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Sprecher: Common Room

Open Platform on Art, Culture & Media for Urban/Rural Innovation

Yayasan Mitra Ruang Kolektif – also known as Common Room Networks Foundation (Common Room) – is an open platform for creativity and innovation . This institution was started as a project led by Bandung Center for New Media Arts. After being initiated as a project that bridges dialogue and interaction to encourage multidisciplinary collaboration and connects numerous individuals, Common Room has managed to outreach diverse social and cultural backgrounds. Since the initial period of development, Common Room has been committed to maintaining space for freedom of expression and civic empowerment that utilized art, culture and ICT/media tools. Starting from 2013 Common Room has been actively engaged in a collaborative effort with Kasepuhan Ciptagelar indigenous community to develop urban-rural collaboration platforms that nurture creativity, artistic experimentation, critical making and social innovation both in local and international contexts.