Wayang sebagai Media Ekologi: Buku Pintar Kreativitas pada Masa Perubahan Iklim

We are delighted to present this innovative, multi-authored collection – Wayang as Ecological Media: a Sourcebook for Creativity in the Age of Climate Change

The sourcebook is written in Indonesian as it is intended as a practical resource for Indonesian dalang, puppeteers, performers, artists, students, teachers, and environmental activists. We hope it will offer inspiration, provide examples, and help to generate new ideas.

Enabling Wayang research team

This book is one outcome of an 18 month research project titled ‘Enabling Wayang to Contribute to Environmental Discourse: Community, Puppet Theatre and Climate Change in Traditional and Post-Traditional Indonesia’. It was a collaboration between Royal Holloway University of London and the Indonesian Institute of the Arts Yogyakarta (ISI Jogja).

The research team was led by Prof. Matthew Isaac Cohen and Dr Dewanto Sukistono. Researchers included Dr Laura Noszlopy, Dr Marianna Lis, R Bima Slamet Raharja, Ki Purjadi, Dr Ashley Thorpe, Prof. Kasidi, Endah Budiarti. We are also grateful to other colleagues who contributed their time and expertise to these chapters; these include Dr Alessandra Devoto, Dr Juan Pablo Rud, and Ananto Wicaksono.

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Kayon wayang kancil, Ki Ledjar Subroto

Matthew Isaac Cohen, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Dramatic Arts, University of Connecticut, and a scholar-practitioner specializing in global traditions of puppet theatre, Indonesian performing arts, intercultural and transnational performance, and cultural heritage. He is currently at work on a visual history of Indonesian puppet theatre based on ongoing research on the Dr. Walter Angst and Sir Henry Angest Collection of Indonesian Puppets at Yale University Art Gallery, the largest wayang collection in the world.

Matthew Isaac Cohen, PhD diangkat sebagai guru besar di Department of Dramatic Arts, University of Connecticut, pada 2019. Risetnya berfokus pada sejarah seni pertunjukan Indonesia dan tradisi global teater boneka. Dia sesekali tampil sebagai dalang bersama sanggar wayang Kanda Buwana. Kini dia sedang mengerjakan sejarah visual wayang berdasarkan koleksi wayang Indonesia milik Dr. Walter Angst dan Sir Henry Angest di Yale University Art Gallery.

Dewanto Sukistono, M.Sn., PhD is a lecturer at the Puppetry Department of the Performing Arts Faculty at the Indonesian Art Institute (ISI) Yogyakarta. Since 2016 he has been the Chair of Arts Management Master Program at ISI Yogyakarta. In 2018 for 2 months he was Visiting Research Fellow at Yale University. He is the 7th generation of the dalang in his family.

Dewanto Sukistono, M.Sn., PhD adalah dosen Jurusan Pedalangan Fakultas Seni Pertunjukan Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI) Yogyakarta. Sejak 2016 dia menjadi Ketua Program Studi Magister Tata Kelola Seni Pascasarjana ISI Yogyakarta. Pada September-November 2018 dia melakukan Visiting Research Fellow di Yale University. Dia generasi ketujuh dari keluarga dalang.

With thanks

This work was supported by an Institutional Links grant, ID 414184312, under the Newton Fund partnership. The grant is funded by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and RISTEKDIKTI – the Indonesian Ministry of Research, Technology, Higher Education, and delivered by the British Council. For further information, please visit www.newtonfund.ac.uk.

Pekerjaan ini dibantu oleh hibah Institutional Links, ID 414184312, di bawah kemitraan Newton Fund. Hibah tersebut didanai oleh Kementerian Bisnis, Energi, dan Strategi Industri Inggris serta RISTEKDIKTI – Kementerian Riset, Teknologi, dan Pendidikan Tinggi Republik Indonesia, dan dilaksanakan oleh British Council. Untuk informasi lebih lanjut, silakan kunjungi www.newtonfund.ac.uk.

We would also like to thank Anton Kurnia and Sietske Rijpkema for their expert translations, and KUNCI Study Forum & Collective in Yogyakarta for book design & production.