This year, Literature and Ideas Festival Salihara or LIFEs invites writers and readers to celebrate the diversity and richness of individual stories, to fill the empty spaces found inside the grand narratives of the history of this country, of itself but also in its relations with other countries. This project is but a small prelude towards more inclusive history writing. Thus, this year’s theme is Kisahku, Sejarah Bersama (My Story, Shared History).
LIFEs 2019 emphasises on the connections shared between Indonesia and the Netherlands. Salihara has prepared a special program involving six Indonesian artists and six Indies-descended Dutch artists. Enjoy various events, performances, speech, workshops, exhibition and discussion from 12 to 20 October 2019 in Komunitas Salihara. Visit www.salihara.org for more information.