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“Menjembatani Perbedaan, Membina Pemahaman Antarbudaya”

Globalisasi telah terjadi ratusan tahun sebelum konsep 'modern' ditemukan. Sejak awal tumbuhnya peradaban manusia, tidak ada bangsa-bangsa di dunia yang bebas dari dua pengaruh besar yang mempengaruhinya, yaitu komunikasi dan budaya. Kedua pengaruh ini memainkan peran penting di dalam proses pertukaran pengetahuan dan pergerakan manusia yang membentuk dunia seperti keadaannya sekarang, dipengaruhi untuk memenuhi kebutuhan-kebutuhan dasar yang terus berubah sepanjang masa. Rempah sebagai kekayaan botani menjadi topik yang menarik dibahas di dalam konteks perkembangan peradaban tersebut, sebagai obat dan sebagai bahan pangan yang memperkaya rasa masakan. Sejarah mencatat bagaimana bangsa-bangsa dari belahan bumi berbeda melakukan pelayaran ribuan kilometer untuk memperoleh rempah, dan bagaimana masyarakat pedalaman mengolah bahan-bahan alami dibawa ke luar wilayah mereka melalui jaringan transportasi yang rumit, melibatkan banyak komunitas dan mencakup ruang yang sangat luas. Namun awalnya tidak semua orang menyadari bahwa bahan-bahan sederhana seperti lada, jahe, cengkeh, atau teh selama 600 tahun ke belakang berubah menjadi komoditas yang memengaruhi ekonomi dunia.

Sebagai komoditas, rempah-rempah memainkan peran yang unik. Rempah-rempah melebihi fungsi alamiahnya, mempengaruhi pola hidup dan pengetahuan masyarakat lintas budaya dan bangsa. Di sinilah pengetahuan pelayaran sungai dan laut mengambil perannya dalam mensirkulasikan produk-produk tersebut menjadi komoditas ekonomi yang mendorong perdagangan. Tak hanya itu, jalur darat yang sudah terbentuk berkontribusi langsung membentuk jaringan pertukaran lintas wilayah yang sangat luas, di mana produsen dan pengguna rempah-rempah tidak pernah bertatap muka karena mereka tinggal di tempat yang berjauhan. Tidak dapat disangkal bahwa pelayaran dan perdagangan pada akhirnya membawa dampak pada budidaya rempah. Catatan-catatan sejarah di awal masehi, bahkan sebelumnya, mengindikasikan bahwa teknologi navigasi dan perkapalan berpengaruh besar dalam pergerakan rempah dibawa ke wilayah-wilayah jauh di seluruh dunia, khususnya antara Asia, Afrika, dan Eropa. Tidak ada satu negara atau bangsa yang dapat mengklaim bahwa mereka merupakan pusat penting dalam sistem perdagangan rempah di muka bumi. Setiap wilayah dan komunitas memberikan kontribusi uniknya mendukung pertukaran tersebut. Di masa itu rempah bukan lagi sekedar hasil budidaya domestik tetapi sudah berubah menjadi komoditas produksi untuk memenuhi pasar global, yang berlangsung lama sampai dengan masuknya gelombang bangsa-bangsa Eropa ke Asia di abad ke-16, memperkenalkan monopoli perdagangan melalui sistem kolonisasi wilayah.

Lebih dari sekedar koridor perdagangan, jalur rempah telah menjadi warisan dimana terjadi apresiasi terhadap keragaman dan akulturasi. Setiap pelabuhan dan kota dalam koridor jalur rempah selalu menjadi persemaian budaya dan ide dari berbagai bangsa. Setiap unsur budaya yang mengalir dalam koridor jalur rempah tidak menempati unsur budaya lain, melainkan justru mewariskan suatu pola budaya yang eksklusif, kesatuan budaya yang kaya tersebut diwariskan kepada generasi berikutnya – suatu kekayaan budaya yang bersifat inklusif sebagai warisan bersama, karena otentisitas satu budaya tidak tercipta tanpa integrasi budaya lain.

Kini, pengakuan kita terhadap kontribusi Jalur Rempah memberi kita momentum untuk meninjau kembali keberagaman dan akulturasi antar bangsa. Sejarah telah mencatat bahwa pencapaian peradaban manusia tidak pernah lepas dari kerjasama internasional. Melalui Jalur Rempah, kita dapat temukan kembali kesamaan nilai-nilai universal antar bangsa.

