December 19, 2018

“It’s really about getting down to the roots of  why certain people are segregating themselves from society.” While Indonesia has a history of religious acceptance, intolerance linked to conservative Islam appears to be on the rise. Educational institutions play a crucial role in advocating for social cohesion and harmony over radicalism among young people, and […]

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Energy research showcase at Australian Embassy Jakarta links experts with industry

Energy research showcase at Australian Embassy Jakarta links experts with industry

November 23, 2018

AIC Energy Cluster lead Professor Ken Baldwin presented a new energy cost-projection study to a range of industry players and NGOs at the Australian Embassy Jakarta on 25 September. Baldwin, from the Australia National University (ANU), was one of three leading academics to present. He focused on the recently completed Indonesian Energy Technology Assessment (IETA), […]

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Roundtable feeds building momentum for better mental health and wellbeing in Indonesia

Roundtable feeds building momentum for better mental health and wellbeing in Indonesia

November 8, 2018

With global attention on mental health in October, a diverse group of individuals all focused on improving the mental health of Indonesia’s young people came together in Jakarta recently, and exciting opportunities for stronger advocacy emerged. A roundtable around mental health data needs for Indonesian adolescents was hosted by the Health Cluster of the Australia-Indonesia Centre […]

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Governance and policy: behind the scenes of a Water Sensitive City

Governance and policy: behind the scenes of a Water Sensitive City

September 21, 2018

“People often see developing countries as frozen in time, like the community is not changing, but you have to see that the societies are dynamic,” explains Dr Reni Suwarso from Universitas Indonesia (UI). Understanding and influencing the complex layers of this dynamism in Indonesia’s water management is the task facing a multi-disciplinary team of Urban […]

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