People

Don’t believe in beliefs

Don’t believe in beliefs
Don’t believe in beliefs. When mystery presents itself people want answers. And when there are none, they cling to beliefs. As the function of a belief is to...

Perception deceives us

Perception deceives us
Our perception deceives us. We awake in the morning feeling still, as we look out the window to see a tiny looking sun rising in the sky. We walk outside and...

Treasures of Meaning

Treasures of Meaning
The concept of meaning starts with emptiness. It is like an empty bowl. You may fill an empty bowl with whatever you may wish – whether it be rice, fruit or ...

Bali Chinese rooster

Bali Chinese rooster
The year of the Rooster just started with the traditional festivities that the Balinese Chinese community celebrate with lots of incenses and the Barongsai d...

Women, flowers and dances

Women, flowers and dances
An head full of flowers carefully prepared in the shape of an headdress.

Bloody Gourmet

Bloody Gourmet
What we eat is completely related to the culture in which we grow up. Few reflect on the impact that our diet may have on the planet or on other living creat...

Old and happy

Old and happy
Why is it that many old people in western societies look all but happy? Has it to do with separation and loneliness? Is it the price to pay for what they cal...

Dolce Vita

Dolce Vita
We all stick to habits we have developed while growing up. I doesn’t matter if those routines are not appropriate anymore. We also describe things mostly onl...

Making a change

Making a change
Artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn create community art by painting entire neighborhoods, and involving those who live there — from the favelas of Rio to...

Urban green need

Urban green need
The urban need for improved life quality is a driving energy in every big metropolis. Check how good are Bangkok people in painting their everyday life livel...

The Mah Song

The Mah Song
Marionettes of Spirits, The Mah Song. On an early morning in October, a crowd of men and women from Phuket's Thai-Chinese community gather in silence at the ...

Music for a Peace: Kantata Barock

Music for a Peace: Kantata Barock
Kantata Barock reunites Indonesian legends Iwan Fals, Sawung Jabo, and Setiawan Djody.

A Shaman, His Family and his First Alaia Surfboard

A Shaman, His Family and his First Alaia Surfboard
The Mentawai people are an indigenous tribe of hunters who live deep in the jungle of Siberut Island, off the coast of western Sumatra.

Human Mechanic

Human Mechanic
Urut massage is perhaps the most sophisticated of all the Indonesian healing arts and can only be found in Bali and in Java, where the Majapahit Kingdom flou...

Nigerian sunday

Nigerian sunday
A West African community gathers at Sunday for a energetic gospel session. The goal is to build unity, faith and happiness in every man and woman.

Hanging out

Hanging out
A suspension is the act of suspending a human body from hooks that have been put through body piercings. These piercings are temporary and are performed just...

Women are Heroes

Women are Heroes
“Women are Heroes” is a photography project by french photographer JR.

Unity in Diversity

Unity in Diversity
Indonesia’s experience in pushing harmony and acceptance of differences lays his roots in the Pancasila principles.

Sumba’s Kodi

Sumba’s Kodi
For 350 years, the Dutch colonised the vast archipelago of Indonesia but never even managed to set up an administrative post on the island of Sumba.