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Politics of Sharing – On Collective Wisdom

Open Space: Radio Kunci @ ifa Gallery

Numpang as politics of sharing-space

What does sharing mean today, and under which conditions does it take place? What are the spaces and places of community, and how can we maintain them? From which concepts of community and collective knowledge can we learn in the European context? The research and exhibition project Politics of Sharing – On Collective Wisdom by the ifa in cooperation with the Auckland Artspace, New Zealand, brings together artistic and sociological positions from the Pacific region with European perspectives, projecting manifold points of views on "numpang", the Indonesian culture and politics of sharing.

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As a kick-off of the exhibition "Politics of Sharing", the ifa Gallery Berlin shares its space with the transdisciplinary collective KUNCI Cultural Studies Centre from Yogyakarta. In a four-week research project, KUNCI will transform the gallery space into a radio station, in which the Indonesian practice of "numpang" will be collectively questioned. The notion of "numpang" refers to spatial positionings and vernacular social interactions that demand the consent of others: be it car sharing, temporary shelter, or the occupation of public spaces. Local and international actors and initiatives are invited to negotiate their perspectives on sharing in different geopolitical situations. Radio KUNCI will broadcast programmes about weekly topics.

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Will your home become ours too? How does one carve out a feeling of belonging to a place which doesn't belong to me to begin with? What are the limits of "numpang"? What lies between its use and abuse? How do people living in the same space give life to that space?

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Studying Space Sharing

21.04.2016, 19:00 h - 21:00 h | ifa Gallery Berlin

How numpang can create a situation for study? What kind of values are being exchanged in this interaction? How to contextualize the history of numpang in contemporary artistic context? How to unlearn "numpang"?

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The publicness of space-sharing

26.04.2016, 19:00 h - 21:00 h | ifa Gallery Berlin

How space-sharing can lead to communal organization of resources and land ownership? How are notions of ownership and common-use being shaped through numpang? What happens when the informality of "numpang" is institutionalized? How to disrupt the annexation of communal and creative use of space into property market value?

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Numpang as Politics of Sharing Space

12.05.2016, 19:00 h - 21:00 h | ifa Gallery Berlin

What alternative forms of politics and economy are being produced in the practice of "numpang"? What meanings and values can be ascribed to this spatial practice? What kind of new power relations emerge in this situation?

ifa Gallery Berlin

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15.04.2016 – 14.05.2016

KUNCI Cultural Studies Centre acts as an independent, transdisciplinary collective at the interface of theory and practice. Since its foundation in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in 1999, KUNCI is dedicated to researching, producing, and sharing critical knowledge – by means of publications, cross-disciplinary encounters, research, artistic interventions, and educational practice.
KUNCI members Syafiatudina, Ferdiansyah Thajib und Nuraini Juliastuti


About "Numpang"

YEAST | Interview with curator Syafiatudina

With AbdoulMaliq Simone, Professor of Sociology and Urbanism.

How "numpang" shapes notions of ownership and common-use.

"Numpang" as situation for study.

About the politics of sharing

Cooperation with

YEAST – Art of Sharing

YEAST – Art of Sharing