Karbon is an online journal that examines multiple perspectives on public space issues and visual works and culture of urban residents in Indonesia in a critical, creative and imaginative manner. Initially, Karbon was published in print form before eventually transforming into the online karbonjournal.org in 2007. In 2017, Karbon changed once again into jurnalkarbon.id.
OK. Video is ruangrupa’s video division that actively runs programs covering production, documentation, research, archiving, workshops to the distribution of media art works in Indonesia. Since 2003, the division has had a biannual program named OK. Video Festival. First introduced in 2003, the festival aims at observing, recording and studying the development of media technology which has changed society’s perspective and behaviour regarding its surrounding. In 2015, OK. Video Festival changed its name to OK. Video: Indonesia Media Arts Festival, while at the same time expanding its concentration on time-based works such as video and film, installations, performances, sound art, internet and social media-based art, as well as audio-visual technology and other media-based works that have the potential to present critical issues through new artistic ideas.
Jakarta 32°C is a biennial art event that presents the best visual works by students from Jakarta. Held since 2004, Jakarta 32°C involves curatorial processes, experimentation by young artists, writings, and the organization of exhibitions by students and young artists in Jakarta.
Art Lab is an art project program that researches and undertakes creative collaborations on urban issues and the media as a collaborative space for both individual artists and interdisciplinary group from within and outside Indonesia.
Held once a year since 2011, RRREC Fest is a music festival that presents and brings together a multitude of artists’ groups, communities, musicians, and music event organizers from various countries. RRREC Fest is an effort by ruangrupa together with young artists to put forward fresh, innovative, and inspiring ideas to younger music lovers and to the Jakarta public at large. RRREC Fest is a statement about the importance of alternative attitudes, not only in music, but also in other cultural practices.
rurukids organizes fun, educative and innovative education-based art programs for children and teenagers. Through art workshops, music and video performances, rurukids invites artists, art practitioners, and interdisciplinary professional mentors to share their knowledge and experiences in art and culture. Prompting participants to learn by play and to turn ideas into artworks, rurukids fosters children’s confidence and abilities to express themselves and think critically, and urges them to share knowledge with their peers.