The idea of preserving our traditional culture in the midst of fast-paced development had Diana Ang exploring innovative urban design strategies for the future of rural areas.The image illustrates one of the ideas in her thesis, where a contemporary mixed-use village cooperative embraces the cultural ritual path of Melasti in North Bali, Indonesia. The thesis, titled The Slow Zone, imagines the rural North Bali as a place that preserves slowness, where the quintessential of life can be vividly experienced through development schemes that preserves culture and engages local growth instead of relying on outside capital as a measure of progress.

Diana Ang is an architect and illustrator based in New York. Her illustrations are influenced by the Japanese cartoons in her childhood, education and career in architecture and urban design, as well as places that are dear to her: Indonesia, Hong Kong, and New York. The complexity and imperfect solutions inherent in architecture and urban design become a counterpoint for her illustrations, where a degree of idealism can be achieved and naivete can be preserved. 

See her illustration works on

This year we want to start highlighting our fellow Indonesian artists and designers, and they will interpret our global monthly theme with their work. Come to our monthly event and be part of the global creative community of thinkers, makers, and world’s greatest optimists! 

“The beauty in our world deserves to be cherished, sustained, and rediscovered. We share this life, and every day we have the opportunity to act as thoughtful participants in it.”

May’s theme is #CMpreserve! It was chosen by CreativeMornings/ Charleston and illustrated by Chris Nickels (

Join us at our next event in the 3rd week of May. Stay tuned, details will be posted in our instagram @cm_jakarta

Originally from France, Clémentine Triot gets inspiration from the beautiful diversity and richness that Indonesia offers, with its vibrant colors and unique people. Clémentine does hand-drawn and hand-painted illustrations only, mainly using watercolor with a deep love for blues and greens, wildlife and nature.

This year we want to start highlighting our fellow Indonesian artists and designers, and they will interpret our global monthly theme with their work.Come to our monthly event and be part of the global creative community of thinkers, makers, and world’s greatest optimists!

“People who include with intention, raise their hand to do the work of embracing what is unfamiliar.”

April’s theme is #CMinclusive. It was chosen by CreativeMornings/Grand Rapids, illustrated by Libby VanderPloeg, and presented globally by

Our next event is coming soon. Stay tuned on Instagram @cm_jakarta

“If we don’t protect our waters, then what will happen to life?”

This month’s #CMwater theme was chosen by @Perth_CM and illustrated by @sofiavarano. CreativeMornings Jakarta is exploring WATER with 196 other @creativemorning chapters around the world.

Mark your calendars! Our next event will be on 22/03/19, from 7:30 to 9AM, at Conclave Arteri.

To register (free), click here here:

“Nature, and its mysteriously perfect rule embodied into the physical world has been the greatest human inspiration since the ancient time. Symmetry applies to what we’ve seen as the trace of our civilizations: pyramids, temples, shrines. Yet, the absence of symmetry in the details actually compliments the subtle dynamic; on par to our daily encounter of glitches and flaws to balance the overly-systemized world.”

This year we want to start highlighting our fellow Indonesian artists and designers, and they will interpret our global monthly theme with their work.

Meet Zulfikri Mokoagow, a complicated thinker disguised as freelance Illustrator, peacefully confined himself among hills in Ubud, Bali.

Come to our monthly event and be part of the global creative community of thinkers, makers, and world’s greatest optimists.

Merry CreativeMornings, Jakartans!

Celebrating International Women’s Day, we are going to challenge two everyday heroines from theater art scene, letting them get out from their comfort zone of their own community to talk something a little too specific for the public consume.

Certain field might tend to limit their discourse for “their own kind”. But what if there’s something about theater, that is actually very related to our everyday life?

We invite you to take a different route for a day to join our March breakfast lecture series at Conclave Co-working Space Wijaya, next Friday!

Talking Taboo: Indonesia’s Theater Life Today
Friday, March 17th, 2017
08:00 AM – 10:00 AM
At Conclave Co-working Space Wijaya

Psst. Deets about the awesome speakers will be out soon, but if you’re curious, you know where to go.

