Intercultural Projects

The aim of intercultural projects or seminars is to develop a better understanding and thus greater tolerance for other cultures. This includes the exchange of experiences and knowledge to enable participants of various origins to interact on the same level. Only on this basis will intercultural communication work and result in successful collaboration on political, economic and artistic level.

Jogja InterKultur helps you to create this foundation for your intercultural projects in Indonesia. We advise and assist you in the preparation and organization of workshops, seminars and cultural events. The background knowledge and an extensive contact network of our employees who have many years of experience in German-Indonesian cooperation will help you during the process.


Our offer

Jogja InterKultur provides specific contacts with Indonesian and international institutions, organizations and companies in the economic, political, social or cultural area. We assist you with the planning and execution of workshops, seminars, conferences, cultural events, social projects or exchange programs. We advise you on the search for suitable partners and participants and also help you find sponsors, grants and residencies.

We research for you information on current issues, social matters or scientific research in Indonesia and its neighbouring countries. On request, we write articles on these topics and prepare materials for publication.


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Short film compilation by various directors (2016, 80 min, English subtitles)


A food laboratory in Warsaw, a transit village in Ireland, downtown Amsterdam on Sunday: By invitation of the Goethe-Institut, directors and artists, musicians and activists from European countries felt out the transformations undergone by the old continent. The resulting short films are radically personal and direct our attention to details, where changes can be seen and how they affect all of us.


– followed by a DISCUSSION (start 20.30 h, in English)


Europe after Trump

2017 is a critical year for Europe: Shortly after the Brexit shock and Donald Trump becoming President of the USA, France, Germany, Great Britain and the Netherlands are holding elections. In most European countries, right-wing populists are on the rise. In Hungary and Poland they are already ruling and implementing their visions. Will the European Union survive this new era? How do you feel the change in daily social and political life?

An open forum with participants from France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, the Netherlands and Poland sharing their views.













- an interactive exhibition -


Auguste Soesastro / Balai Besar Tekstil / Borneo Chic / Cinta Bumi Artisan / Environmental Jewelry / Ecoprint Indonesia / Ikeda Econature / Imaji Studio / Kana / Kreseka / L’Mira / Oja / Nidiya Kusmaya / Osem / Rapu / Retota / Ridaka / Sumbadra / Threadapeutic


Featuring artists:

Theresia Agustina Sitompul / Melati Suryodarmo / Ace House Collective / Arwin Hidayat / XXLab


OPENING: Friday, 28 April 2017, 19.00

Music by DJ Bowl and DJ Hahan

Exhibition runs until 12 May 2017


29 April 2017, 15.30:

Artist and Curator Talk

with Aprina Murwanti, EcoPrint Indonesia and Kreseka


30 April 2017, 15.30:

Screening film „The True Cost“ and discussion

with Dr. Edia Rahayuningsih, Dalmini and Yopie Irawan


10 May 2017, 15.30:

Soya C(o)u(l)ture –

Workshop with XXLAB


The Slow Fashion Lab, curated by textile artist and lecturer Aprina Murwanti, inspires visitors to take concrete action towards a more sustainable way of dealing with clothes and textiles. It presents examples of sustainable fashion, traditional and local practices from Indonesia that are attentive of the people and environment involved. Visitors to the Slow Fashion Lab are invited to feel, see and learn about sustainable alternatives to fast fashion and engage in DIY-culture. The term fast fashion stands for a specific production and distribution system for mass-produced fashion wear that – frequently copied from high-end designs – is sold worldwide at low prices. With the international rise of the fast fashion industry, also Indonesia is facing severe damage to its ecological microsystem and water resources, caused by unprocessed waste colors, the use of toxic substances and high water exploration for textile productions. The Slow Fashion Lab introduces sustainable and fashionable alternatives from local labels, artisans and designers.






Working Through the Past

A seminar on the politics of collective memory in Indonesia and Germany

26 October 2015, 2 – 6 pm, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Jogjakarta


 Goethe- Institut Indonesien in collaboration with Jogja InterKultur and Kunci Cultural Studies Center 

Speakers: Edda Ahrberg, former commissioner for Stasi documents in Saxony-Anhalt, and M. Imam Aziz, chairman of the National Committee for the Nahdlatul Ulama congress



© Rangga Purbaya












Stories Left Untold

Photo exhibition by Nora Scheidler and Rangga Purbaya, curated by Budi N.D. Dharmawan

A project by Goethe-Institut Indonesien in collaboration with Jogja InterKultur and Indonesian Contemporary Arts Network

2- 28 October 2015, ICAN Galeri, Jl. Suryodiningratan 39, Yogyakarta


The photo exhibition “Stories Left Untold”, curated by Budi N.D. Dharmawan, pictures forgotten and repressed memories from past periods in German and Indonesian history via a very personal quest for truth by two young photographers.

25 years after the reunification of Germany, the German part of this exhibition tells the story of former political prisoners of the German Democratic Republic (the former East Germany) who spent parts of their lives in detention at the infamous Hohenschönhausen prison in East Berlin - among them the father of Nora Scheidler. The photographer spent two years on the research for this compilation and was probably the last one to picture the original state of the second and third floor at Hohenschönhausen, before they were renovated and included in the public museum at the ground and first floor.

The Indonesian part of the exhibition documents the life story of Boentardjo Amaroen Kartowinoto – 50 years after his death. Only after Suhartos fall in 1998 photographer Rangga Purbaya, learned that his grandfather died in the massacres following the coup d’état in 1965. A fact that before was concealed by his family.

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German Cinema 2015 in Jogjakarta

German Cinema 2015 was part of the German Season organized by the German Embassy to Indonesia, Goethe-Institut Indonesien and Ekonid- in Jogjakarta coordinated by the team of Jogja InterKultur


As part of the German Season, organized by the German Embassy in Jakarta, Ekonid and the Goethe-Institut Indonesia, the German Cinema Festival took place in September 2015 in Yogyakarta for the fourth time. The interest was overwhelming and in the end the queues wound up from the ticket box to the motorcycle parking on the back of cinema Empire XXI.

Many thanks to all guests who have been waiting so patiently for their tickets, to the volunteers who happily supported this program and have made it possible at all – as well as  for the support of the management of Empire XXI!












The Climate Art Festival

The Climate Art Festival – an intercultural environmental art project –

1 Oct - 23 Nov 2013 in Jogjakarta, organised by Jogja InterKultur


The Climate Art Festival wants to transfer the German-Indonesian cooperation concerning climate change issues from a political-scientific level to a cultural level. Art, music and performance are media, which are able to reach a broader public and to communicate the subject with people without special expertise on the topic. Workshops initiate concrete projects that could be continued after the festival and give examples for others in a sustainable way. The target is to show that even small communities can actively act against climate change and environmental destruction: by using alternative energies, collective waste management or the re-design of public spaces. Regarding the necessary knowledge transfer, intercultural understanding and social networking play a crucial role in this matter.

Read the Interview from culture360

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