Indonesia plans to move its capital city from Jakarta to Borneo. Jeamme Chia, Gioia Montana Connell, and Dewi Tan argue that the new capital provides an opportunity address existing housing, water management, and land issues.
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A photo essay by Christine Horn from her fieldwork in Sarawak, Borneo, shows how oil palm plantations rearrange and displace communities and landscapes.
To address the traffic crisis in the world’s fourth-largest city, officials seek to modernize urban transportation by phasing out the city’s iconic jeepney, a uniquely Filipino mode of transport repurposed from a bygone colonial era.
Indonesia’s previously swampy forests have become unpredictable, fuel-rich fire traps.
A peek into the past reveals how coconuts went from colonial cash crop to a means of resistance in Southeast Asia during the twentieth century.
How do humans cope with disaster? Can ecologies recover after catastrophe? Five reflections on resilience in the aftermath of the Vietnam Wars.