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A new model for mental health care?

By: Byron Good, Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good, and Jesse Hession Grayman Conducting the Psychosocial Needs Assessment in one of Aceh’s post-conflict villages – Byron...

Latitudes Media Lab

At Latitudes we believe in the exchange of information, opinions and culture. In order to keep working on those ideals we developed a plan to bring businesses and...

The Macho Face of a Balinese Holy Day

Some time ago I posted an article on Lattudes.nu about billboards displaying best wishes for the celebration of the Balinese religious ceremonies Galungan &...

Can a Vegetable be Political? The Story of Genjer

"The vegetable genjer? It's been a really long time since I've tasted it," said Mbah Sukri, a 69-year-old retired textile factory worker from the Sleman area of...

Photobook on Sidoarjo disaster

In 2006, Indonesia also experienced a disaster that some people would rather forget, the Porong, Sidoarjo mud eruption, the biggest mud flow in the world that became a...

More than 1,000 articles posted on Latitudes

Again we have achieved a milestone. With exactly 1,099 contributions posted on Latitudes.nu on February 1st 2015 our cute little online magazine has become an important...

Book on Wayang Potehi

Indonesia is blessed with vast and unique arts and culture—a result of being a melting pot of different cultures that ever visited the archipelago for centuries. One...

Le Dac Trung’s paintings

Le Dac Trung's paintings are worthy of notice not only because they are the kind that can appease any art critic's discriminating taste, but because they are humbly...

The Power of Stones

Sorcerers’ stones are not the exclusive domain of fantasy characters like Harry Potter. In Indonesia, the gemstones known as batu akik are valued both for their beauty...

Trucker Life in Indonesia

By: Ajar Abdillah Edi On the Indonesian road, the truck is king. One blare from its horn can force other vehicles into submission, sending them seeking refuge off the...