Greetings from the Executive Director
Does overpopulation cause poverty or is it the other way around?  This proverbial ‘chicken or egg’ question emerged once again in a discussion commemorating World Population Day on July 11. Overpopulation is a crisis that potentially stands alongside climate change as one of the biggest… Read more>>
“TPS” is the Indonesian acronym for “Tempat Pemungutan Suara” or “polling station,” in English. Whenever I see these three initials it’s not the image of a voting booth that comes to mind; it’s something else—which I will come to momentarily—but in the recent national elections… Read more>>
Avianti Armand
Avianti Armand is a writer, architect and curator. Since 1992 she has written architectural reviews, then in 2008 she became seriously involved in her long-held interest of writing poetry and short stories. Avianti’s work in architecture and literature has gained her wide recognition and a… Read more>>
Perfect & Other Short Stories
Avianti Armand is a writer, architect, and curator. She began to write architectural reviews in 1992 but turned her hand to poetry and short stories in 2008. Her work as both architect and author has garnered several awards and gained her wide recognition…Read more>>
July Actitivities
Belajar Bersama Maestro 2019
On July 3, Lontar welcomed participants of Belajar Bersama Maestro 2019 (Studying with the Maestro), a program initiated by the Education & Culture Ministry for especially selected students of the arts. They were accompanied by their ‘maestro’ photographer, Fendi Siregar. Following a briefing… Read more>>
Pramoedya Ananta Toer Documentary Screening on Theater
A video documentary on the late writer Pramoedya Ananta Toer was screened at Jakarta’s Epicentrum on July 4, prior to the launch of a feature film based on his books, “Bumi Manusia” (“This Earth of Mankind”) and “Perburuan” (“The Fugitive”), produced by Falcon Pictures…Read more>>

Upcoming Activities

Literary Discussion
“Sad Stories by Two Postmen between All the Fish and Badrul Mustafa”
Dea Anugrah, Heru Joni Putra, Ni Made Purnama Sari, Ziggy Zezsyazeoviennazabrizkie
Zen Hae
26 August 2019, at 04.00 PM
Teater Kecil, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta

The discussion will be carried out in Bahasa Indonesia

No registration. Free. Win the doorprize!

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