Tentang Program

International Forum on Spice Route (IFSR) merupakan sebuah forum tahunan yang membuka peluang dialog lintas batas dan lintas budaya dalam meninjau kembali jejak kemaritiman berbasis Jalur Rempah yang menjadi pusaka alam dan pusaka budaya warisan bersama dalam lingkup regional.

Tujuan

  • Mempererat persahabatan dan kerjasama antara Indonesia dengan negara-negara lain yang memiliki kesamaan warisan.
  • Menyediakan platform untuk pertukaran pengetahuan dan pemahaman antar budaya melalui program kerjasama berskala internasional.

Program

Kuliah umum, diskusi panel,sesi berbagi, dan kegiatan komunitas.

Partisipan

  • Lembaga Pemerintahan
  • Organisasi non-pemerintah
  • Perwakilan Organisasi/Lembaga Internasional
  • Akademisi, peneliti, pendidik, pemerhati, siswa
  • Media
  • Publik / komunitas

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Thursday 23 September

12.30-14.00 (UTC +7)

"The Dynamics of Austronesian Social Mobility"

Austronesia is a unique language family. The diaspora of this language family covers more than half of the world; from Madagascar in the west to the Easter Islands in the east, and from Taiwan - Micronesia in the north to New Zealand in the south. This is a language family with the largest distribution area in the world, before colonization by the West.

Contributing Speakers:

  • Prof. James Fox, Ph.D. (Australia) Australia National University
  • Dedi S. Adhuri, Ph.D. (Indonesia) National Research and Innovation Agency

Moderator: Eko Nurseto, M.Si. (Indonesia) Parti Gastronomi / Universitas Padjadjaran

Thank you to all contributing speakers, communities and organizations for the enthusiasm in supporting this program. IFSR is a contribution from the people to support Indonesia's endeavor to nominate the Spice Route as world heritage.


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Thursday 23 September

14.00-16.00 (UTC +7)

"Maritime Culture: Underwater Heritage"

This session will outline the wealth of underwater heritage in the Southeast Asian region, from the coastal, marine, river and great lake environments. The number of underwater heritage sites detected so far indicates that Southeast Asia has been an important region in the course of history. Experts and Contributing Speakers can mutually enrich data about important findings that show the importance of this underwater heritage as the marker of civilization.

Contributing Speakers:

  • Prof. Jun Kimura, Ph.D. (Japan) Tokai University / ICOMOS
  • Natali Pearson, Ph.D. (Australia) University of Sydney
  • Bobby Orillaneda (Philippines) National Museum of the Philippines
  • Nia Hasanah, M.Sc (Indonesia) Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries RI

Moderator: Widya Nayati, Ph.D. (Indonesia) - Universitas Gajah Mada

Thank you to all contributing speakers, communities and organizations for the enthusiasm in supporting this program. IFSR is a contribution from the people to support Indonesia's endeavor to nominate the Spice Route as world heritage.


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Thursday 23 September

16.00-18.00 (UTC +7)

"Maritime Culture: Boat Technology"

As a commodity, spice plays a unique role. Spice exceeds its natural function, affecting the patterns of lifes and knowledge of people across cultures and nations. This is where knowledge of river and sea shipping takes on its role in circulating these products into economic commodities that encourage trade. Not only that, overland routes that have already been formed contribute directly to forming a very wide cross-regional exchange network, where spice producers and users have never met face-to-face because they live in far apart places.

Contributing Speakers:

  • Prof. Daniel Rosyid, Ph.D. (Indonesia) Rosyid College of Arts & Maritime Studies
  • Prof. Sarah Ward, Ph.D. (Australia) Dalian Maritime University, China
  • Horst Liebner, Ph.D. (Germany) Independent Researcher
  • Samodra, Ph.D. (Indonesia) Rosyid College of Arts & Maritime Studies

Moderator: Kaisar Akhir, MT. (Indonesia) Indonesian Maritime Youth

Thank you to all contributing speakers, communities and organizations for the enthusiasm in supporting this program. IFSR is a contribution from the people to support Indonesia's endeavor to nominate the Spice Route as world heritage.


