Month: September 2018

The Nomad

In this talk, artist Arahmaiani will share her experience of working with the community of Lab, a village located on the Tibetan Plateau. The Tibetan Plateau is a vulnerable site where climate change is urgently felt: it not only has the richest biodiversity in the world, it is also referred to as the “Water Tower” of Asia as more than 2 million people live of the water that rises in it, plus it is known as the “Third Pole” or one of the largest ice fields on the planet. Melting glaciers and permafrost cause local floods and mudflows, while a vision of the plateau drying up in 2030 looms as a very real possibility.

The Nomad

Dalam acara diskusi kali ini, Arahmaiani membagikan pengalamannya bekerja bersama komunitas Lab, yaitu desa di dataran tinggi, Tibet. Tibet adalah lokasi bagi “Menara Air” Asia menjadi sumber air bagi lebih dari 2 miliar orang Asia, dan juga adalah “Kutub Ketiga” atau salah satu lapisan dataran es terbesar di bumi. Dampak mencairnya gletser dan permafrost menyebabkan terjadinya banjir dan longsor dan bayangan mengenai kekeringan di dataran tinggi Tibet di tahun 2030 akan sangat mungkin terjadi.