DGI Talk: Indonesian Graphic Design in the Face of Regional Economic Challenges
Sabtu, 13 Desember 2014
@Fresh ‘n Brite – Asean Youth Festival 2014
Kuningan City, Jakarta
—Principal, 1221 Art/Design/Synthesis
—Director, XM Gravity
—Visual Design Researcher
—Chief Editor, Whiteboard Journal
—Creative Director, Studio 1212
—Program Head, International Design School
—Curator, 168 Project
The issues are buzzing: Masyarakat Ekonomi ASEAN (MEA), ASEAN FREE TRADE (AFTA), brain drain, diaspora, foreign human resources, competitive advantage, nilai kearifan lokal, Badan Ekonomi Kreatif, Standarisasi and Sertifikasi, local-global, and many more. The national government is ‘appearing’ to be gearing up for these changes that many deem important or unimportant. Should we as ‘local’ professional and entrepreneurial agents of image making and identity builders prepare for the upcoming offensive? Or, is the preceding question reacting irrationally because we are ready—we’ve got the capable resources and equity. Or, should we resist and fight it? As such ‘identity’, national branding and creative economy issues come to mind, as well as many other related topics.
These are questions that we are going to explore within the limited time allowed. The objective of the discussion is not to pinpoint a correct answer or solution but to dissect the question further and provide windows of inspiration for the audience to act on the questions.
Some nature is better polluted by design and art