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Wednesday 22 September

10.00-12.00 (UTC +7)

"Understanding World Heritage Nominations"

Contributing Speakers:

  • Moe Chiba (Japan) UNESCO Office, Jakarta
  • Soehardi Hartono (Indonesia) ICOMOS Indonesia
  • Antonius Wibisono, M.Hum (Indonesia) Pamong Budaya Madya, Kemendikbudristek RI
  • Punto Wijayanto, ST., M.Sc (Indonesia) Trisakti University / BPPI

Moderator: Sri Shindi Indira, ST., M.Sc (Indonesia) Beranda Warisan Sumatera / Jaringan Masyarakat Negeri Rempah.

Thank you to all contributing speakers, communities and organizations for the enthusiasm in supporting this program. IFSR is a contribution from the people to support Indonesia's endeavor to nominate the Spice Route as world heritage.


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Wednesday 22 September

12.30-14.30 (UTC +7)

"Spice Route: Now and Then"

In the process of nominating the Spice Route as a world heritage, how far can the industrial sector respond and contextualize it to its respective fields? If the
Spice Route succeeds in becoming a world heritage, to what extent can the
industrial sector create added value for economic development. Is it true that economic development cannot always be in harmony with cultural heritage?

Contributing Speakers:

  • Muhammad Irfan Zainul Fikri (Indonesia) Pertamina International Shipping
  • Indra Lianggoro Widhy Nugroho (Indonesia) Pertamina International Shipping
  • Dr.Jajang Gunawijaya (Indonesia) University of Indonesia
  • Kocu Andre Hutagalung (Indonesia) Insurance Practitioner

Hosted by: Bram Kushardjanto (Indonesia) Member of Board of Trustees, NRF

Thank you to all contributing speakers, communities and organizations for the enthusiasm in supporting this program. IFSR is a contribution from the people to support Indonesia's endeavor to nominate the Spice Route as world heritage.


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Wednesday 22 September

14.30-16.00 (UTC +7)

"Strengthening the Community Movements"

The Spice Route is a literacy movement that provides an entry point to multiple dimensions of knowledge. This discussion presents mobilizer communities who have carried out their activism in their respective fields. For these communities, with or without the support of the government, the public literacy movement must be continued and must be made sustainable. The community must be able to move independently.

Contributing Speakers:

  • Dr. Tjahjo Suprayogo, Gerakan Pemasyarakatan Minat Baca
  • Yanuardi Syukur, M.Si., Rumah Produktif Indonesia
  • Kaisar Akhir, M.Sc., Maritim Muda Nusantara
  • Adin Khairudin, M.Si., Grobak Hysteria

Moderator: Robby Sunata, Sahabat Cagar Budaya Palembang / Negeri Rempah Foundation

Thank you to all contributing speakers, communities and organizations for the enthusiasm in supporting this program. IFSR is a contribution from the people to support Indonesia's endeavor to nominate the Spice Route as world heritage.


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Tuesday 21 September

10.00-12.00 (UTC +7)

"Culture for Creativity, Innovation and Livelihood Creation"

Intercultural understanding is the basis for creativity and innovation to drive development, create livelihoods, as well as opportunities for international cooperation in all fields. Scope of discussions may address shared heritage, maritime culture, biodiversity, intercultural exchange, creative economy as well as issues related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Contributing Speakers:

  • Prof. Tim Winter (Australia) - University of Western Australia
  • Prof. Johannes Widodo (Singapore) - National University of Singapore
  • Dave Lumenta, Ph.D (Indonesia) - University of Indonesia / Negeri Rempah Foundation

Moderator: Maulana Ibrahim, Ph.D. - Khairun University / Negeri Rempah Foundation.

Thank you to all contributing speakers, communities and organizations for the enthusiasm in supporting this program. IFSR is a contribution from the people to support Indonesia's endeavor to nominate the Spice Route as world heritage.


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Tuesday 21 September

13.00-15.00 (UTC +7)

"Youth Presentation"

Featuring youth activists promoting the ideas of Spice Route in their respective studies.

Contributing Speakers:

  • Dini Oktaviani (Indonesia)
  • John Rey S. De Los Santos (Philippines)
  • Luthfan Haqi (Indonesia) History Fair Student Committee, University of Indonesia
  • Kemala Ashtika (Indonesia) Director, Sea and Coastal Film Festival
  • Prabhoto Satrio (Indonesia) Rumah Cirebon

Moderator: Imanda Pradana

Thank you to all contributing speakers, communities and organizations for the enthusiasm in supporting this program. IFSR is a contribution from the people to support Indonesia's endeavor to nominate the Spice Route as world heritage.


