It’s possible you saw our post from a couple of days ago and you want to know more about the speakers, or maybe this line up will inspire you to go that post to find out more about how you can join the live streaming event. So here they are:
The Floating Hospital of Indonesia
Catherine Huang and doctorSHARE are converting an oil barge into a floating hospital to bring free healthcare to millions of people living in remote islands of Indonesia. Before joining as Project Manager, Catherine spent 8 months traveling the non western world as a David Bonderman Travel Fellow, worked at Google[x] on Glass, at True Ventures as a TEC Fellow, and kick started student entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan as the CFO of MPowered Entrepreneurship.
MAXWELL & KYLA, BIO BUS KIDS
The Biofueled Magic Bus“…an outstanding solution to local issues of transportation, waste, and education.”
Take the young bright minds of Bio Bus Team members such as Maxwell and Kyla, and the Green School Bali, committed to social responsibility and ecological sustainability, and presto, things get rolling. Via biodiesel that is. These two high school students will tell us about the Bio Bus initiative: from cooking oil to fuel, from fuel to soap, and providing employment for locals. The first clean ride was manned about one year ago, and it’s still going full steam.
The Bio Bus Team, invited to France to attend COP21 (The 2015 Paris Climate Conference), and COY11 (the Conference of Youth), garnered international attention for their work in Bali.
Maxwell is the Bio Bus Web and App Developer. Kyla is the Bio Bus Social Media and Outreach Coordinator. Both love their work with the Bio Bus project because they are “setting a green example.”
“There’s more than five trillion pieces of plastic weighing over 250,000 tons floating in the oceans.”
It all started when Emily needed a way to get to travel 14,000 miles to Australia for her first architect job and had already vowed never to take another plane. Managing to get on the fastest bio-fuelled boat, the Earthrace, her calling to be an ocean’s advocate and skipper surfaced like a humpback whale, and she continued to round the planet with the crew for nearly three years.
Emily is also an artist, a Cambridge University architecture graduate, and director of global organization Pangaea Explorations that helps scientists, filmmakers and everyday people gain access to the most remote parts of our planet to see firsthand the ocean’s plight. She organizes mass-waste clean-ups on Pacific islands, trawls for microplastics in the Arctic and has discovered previously unknown oceanic gyres—huge areas of plastic pollution accumulation.
Emily is the youngest and only female recipient of Yachtmaster of the Year, awarded by HRH Princess Royal. She also recently received the 2016 Fitzroy Oceans’ Award for the explorer who has achieved the most to further ocean conservation.
Revolutionary and Solutionary Song
“Come connect with our personified ‘plastic’ characters and journey with them to their ocean fate.”
Enter stage right, The Noble Material Roadshow, the traveling version of the musical performed by Green School Bali middle-school activist students and created by performing arts teacher, Sarita Pockell. Tackling the throw-away plastic problem in Bali, this musical takes a hard look at trash that is devastating the natural beauty of Bali, its beaches, and offers creative ideas of how all can help.
The Noble Material Roadshow debuted in 2015, was invited to perform at COP21 (The 2015 Paris Climate Conference), and COY11 (the Conference of Youth, also in Paris), and tours regularly around Bali.
The Green School Bali prepares students to be stewards of the environment, teaching them to be critical and creative thinkers, who champion the sustainability of the world and the environment.
SHILO SHIV SULEMAN
“If you show fear, you get fear back; if you show strength, you receive strength.”
Shilo Shiv Suleman is a fearless visual artist who intersects magical realism, social change, and technology. Using biofeedback technology she creates large-scale installations that beat with the onlookers’ heart, apps that react to brain waves, and sculptures that glow with one’s breath.
Featured in numerous documentaries, Shilo is notably the founder and director of “the Fearless Collective,” which arose in response to the 2012 Delhi gang rape, and engendered a massive following of those believing in the power of positive affirmation in community art as a medium for social change.
As an INK (Ixoraa Knowledge Foundation) fellow, her talk made it to TED.com, and got over a million views in 2012. Shilo was then chosen as one of the three pioneering Indian women at TEDGlobal, and has presented at conferences such as WIRED, and DLD (Digital Life Design) in London and Munich. She was also honored with the Femina Woman of Worth Award for her work with art and gender violence and the Futurebooks Digital Innovation award in London. Her biofeedback installations have been featured on the BBC, Rolling Stone, MSNBC, Tech Crunch, The Guardian, WIRED and more.
The Peace of Acceptance
“In this avalanche of a disease, we need each other’s stories.”
Susan and her husband Bob had a dream to live in another country and learn another language. Together they forged a life in Bali. Ten years later Bob showed signs of Alzheimer’s disease.
Susan vowed to keep Bob with her in Bali and give him the best life possible. From that experience she created a blog called “Alz World,” writing about being a caregiver and hoping to inspire other caregivers. “Tell your loved one you love him, over and over, each time you visit,” Susan writes in one of her blogs. “Don’t expect anything in return. But know that your love seeps in and caresses his or her spirits.”
Susan is an American artist, jewelry designer, and writer, has lived in Bali for 26 years. She has 14 years experience as the primary caregiver for her husband, Bob. She also writes a recipe column for the Bali Advertiser.
Cycling through history
Don’t try to pin a label on Marlowe Bandem. He’s a DJ, fixed-gear cyclist, creator of multi- media events, manager of two micro-financing banks, and vice chairman of the Widya Dharma Shanti Foundation that oversees STIKOM Bali, the largest ICT (information and communication technology) college in Bali.
