Siasat aims to instigate grounded discussions on Indonesia. We aim to provide a closer look on social phenomenon on the micro-level: The everyday proceedings. We want to pose questions on issues that easily gets overlooked due to our own naivety and conceptual snobism: Not everything can be explained through sophisticated use of cosmopolitan social theory.
That is why our implicit goal is to let knowledge blossom by Indonesians, about Indonesians. We believe that stories about Indonesia should not be passive and docile, as it is common within a orientalist perspective.