A photo of Indonesian Contigent Team for London Design Biennale 2016, in front of the venue, Somerset House, London. For more information about the team / crew please follow this link. Please follow our instagram @freedome_id.
|09.||9 September 2016||
Indonesian Contingent Team
|08.||7 September 2016||
The Appearance of Freedome
7 September 2016
From 7-27 September 2016, come and experience the “FREEDOME” Indonesian Pavilion, which takes its cue from the historical Asian-African Conference that took place in Bandung, Indonesia in 1955.
|10.||4 September 2016||
Preparation of The Main Installation
4 September 2016
Mr. Ali Robin & Mr. Adi Saputra are preparing the main installation for Freedome at Somerset House, London.
|07.||20 April 1965||
For the Rest of Humanity
20 April 1965
These powerful and immortal words from Dr. Sanjit Rajagupta, the chief coordinator of the Berdikari satellite launch, encapsulates the entire philosophy of Berdikari as well as the Freedome space programme.
Conceived as a reaction to the heated Space Race that has divided the globe into two quarrelling factions, the space programme in general and the satellite in particular was designed to give a voice to the silent majority: the newly independent states of Africa and Asia who took no interest in choosing sides. These nations, unburdened by an ingrained superiority complex that has to consume both blocs of the cold war, aim to prove that the rest of the world is just as ready to embrace the future.
|06.||18 April 1965||
18 April 1965
Freedom opens the gates.
Communication brings it all home.
The Berdikari satellite is about communication. In a postcolonial world during the height of the Cold War, the launch of Berdikari represents the aspirations of Asian and African nations to better facilitate communication between its member states.
|05.||18 April 1965||
The Berdikari Satellite Launch
The artificial satellite launched by the members of the Asia-Africa Conference was christened Berdikari, an abbreviation of Berdiri Dengan Kaki Sendiri (standing on one’s own two feet), an Indonesian acronym that symbolised the independent spirit and autonomous goals of its members. Berdikari was materialised after a long and protracted process of trial and error and was finally launched to improve communication amongst countries in the developing world as well as to stand on equal footing with the Eastern and Western Blocs of the Cold War.
|04.||24 April 1955||
24 April 1955
|03.||24 April 1955||
24 April 1955
|02.||28 April 1954||
28 April 1954
A vital precursor to the Bandung Conference of 1955, the Panca Lima alludes to the five Prime Ministers of Indonesia, Burma, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and India who went on to form the backbone of both the Asian African Conference and the Non-Aligned Movement of 1961.
The Panca Lima met in Sri Lanka at the Colombo Conference in 1954, during which Indonesia’s Ali Sastroamidjojo, under explicit instructions from the country’s President and overall man of mystery, Sukarno, set out to unify the countries of Africa and Asia to combat and eradicate imperialism, colonialism and neocolonialism in order to provide a genuine counterbalance to the growing tensions between the Western and Eastern blocks of the Cold War.
|01.||16 August 1953||
Asia Afrika Bersatu
16 August 1953
Bergerak Serentak Bangkit Sambut Bersama
Dari Gurun Gobi, Gangga, Irawadi, Sahara
If creativity is what fueled and drives design; it is hope that fueled and drives utopias.
At the dawn of the end of colonialism and the rise of nuclear tension, in 1955, 29 African and Asian countries gathered in Bandung, Indonesia, to re-think the world's way of living. They represent more than half of the world's population at that time; and despite their ideological differences, they stood together as equals and agreed upon a 10 points principle.