Pulau G (Island G) is an artificial island constructed as part of a large scale land reclamation project on the north coast of Jakarta, Indonesia. Through various failures, its development as elite real estate is currently halted, leaving it as an awkward sandbank wasteland mostly visited by birds.
Despite (or rather in answer to) spiraling global debt and environmental turbulence, large real estate projects like the one intended for Island G are premised on high-risk, high-reward financial speculation, luring foreign investors with the promise of enormous capital gains.
Join Jorgen Doyle, Hannah Ekin, Alex Head, and Anna Kostreva (Wasteland Twinning Network), for a staged public consultation where they will perform the arguments of major stakeholders in the island’s future: opportunist artists speculating on new blockchain technology, International investors exploiting the digital and physical potentials of Indonesia’s coastline, Friends of the Earth and Save Jakarta Bay Coalition, as well as traditional real estate investors and the North Jakartan elite.
The event is free and open to all but space is limited.
Karl-Marx-Platz 18, 12043 Berlin, Germany
Tuesday 17. Dec: 20:00-22:00