You are invited to the Wasteland Twinning Ceremony between Ledok Timoho in Yogyakarta, Indonesia and The Island in Nottingham, UK.
The ceremony will take place on Sunday 2nd September at 12 noon local time in both locations. Featuring a walk to introduce the wastelands to each other, a short ritual, and foraged tea.
This event marks the beginning of a relationship between two groups involved in the Wasteland Twinning network:
Bon Suwung is a forum initiated by KUNCI Cultural Studies Center, Indonesia, comprising of artists and researchers who are collaboratively exploring wastelands in Yogyakarta. Ledok Timoho is the first site to be engaged by KUNCI as part of the wasteland-twinning initial trial. It features a community that has been informally occupying the space for more than 20 years. For the past four months, the forum has developed a relationship with Ledok Timoho community through small projects of documentation/archive with families and children. Documentation/archive methods were chosen due to the ever-changing nature of the site and to differ Bon Suwung from classic community development methods.
The Wasteland Twinning Nottingham collective is working with an inner-city wasteland site locally known as The Island. With a rich industrial history, the thirteen-acre Island site has lain derelict for over twenty years despite a number of ambitious redevelopment plans. Through an ongoing program of research, experimentation and public events we aim to engage people who use the site to reflect on its current usage and potential futures.