"Rimpang's Stories", Kabupaten Aceh Besar_, RHIZOMATIC ARCHIPELAGO
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The Tomb of Teungku Fakinah

English | Indonesia

After I strayed, went home, strayed and back again, asking local residents …, then finally I met TGK grave complex. HJ FAKINAH untouched by signpost / cultural preservation sign. If you follow Google Maps, you will be taken to the wilderness at the end of the hill, far from the actual location. (And I am sorry, I forgot to mark the correct point.)

Photo: Ferial Afiff (accessed from Instagram @alebutoh)

Teungku Fakinah is a female cleric, also a pioneer of Islamic school for women (1911). Now, the name is the Hajjah Fakinah Islamic Education Foundation.

Photo: Ferial Afiff (accessed from Instagram @alebutoh)

Of course, like most women of that era (late 1800s) in Aceh, Teungku Fakinah was diligent in war and also a commander, built fortresses, went in and out of the forest, gathered women’s groups, etc. She was a friend of Cut Nyak Dien, while criticizing her when Teuku Umar had a strategy to embrace the Netherlands.

Photo: Ferial Afiff (accessed from Instagram @alebutoh)
Photo: Ferial Afiff (accessed from Instagram @alebutoh)

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FERIAL AFFIF adalah seniman fleksibel yang telah aktif berkarya lebih dari 10 tahun. Saat ini ia berdomisili di Yogyakarta. Pola karyanya tak punya batasan maupun gaya tertentu, secara artistik dia kerap beralih-peran sebagai fasilitator/kurator/penulis/peneliti/produser/dsb. Dia senantiasa penasaran. berhubungan dengan orang lain serta kondisi kehidupan yang menyertainya, terutama tema lingkungan/gender/sejarah. Karyanya sempat hadir di berbagai kota di Indonesia dan negara lain seperti: Singapura,Myanmar, Jepang, Korea Selatan, India, Sri Lanka, Madagaskar, Switzerland, dan sebagainya, Ferial sejak 2012 menjadi anggota Lifepatch, sebuah inisiasi warga dalam seni-sains-teknologi. Sejak 2018 bersama Putri Wartawati, Ridwan Rau Rau, dan Yayasan Lingkar Semanggi (Tangerang) menginisiasi Expedition Camp sebuah forum temu dan berbagi per dua tahunan bagi para praktisi performans se-Asia.

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  1. Pingback: Makam Teungku Fakinah | CEMETI

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