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From Canopy

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Photo: Tajriani Thalib (Accessed from Instagram @taaj_rianithalib)

Canopy is a community in Pontianak that actively organizes discussion-sharing spaces. Canopy Cafe is crowded, the space is fit for discussion, gathering with friends and family.

Photo: Tajriani Thalib (Accessed from Instagram @taaj_rianithalib)

In the back area, there is a gallery which, as long as I am here, almost every night it becomes a space for Pontianak youth artworks to be staged and appreciated.

Photo: Tajriani Thalib (Accessed from Instagram @taaj_rianithalib)

On 22 June, Canopy school students presented the result of their research, attended by their parents. At the beginning of the event, the students sang: “Sungai Kapuas punye cerite, bile kite minum airnye…” (Kapuas water has a story, when we drink its water…).  Hearing it as if it is given a welcome greeting.

Photo: Tajriani Thalib (Accessed from Instagram @taaj_rianithalib)
Photo: Tajriani Thalib (Accessed from Instagram @taaj_rianithalib)
Photo: Tajriani Thalib (Accessed from Instagram @taaj_rianithalib)

This community is also engaged in ecotourism; making books, videos about natural beauty, and the culture of people in West Kalimantan.

This is the place where I go home while in Pontianak.


TAJRIANI THALIB mendapatkan gelar sarjananya dari Fakultas Psikologi, Universitas Negeri Makassar. Tajriani tinggal dan bekerja di Polewali Mandar, Sulawesi Barat. Ia aktif sebagai penampil, khususnya dalam pertunjukkan-pertunjukkan seni tradisi. Tajriani tampil, antara lain, dalam Wonderful Indonesia Festival, Bangkok, Thailand (2017) dan The 3rd Erau International Folks Arts Festival (EIFAF), Kutai Kartanegara, Kalimantan Timur (2013). Dia juga banyak terlibat dalam proyek-proyek sosial, misalnya bersama Komunitas Sipatokkong yang fokus melakukan pendampingan bagi anak-anak dengan kebutuhan khusus serta bersama Armada Pustaka Mandar, komunitas pustaka bergerak yang menghadirkan bacaan ke berbagai daerah di Sulawesi Barat. Dia juga merupakan salah satu pendiri Ruang Budaya Bura'pia.

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