The World is Our Household!

The ‘Writing’ programme strand of TWIOH hosts seven texts which have either been newly commissioned for this platform, or are published here for the first time. Available both in Indonesian and English, the texts are published periodically. As with the rest of TWIOH programme, the texts focus on the intersections of social and ecological justice in a range of contexts, both across Indonesian and further afield. The form of writing is fluid, spanning critical essays, journalistic reports on specific contexts and speculative fiction.

Whilst still in development, some texts focus on issues such as the extractive nature of oil palm plantations in West Papua and the struggle against development in Bali. Other texts take a multispecies approach to ecological justice, whether by centering the voice of a fish in the flooded city of Jakarta, or by sharing the more-than-human cosmologies of the indigenous (“adat”) Marind community. Others reflect on the necessity of queer and trans intersectionality in ecological struggles, or the prefigurative potential of community and activist organizing against state extractivism. All the texts can be seen as working towards decolonial ecologies, writing against the inherent interrelations of coloniality, extractivist modernity and ecological destruction.

With writings by: Giovanni Dessy Austriningrum (ID), Ika Yuliana (ID), Irmgard Emmelhainz (MX), Irwan Ahmett & Tita Salina (ID), Oktaria Asmarani (ID), Putri Permata Sari (ID), Sophie Chao (AUS)

The texts are currently being written, and will be shared below throughout June–October 2021. If you’d like to receive updates about when a new text is online, please subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on Facebook or Instagram.