Last Saturday of every month
Here are some past events from Rumahku :
"The Secret of Indonesian Traditional Herb Drinks - or JAMU"
October 13th (from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon)
We all know that consuming the right things is good for health maintenance.
Therefore ,this coming Thursday,13th October 2016, RumahKu will reveal
" The Secret of Indonesian Traditional Herb Drinks - or JAMU", by presenting Mrs. Nova Dewi and her team.
Mrs. Nova Dewi and Mr Uwi Mathovani are a couple who have studied the process of JAMU making, including the benefit of each ingredients.
As JAMU is also a disappearing culture in modern Indonesan life, the pair also resolved to elevated JAMU from traditional process, packaging and distribution into a modern , hip drinks, while keeping the health benefit remain in place.
Mrs. Nova Dewi will show how to make JAMU using available ingredients at your kitchen.
Relations between Islam and other religions in Indonesia
Thursday, 18th of February, 10 am to 12 pm
Father Franz Magnis-Suseno
But complacency would be misplaced. Since the democratic opening in 1998, religious extremism and international, hard-line religious ideologies have gained prominence in Indonesia, stoking old-fashioned religious intolerance. At the same time, the Indonesian Government seems afraid to speak out clearly in favor of religious tolerance, while local governments react in an opportunistic way to communal friction.
Especially worrisome is the fact that the state does not extend the protection it gives to the six "recognized religions" to the so-called “heretical beliefs,” such as the Achmadis and the Shiites.
Whether the general atmosphere of religious peace -- with Jakarta having a Christian Governor of Chinese decent, something unbelievable only a few years before -- will persist will probably depend on whether Indonesian democracy will stabilize.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Father Franz Magnis-Suseno was born in Germany 1936, entered the Society of Jesus [also known as the Jesuit Order] and came to Indonesia in 1961. He was ordained as a priest in Yogyakarta in 1967, and later became an Indonesian citizen. He is now a professor at the Driyarkara School of Philosophy in Jakarta.
His publications are mostly about ethics, political philosophy, Marxism, the Javanese world view, and the philosophy of God.
Thursday, April 16, 2015, 10am with 10.30 am start
Nila Tanzil: Building Reading Gardens around Indonesia
For East Indonesia faces great challenges in numerous sectors, including education. Of the 34 provinces in Indonesia, four in Eastern Indonesia record the highest illiteracy rate: Papua (36.1), West Nusa Tenggara (16.48) West Sulawesi (10.33) and East Nusa Tenggara (10.13). Not only that, when it comes to reading habits, Indonesia is among the lowest in the world with only 1 in 1000 people loving to read.
Taman Bacaan Pelangi (Rainbow Reading Gardens) works tirelessly to nurture the love of reading for children in Eastern Indonesia by establishing children's libraries in remote areas in the region. Founded in 2009, the Taman Bacaan Pelangi has established 29 libraries on 14 islands including Flores, Komodo, Rinca, Messah, Lombok, Sumbawa, Timor, Alor, Sulawesi, Banda Islands, South Halmahera and Papua. It has provided more than 50,000 children’s books, touching the lives of more than 6,000 children.
Taman Bacaan Pelangi’s vision is to teach East Indonesian children to love learning, to dare to dream, and to realize their potential, for their own sake and that of the surrounding communities.
About the Speaker:
Nila Tanzil is the founder of Taman Bacaan Pelangi. She is a communication professional, working in multinational companies in Indonesia and Singapore and NGOs in Indonesia. Nila is also the founder of Travel Sparks (www.travelsparks.co), a social enterprise focused on travel that encourages people to "Travel with A Cause" - giving back to the local community while on holiday.
Nila has received numerous awards for her work in advancing children's literacy, including: The Kartini Next Generation: Inspiring Woman in ICT for Community Development (2013) from the Ministry of Communication & Information Technology and the Ministry of Women Empowerment & Child Protection, Nugra Jasa Darma Pustaloka from the National Library of Indonesia, Indonesia's Inspiring Youth & Women Award (2012) from Indosat.
Nila holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Parahyangan, Bandung where she graduated as Best Student of the Year, and MA degree in European Communication Studies from Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
If you would like to help promote literacy in Eastern Indonesia, please bring along a donation of new children’s fiction/nonfiction books in Bahasa Indonesia for children from 5 to 13 years of age.
Thursday, February 26th, 10:00 a.m. for a 10:30 a.m. start.
Lasem is a small town located on the northern coast of Java. In 1413, a captain of Admiral Cheng Ho settled own in Lasem and together with his wife started a batik production. The big busy 'harbour and trade' attracted Chinese merchants and sailors who settled in Lasem.
The settlers married local women and started the Peranakan generation. The Lasem Batik is famous for, among other things, its red 'chicken blood' color. The motif is a mixture of Peranakan Culture, Dutch Culture and local culture. Rumahku invites you to come hear our speaker show and tell you about these splendid batiks.
About the Speaker :
Notty Mahdi has been actively involved in studying and promoting traditional Indonesian textiles since 2005. During that time she has been actively involved in managing seminars, giving lectures and arranging ethnographic exhibitions. In 2010 she wrote Dancing Peacock: Motifs and Colours (Priangan Batik, Indonesia). Notty trained as an Anthropologist at the University of Indonesia.
Thursday, October 16th, 10:00am with a 10.30 am start
Diatra Zulaika, An Indonesian Opera Singer and Daniel Chagnon-Krop, French-German, Classical Guitarist
and join us at RUMAHKU, in a relaxed and pleasant ambiance, learning
about Indonesia's musical history. This musical talk proves that art
provides bridges between cultures long before the expression of
globalization was coined by economists and politicians.
The musical duo highlight the 500 years or so of musical interaction between the islands, that eventually comprised Indonesia, and its connection with the rest of the world. This sharing of musical melodies for lullabies and folk songs became part of the cherished Indonesian heritage.A recipient of three international scientific awards, including the First Step to Nobel Prize in Physics, Zulaika is a mezzo-soprano studying Opera at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, Germany. She has been a semi-professional performer since she was 14 years of age in Jakarta, where she studied music under Prof. Grace Sudargo at Yayasan Musik Amadeus, and under Prof. Tjut Nyak Deviana Daudsjah of Institut Musik Daya Indonesia. She has performed for RaboBank, Permata Bank Platinum Card, the Saparinah Sadli Award, Concert for Peace at Taman Ismail Marzuki, at the National Museum for the Jubileum of the Jakarta Institute of the Arts, for the Governor of Aceh in Aceh, at the opening of the World Ocean Conference in Manado to 1,500 guests and many other places. Zulaika will be accompanied by the classical guitarist Daniel Chagnon-Krop. Daniel holds a Master’s Degree for classical guitar from the Folkwang University of the Arts. His undergraduate degree was in music pedagogy in classical guitar. But Daniel has another love: what is called Freak Guitar, which he pursues with the “exit A head” Progressive Metal Band, to which Daniel makes the music arrangements and compositions. Daniel also plays the flute recorder. He teaches classical and electric guitar at Musikschule Dortmund, is Artistic-scientific Assistant at Folkwangniversity forU Chord Progression for modern guitar (pop- and jazzmusic), and teaches French at Folkwang. He took part in artistic workshop in Japan on his way to Indonesia and he is to continue his study in Spain.