Peretas, short for perempuan lintas batas (literal translation: women crossing boundaries) works through ands toward the politics of feminist solidarity among women art workers in Indonesia and beyond. The Indonesian word “peretas” means hacker, which renders our spirit to socially hack the stereotypical definition and hegemonic construction that confine women. In our collective endeavours, we navigate with an intersectional perspective to expose the plurality of women subjectivities that cross and disrupt borders between nations, races, ethnicities, classes, sexualities, religions, and disabilities.

Peretas’ programs aim at supporting the making of productive and reproductive spaces for women art workers by organizing Peretas Berkumpul (our annual assembly), research projects, book publications, and public discussions. Through these activities we hope to engage with the expanded notion of arts and culture, which move towards social transformation and knowledge distribution instead of centralizing in creative industry productivity-driven or individual career. Our organizing practice involves critical knowledge-commoning, care work, democratic dissensus, artistic sensibilities, and radical imagination to nurture safe space and speak up against dominant power.

Peretas was founded in 2017 by Dhyta Caturani, Felencia Hutabarat, Lisabona Rahman, and Naomi Srikandi.

Contact: info@peretas.org

This website is designed by Natasha Tontey in collaboration with web developer ScriptMedia (2019-2020).

Peretas logo is designed by Cadrilla Bareno (2019).
The English text version in this website is translated by Kezia Alaia (July 2020).

All contents in this website are published under Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Licence.

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Our work is conducted as a collaborative practice in which division of labor responds to the expertise and skills possessed by each individual in the organization. Temporary hierarchies and structures are tactically flattened and redesigned according to activity-specific implementation situations in order to maintain the dynamics of teamwork, while we continue to refine our capabilities for self-organizing. Currently, Naomi Srikandi is in charge of programming, Evi Aisah handles financial affairs, Dhyta Caturani oversees content design, and Brigitta Isabella manages daily work coordination.

Peretas appoints a number of peer reviewers to analyze and provide input on the quality of our work processes. They are Andy Yentriyani, Dolorosa Sinaga, Heidi Arbuckle, and Lisabona Rahman.