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Indoestri Day was back not for the third, not fourth, but fifth time last week and it was a wonderful weekend for us all (we hope!). Being able to show visitors what we believe in feels so so good! This was also our second birthday, so it was great celebrating it with everyone!

Slow Living, being our theme this Indoestri Day, makes this semi-annual event different from the previous ones. We’re glad we got to share with everyone what Slow Living means to us and what it represents.

For those of you who weren’t there for Indoestri Day, Slow Living is all about balance and appreciating process. It means being conscious about what you consume and have in your life and where it is coming from. It is about having that work-life balance and understanding where it is coming from. There are a million ways to practice slow living, and there is no right or wrong when it comes to defining it. So be free! We set no boundaries!

On the second floor at our makerspace, visitors enjoyed a variety of live demo activities by Indoestri makers, demonstrating leather and wood treatment, sewing, and book binding techniques. Other live demo line ups include Pottery Demo by Kharis Riza, Djamu Laboratory by Fransisca Retno, and Herbarium Lab by our sponsor Herbana.

The second floor was also filled with the Define Slow Living Exhibition where we invited Lala Bohang, Cosa Projects, R. Yuki Agriardi, Herbana, Javara Indonesia, and our founder Leonard Theosabrata to present what Slow Living means to them. Some had insane objects to represent what Slow Living means to them, some had pictures, some just had artworks. Like we said, there are a million ways to achieve work-life balance, so these are just a few great examples (not that there are bad examples).

One of our most exciting and crowded event during our two day event is our #SelfMadePeople Talkshow. This time we invited Jo Elaine of ARA Jakarta, Andien Aisyah, Direz of Blueville and Darahkubiru. During their talkshow they talked about what living a balanced life means to them and how they (or at least try) achieve them. Even though they work in very different industries and have different work routines and do different things on a daily basis, they agree that it is important to have a hobby or outlet to let go of the stress in their lives. A lot of people were inspired and happy with the talkshow!

Beside all the hectic things happening at our makerspace building, our beloved cafe Dawn & Willow were filled with local artisan shops, for what we called Pasar Indoestri. Visitors can look around, sit around, and shop at amazing brands who share the same #SelfMade spirit as us. We couldn’t be more grateful for them, for being with us and truly being an embodiment of #SelfMade and sharing that with everyone around them, too. This year’s Pasar Indoestri is filled with 12 amazing tenants (F&B and Non-F&B). To name a few: Kana Goods, Studio Dapur, Sukka Citta, Pepper Secret, East Java & Co, Rumme, and Sebelas Threadworks.

We are eternally grateful for everyone. Visitors, tenants, our sponsor, media partners, and just every single being that is part (or not part) of Indoestri and Indoestri Day. This is a great milestone and we cannot wait to keep going and keep creating. See you at the next Indoestri event!

Indoestri Day is sponsored by Herbana.

 

 

 

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