Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Isabelle Boon

Heritage in Transition

In the old districts of Jakarta and Semarang in Indonesia takes on a life that is barely visible. People who have installed themselves as well as possible have sought shelter in half-collapsed colonial buildings. Collecting materials, creating and selling products, and preparing food, they hardly get by. Life behind these facades is tough, but will be further exacerbated by the new interest in colonial architecture. Besides the cultural and historical value of the old buildings local governments and businesses also see the economic potential. Slowly but surely these buildings get a new purpose; a new chapter in our shared history.
The aim of the project
But what does this mean for current residents? The social position of this group does not get any media attention, while there is a great interest in the economic development. Last year I started documenting these residents and how they live. This year the results are exhibited in Jakarta and Semarang. To bring this story to the attention of a wider audience I want to make a photo book. I think that a broad awareness can contribute to a revitalization policy, which takes into account the residents. Dutch Culture, the Marinus Plantema Foundation and the Erasmus Huis support me to realize the photo project and exhibitions. For the book I ask your help.
How I will spend the budget
It’s a book that shows you to another Indonesia than you might know. Besides the photography residents also speak and reflect on their situation. The book is published as a beautifully bound edition, printed on quality paper, and designed with eye for detail.
The proceeds of this action I spent on printing and material costs. Your support is essential for making this possible. Thank you for your donation!
Through updates I will keep you informed. For questions or more information you can contact me at mail@isabelleboon.com
For pictures taken during a concept phase, and other work, go to: 
LINK heritage in transition LINK fotoboek heritage in transition 1

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