Majalah Lumbung: A Magazine on Harvesting and Sharing (Documenta Fifteen Kassel)

Ducumenta Fifteen


Hatje Cantz, 2022


A magazine on Documenta 15’s theme of collectivity and shared resources, edited by the exhibition’s curators.
As part of Documenta 15, the Indonesian collective ruangrupa published two issues of a magazine (“Majalah”) in Indonesia exploring the exhibition’s pivotal concept—working collectively. “Lumbung,” which translates literally as rice barn, refers to a collectively governed building where a community’s harvest is gathered, stored and distributed according to jointly determined criteria as a pooled resource for the future; but the term is also understood in a broader sense as a way of working and living together. The two issues of ruangrupa’s magazine—Harvesting and Sharing––are combined here in one volume and explore the implications of sharing resources for collective well-being. Featuring short stories and features by leading journalists, researchers and writers from Indonesia, Majalah Lumbung touches on themes such as cosmology, food and architecture, providing a contextualizing foundation for Documenta 15.


ISBN: 9783775752855

320 pagina's, illustraties in kleur, 26 x 20 cm, paperback, Duits/Engels