Anyone can attend, it’s FREE but seats are limited. Register here:


Organizing Partner: lingkaran

Venue Partner: Conclave
Experience Partner: Rubrik Indonesia

Breakfast Partner: WHISK
Coffee Partner: Routine Coffee & Eatery

Taboos are a social glue that makes life livable wherever we go.We invent the reasonings that, over time, coalesce to create the societal fabric of norms, permissions, and prohibitions. Cutting the line at TSA or stealing from your neighbor is wrong, which makes a good status quo.While many taboos keeps the world spinning, there are many rusty ones that are delaying it from evolving. And although we’re hardwired to stand before the edge of taboo, there are others who have gone over it.The theme was chosen by our Oslo chapter, was illustrated by David Stenmark and is presented by our Global Partner MailChimp.Don’t forget to visit our ‘Inbox of Forgotten E-mails’ for a window into the world of unsent messages, never reaching their intended audience, but still finding a reader.

CreativeMornings is all heart. We have an unwavering passion for face-to-face connections. We believe in the power of people, in walking in someone else’s shoes and seeing through their eyes. Each and every day, our global community challenges us to change our perspectives and inspires us to be better humans.

This month, we’re celebrating Empathy in 123 cities around the world. September’s events are presented in partnership with Shutterstock. The theme was chosen by our Phoenix chapter and illustrated by Scott Biersack, an illustrator & designer who once spent a year writing on a public chalkboard to thank the community who supported his family when they needed it most.

Okay, let me take a moment here and express my admiration for Empathy’s gorgeous illustration. Amazing work, Scott!

Moving on.

For Empathy, CreativeMornings Jakarta is featuring Windy Ariestanty, one busy bee of an editor-slash-author. She has has a 10-year experience as an editor-in-chief and director of GagasMedia Group, which houses two leading publishers for young authors, GagasMedia and Bukune.


In early 2015, Windy decided to plunge into a new field—creative communication for the publishing industry by handling 27 publishers under AgroMedia Group umbrella. She is also developing Writing Table, a pop-up creative writing school run together by several young Indonesian writers.

Aside from producing and publishing books, Windy is also a passionate traveller and have also published many of her travel stories. Her writings convey different point of views and angles on traveling. Instead of talking about places, she dug her topics into human interaction issues. Life Traveler, her first travelogue, which contains of narrative travel stories, was shortlisted at Anugerah Pembaca Indonesia or Indonesian Reader’s Award in 2012.

Her emphatic POV in her travel writings is what draws us to approach her for our September session.

Windy says, “Not many people include the element of empathy in their work, whereas empathy—aside from giving a certain color to the creator’s works—can pushes the creator, as an individual, to be more communicative. Why empathy is one of the most important skills? Because it will lead to greater success personally and professionally and will allow you to be a better creator, leader, follower, and most important, a better friend.”

Come at Friday, September 11th 2015

08.00 - 10.00 AM

at Conclave Co-working Space

Anyone can attend. It’s FREE! Just register beforehand to reserve your spot.


CreativeMornings remains free thanks to the support of, @cnclvco, @nulisbuku, @raysbottleofjoe and @baksokeju

. Thank you!

The CreativeMornings community is all about doing. Making, learning, loving, innovating, creating, sharing, living — each its own form of action. Action manifests itself in practices like urban planning, interactive design, filmmaking, choreography, and on the list goes, ever inspiring us to get up and do something.

This week, CreativeMornings Jakarta presents Ayi.

Kushandari Arfanidewi, nicknamed Ayi, has a lot of passions. She studied architecture—her first love—in college, worked as a property consultant, loves music and was once being in a band.

However, it was her enthusiasm in cooking and her concern about holistic health that made her well known. On February 2004, Ayi launched her own healthy food catering and popularized it mainly through Instagram with the hashtag #ayshealthyascanbe, which eventually became her catering’s brand.

Ayi’s vision is to provide creative and fun healthy food that makes everyone happy. She aims to debunk the ‘scary’ and ‘boring’ image of healthy living, and her motto is ‘being healthy is as easy as ABC, 123’

On this week’s session, Ayi will share her story about her actions over the last decade in creating things based on her passions.

“My life is a salad of experiments with a sweet dressing called ‘risk’. My mother always said I’m an artist creating her art, not an architect, chef, nor a businesswoman.”

Registration is now open! Go to our website to claim your free ticket. See you on Friday!