Cikal Bakul

 

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The origin of Bakulkultur

Bakul is a multi-purpose vessel, hand made by interweaving strands of bamboo into the intended shape. Bakul is widely used in Indonesia as a household container to preserve substantial goods, rice, vegetables, spices, etc.

As the name indicates, Bakulkultur is created to be a container of ideas and initiatives related to preserving Indonesian culture. In Bakulkultur, our interests of Indonesia are interweaving with our beliefs that culture is an evolving entity. Thus, we don’t attempt to maintain some sort of ‘national culture’ and fall into discussions about authenticity.

On the contrary, Bakulkultur aims to highlight the process and simultaneously accommodate and enrich our cultural vocabulary. Therefore with our various cultural programs, we wish to encourage the encounters and for the audience to experience the exchange.  Ultimately, our goal is not confined solely in introducing and celebrating contemporary Indonesian culture in Belgium and Europe, but also to mediate the experience of intercultural exchange along the way.

Cikal Bakal Bakulkultur

Selamat datang di Bakul,  tempat berkumpulnya warga dunia yang berakar di Indonesia. Bertujuan untuk memperkenalkan Indonesia lintas-bangsa, tanpa banyak  babibu. Wadah yang berupaya memperkenalkan budaya Indonesia kepada masyarakat luas sekaligus menyambut dengan tangan terbuka budaya-budaya lain yang ingin bertegur sapa..

Bertempat di Brussels, nyaris 10,000 km dari Indonesia, kami ingin menghapus jarak ini melalui berbagai kegiatan ‘mengindonesia’, baik di dunia maya maupun nyata. Kegiatan-kegiatan kami antara lain: nonton bersama, membaca bersama (lihat koleksi perpustakaan kami yang cukup lengkap), hingga pertukaran bumbu dan berbagai atelier untuk menjawab keingintahuan tentang Indonesia. Tidak lupa dan tak kalah pentingnya, sarana bagi para perantau untuk membalas tuntas rasa rindu mereka (kita).

Mari berkumpul rame-rame !

Tertarik bergabung? Kontak kami segera.

 

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