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Indoestri Makerspace has just wrapped up their semi-annual event, Indoestri Day #08 and looking at the tenants, exhibitors, performers, and speakers, there was this back to basic feel of the event. This year’s Indoestri Day felt more intimate, welcoming, and personal, especially compared to Indoestri Day #06 considering the magnitude of the ‘I am #SelfMade’ talkshow. The minimal yet effective segment schedules perceived the exhibitors and tenants to be the foundation of Indoestri Day as visitors enthusiastically tried the workshops and visited booths and exhibition.

With the theme ‘In Process We Trust, In Craft We Believe’, numerous Indoestri-instructed and alumni brands showcased their distinctive products and gave out several workshops and activities. Some noteworthy products were Born Goods’ tie dye leather wallets and Leather Watch Strap Making workshop with Lima Watch, Mahardika Instrument’s range of ukuleles and Open Mic Contest, and our personal favorite, O Jakarta’s zen garden, where we legit spent 30 minutes scraping sands and making our own zen garden. Quite an unusually relaxing experience.

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Another familiar exhibitors were also present such as one of our dearest neighbour, Taman Hayat, Kal Akkara, Lima Watch, and SukkhaCitta. The talkshows and discussions were conceptualized to be more interactive and spontaneous, just like ‘In Process We Trust, In Craft We Believe’ forum discussion, where founder Leonard Theosabrata opened discussion for attendees to converse about any matters within the main theme.

Photographer Fransisca Angela also had a spot to exhibit her latest photo story at the workshop’s lounge area, Transit: 23. It tells her contemplative journey of her 23rd birthday trip to Europe, which has been printed to be a photo book. Fransisca opted for a unique approach for this particular journey as the photos and the photo book are printed using blue and red soy-based ink.

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Lastly, since we are pretty exhausted with the strolling and trying out workshops, our final destination was Indoestri’s cafe, Dawn and Willow where fellow visitors also grabbed their famous pork belly rice bowl and thai iced tea while being serenaded by the performers on the mini stage. The experience of this year’s Indoestri Day was really familiar. We once again met and got into conversations with many creative minds behind Indoestri and most significantly had the chance to value the #SelfMade movement, which is the core of Indoestri.

Indoestri Day #08: Strongly Holding on to the #SelfMade Roots
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