About: Laine Berman

30 years based in Jogjakarta Indonesia has only shown me what I don’t know about the so-called third world. As a misplaced New Yorker, I left that grand city in 1978 to avoid falling into the insanity trap of sex drugs and rock n roll. I have been traveling the world since, in search of something I may or may not have found yet. My home-base is inside the walled city of Jogja. My oasis. My garden.

For now, I am a researcher, writer, development project evaluator, organic urban gardener, Perma-Pimp (adviser and supporter of Permablitz-Jogja), feminist, social and environmental advocate, and curator. My degrees are in linguistic anthropology and public health, with a strong background in social psychology, education and visual arts.

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abdi-dalem 1991

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