Syafiatudina Saja, or for short Dina, constantly seeks new ways to develop methods of knowledge enquiry. These range from intensive fieldwork to curating and performance. She is currently program manager and researcher at KUNCI Cultural Studies Center in Yogyakarta/Indonesia.
KUNCI Cultural Studies Center inhabits a precarious position of neither belonging to existing disciplinary boundaries while simultaneously aiming at expanding them. The collective’s membership is open and voluntary, and is so far based on an affinity to creative experimentation and speculative inquiry with focus on intersections between theory and practice. Since its founding in 1999 in Yogyakarta, KUNCI has been deeply preoccupied with critical knowledge production and sharing through means of media publication, cross-disciplinary encounter, research-action, artistic intervention and vernacular education within and across community spaces.