Rethinking the legacies of Bandung
ABSTRACT By explaining the different trajectories that the “Bandung spirit” has taken since its inception in the mid-1950s, including various popular organizations which have not only been influenced by the Bandung conference but have taken the original ideas and actions into more progressive directions, I argue in this article that the inclusion of the popular element is not only important to understand the history of the “Bandung spirit” but is also a necessary part of our thinking about the future of Bandung as a political project.
Keywords: Bandung spirit, Asia-Africa, anti-colonial struggles, popular movements
Notes on contributor
Hilmar Farid is a writer-activist living in Jakarta. He has been involved in various projects to connect scholarly work with social movements in the region. He is currently also teaching at the Graduate School of the Jakarta Arts Institute.