“‘Jakarta – Modest Intervention and Minor Improvisations’ is thematically centred on exploring the city of Jakarta and more specifically the strategies and solutions its inhabitants find to make Jakarta a better place to live in.
I moved to Singapore from London in 2012 and I decided to do a series of projects based on megacities around Southeast Asia. The first city was Bangkok where I made a project entitled Common Love, 2014. After that I decided to visit Jakarta where, Modest Interventions and Minor Improvisations is set. My first impression of Jakarta was not positive and I found it difficult to find a theme at first. The thing that I noticed first was how many people spent their time working in public spaces. Eventually this led to the creation of this book.”