Latest collaborative initiatives include The Bali 1928 Project, a repatriation project of where Balinese recordings and films of the 1920s were repatriated from several countries; and Bali Record Store Day (April 2016) and SPRITES ART LAB: AGNI in Desa Lawak Badung (June 2016).
Marlowe has contributed to many arts events in Bali, including Jean-Michel Basquiat Exhibition at Darga Gallery (2005), Bali Biennale: Space & Scape (2005), reclaiming public spaces via Ebullience Art Event (2009), and SPRITES Art and Creative Biennale (2013, 2015).
Laugh Out Loud Courageous
“Good comedy makes you laugh, great comedy makes you cry.”
Sakdiyah Ma’ruf is one of the first Indonesian Muslim female stand-up comics. Passionate advocate for freedom and equality, she juggles life behind the mic as a comedian and interpreter.
Producers have asked Sakdiyah to censor her own jokes, telling her that she is “too conceptual, theoretical, laden with message,” but the stakes are too high for Sakdiyah to stop. Having grown up watching U.S.-based comedians drive their points home, she decided to use the same medium to get people talking about issues plaguing her own country.
Sakdiyah received the Václav Havel International Prize for Creative Dissent at Oslo Freedom Forum 2015. She currently works with the Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies (ICRS): and the Moral Courage Project, New York University. She received her BA in English from UGM, Yogyakarta, and is working on her M.A.
Warteg Goes Gourmet
“With a little practice, anyone can do this.
Dade believes that just because Indonesian street food is cheap doesn’t mean it can’t be presented with an artful flair. With his advertising creative director background, Dade hosts Warteg Gourmet on Instagram and is trotting out the well-dressed tempeh with the pizazz of a 3-star Michelin restaurant. Presentation is almost everything… as long as it has that warteg flavor. A sassy makeover for fried rice? Voila. You might just want to hang it on the wall it’s so appealing.
Consultant, food stylist, photographer, Dade also is catering small intimate parties of those in Jakarta wanting to honor the warteg and eat like foodies. His street food makeovers has garnered attention on TV, magazine spreads, national ad campaigns and featured online: Wall Street Journal – Asia, Quartz, DesignTaxi, Food Geek & Love, Wowshack, and more.
Where the Rubber Hits the Road
“… on a quest to save one million tires from landfills and give them new life as soles for footwear.”
Kyle Parsons makes a living from your trash, in particular, your old tires. His concern for the waste disposal challenges in Bali—an island he visited and became enamored with during a surf trip in 2004—led him to eventually found Indosole, a company that repurposes Indonesia’s end-of-life tires into soles for footwear.
Sadly, more than one billion waste tires end up in landfills worldwide and in tropical islands like Bali, it can become breeding grounds for mosquitos, which the leads to the spread of malaria and dengue fever. Or they are burned for cheap fuel, leading to toxic oils and fumes.
With 15 years experience in action sports and fashion retail (including brands Ray Ban and Bern) Kyle now runs Indosole out of San Francisco; however, the 100% organic manufacturing process takes place in Bali, staffed by professional Indonesian craftspeople.
Body Bending Moves that Beggar Belief
“I always wanted to run away and join the circus.”
At age 17, Lucia got the call to join New York Spiegelworld’s touring show when she was 42 meters in the air training for a motorcycle act on the high wire. Empire’s contortionist had appendicitis and Lucia had 24 hours to learn the routine.
Lucia did so and transformed into “Miss A in a Bubble” for four seasons in the international touring company of Empire, an extravaganza likened to Cirque du Soleil meets The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Performing mid-air in a giant Perspex bubble (crafted from two submarine windows) she mesmerized audiences with more “twists and turns than a pretzel factory,” according to The Courier Mail.
Lucia was born in Christchurch, New Zealand, and grew up on Australia’s Gold Coast. She first trained in dance and acrobatics in her younger years, then found her true passion in contortion and the aerial arts.
Magician as Cognitive Artist
“I’m not just manipulating a pack of cards, but rather, interacting with my audience.”
Audiences love good magic because it’s oh so much more than just a trick. It’s sleight of mind, and that is what first captured Sean’s interest in the connection between magic and body language. Deftly employing the psychology behind sleight of hand, hypnosis and misdirection he always leaves his audience awed and laughing.
Sean’s corporate audiences have included executives of Coca-Cola, Tullet Prebon, UNICEF, Volkswagen, the Macquarie group, and Madame Tussauds™ in Sydney, Australia. Since June 2015 he has been the resident magician and body language trainer for the Nihiwatu Resort on Sumba Island. Sean has also led workshops at the Hariharalaya Resort in Cambodia and has also served as a consultant for the Paul Dubrule Hospitality School in Siem Reap.
He is originally from Scotland and speaks fluent English, Greek, and Spanish as well as conversational Khmer.
13) Sandrayati Fay
Sandrayati Fay is a singer and songwriter with Filipino/Irish-American roots, born and raised on the islands of Java and Bali Indonesia. Her songs are an expression of inspiration and perceptions that reflect her journeys and beliefs in the world revolving around nature, human rights, identity and love. She is now based in Bali, after spending 3 years studying theatre and music in the United States as well as traveling, playing at music festivals and women’s retreats. She is now studying at Bali’s ‘One Dollar for Music’ foundation as well as working with her parents organization ‘Samdhana’ which focuses on environmental and indigenous peoples rights throughout Southeast Asia.