A Pond is the Reverse of an Island (Jakarta/Majalengka/Yogyakarta)
A Pond is the Reverse of an Island is a collective platform working in solidarity with the Kalideres refugee camp in Jakarta, and refugees across Indonesia. A Pond.. brings artists and collectives together with activists, lawyers, community organisers and the refugee community to “act together”; developing artistic strategies to directly support the daily needs of those living in the Kalideres camp, as well as “think together”; making space to speculate about alternative futures of migration and citizenship.
Currently A Pond.. is working with friends at the Kalideres camp to develop community activities, fundraising platforms, physical infrastructure, alternative economies, and ways to amplify the struggle of the camp and refugees in Indonesia more broadly. A Pond.. began in March 2020 with Publishing Solidarity, a downloadable children’s colouring book in Farsi, Indonesian and English, sharing the story of refugees in Indonesia and raising funds to support the Kalideres camp during the Covid-19 pandemic.