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Tuesday 21 September

15.00-17.00 (UTC +7)

"Spice Route Revisited: Remapping Social-Cultural Networks"

Human migration places humans as the agent of the exchange of ideas/values, traditions, arts, identity, natural resources (plants), and its material culture. This discussion seeks to remap the Spice Route through its
cultural traces in many parts of the world connected by global trade networks.

Contributing Speakers:

  • Andrea Acri, Ph.D. (Italy) École Pratique des Hautes Études, France
  • Jiri Jakl, Ph.D. (Germany) Heidelberg University
  • Maulana Ibrahim, Ph.D. (Indonesia) Khairun University, Ternate / Negeri Rempah Foundation
  • Dicky Soeria Atmadja (Indonesia) Center of Remote Srnsing ITB

Moderator: Sidi Rana Menggala (Indonesia) UGhent University, Belgium

Thank you to all contributing speakers, communities and organizations for the enthusiasm in supporting this program. IFSR is a contribution from the people to support Indonesia's endeavor to nominate the Spice Route as world heritage.


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Monday 20 September

10.00-10.30 (UTC +7)

"Identity-Equality-Globalization"

Spice trade is one of the milestones of civilization as seen from the interaction and interconnection between humans through the lands, the sea, and the ocean which formed globalization today.

Foreword by:

  • Hassan Wirajuda Ph.D., Chairman of the Board of Trustees, NRF
  • HE. Djauhari Oratmangun, The Ambassador of RI in Beijing, China

Thank you to all contributing speakers, communities, and organizations for the enthusiasm in supporting this program. IFSR is a contribution from the people to support Indonesia's endeavor to nominate the Spice Route as world heritage.

 


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Monday 20 September

10.30-12.30 (UTC +7)

Developing Community Network:

"Building a Network of Young Indonesian Scholars Overseas"

Connecting young Indonesian students/intellectuals overseas coordinated and hosted by Rumah Produktif Indonesia (RPI).

Contributing Speakers:

  • Andi Batara Al Isra (writer, works in New Zealand)
  • Khaerunnisa (healthcare professional, works in Japan)
  • Batari Oja Andini (educator, works in China)

Moderator: Ary Sulistyo (archaeologist, works in Indonesia)

Thank you to all contributing speakers, communities, and organizations for the enthusiasm in supporting this program. IFSR is a contribution from the people to support Indonesia's endeavor to nominate the Spice Route as world heritage.


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Monday 20 September

13.00-16.00 (UTC +7)

"Revisiting the Spice Route from a Phytogeographic and Ethnobotanical Perspective"

This discussion explores the spice route through the study of the distribution of plants or taxonomic groups of plants which explains the ranges of plants in terms of their origin, dispersal, and evolution. The interrelations between humans and plants would also explain indigenous or traditional knowledge of plants including their classification, cultivation, use as food, medicine, and shelter.

Contributing Speakers:

  • Prof. Zaal Kikvidze, Ph.D. (Georgia) Illia State University
  • Prof. Patrick Van Damme, Ph.D. (Belgium) Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague
  • Wawan Sujarwo, Ph.D. (Indonesia) Ethnobiological Society of Indonesia
  • Lixin Yang, Ph.D. (China) Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Liu Yujing, Ph.D. (China) Nanjing Agricultural University

Moderator: Rina Rachmawati, SP., MP., M.Eng (Indonesia) Fact Indonesia / Brawijaya University.

Thank you to all contributing speakers, communities, and organizations for the enthusiasm in supporting this program. IFSR is a contribution from the people to support Indonesia's endeavor to nominate the Spice Route as world heritage.


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Monday 20 September

16.00-17.30 (UTC +7)

"Connecting the Indonesian Diaspora"

This sharing session features the Indonesian diaspora and how they have contributed to promoting Indonesia through cultural diplomacy in their respective fields.

Contributing Speakers:

  • Fify Manan, Entrepreneur, President of Indonesian Diaspora Business Council (in USA)
  • Mona Liem, Art Curator, Founder of Connected Art Platform (in Switzerland)
  • Sidi Rana Menggala, Cinnamon Researcher, Founder of Spice Land Indonesia (in Belgium)

Moderator: Dr.Tjahjo Suprayoga, Gerakan Pemasyarakatan Minat Baca / IPDN.

Thank you to all contributing speakers, communities, and organizations for the enthusiasm in supporting this program. IFSR is a contribution from the people to support Indonesia's endeavor to nominate the Spice Route as world heritage.