Luna is a writer, poet, performer and co-founder of the Makkunrai Project. The Project to raise gender awareness through stage performances and literature. Recently she has performed The Kitchen in Australia, Paris, Tokyo, Singapore, Jakarta and Makassar. The Kitchen is a play about the impact of socio-political forces upon the lives of three Indonesian women. Luna is also a communication and gender consultant for development projects across eastern Indonesia.
Dani Wahyu Moenggoro
Founder and Director of INSPIRIT INNOVATION CIRCLES (INSPIRIT), Dani has been actively involved in development work in Indonesia for more than 25 years. A
dedicated, creative, and inspiring facilitator, trainer and organizational change consultant, for the past 8 years he has been applying and adapting the appreciative inquiry approach in the work he/INSPIRIT does with various development actors, from communities to local governments, non governmental
organizations to the private sector, and a variety of international donors and development projects.
Arfan is a director who won the prestigious Eagle Award for documentaries in 2006 for Best Film and Best Cinematography. He has since directed documentaries around eastern Indonesia, many focusing on development issues affecting the region. He is also the program manager for Rumah Ide Makassar, a film education community focused on raising capacity in Makassar and eastern Indonesia. His latest work has been in Palu, teaching young children filmmaking as part of peace building efforts.
Andi Ummu Tunru
Born in Makassar, South Sulawesi, Andi Ummu Tunru started dancing at age seven; by age nine, she was learning the Bugis-Makassar traditions from dance masters Andi Nurhadi Sapada, Ida Joesoef Majid, and Munasiah Nadjamuddin. Her experiences include performing in the Somba Opu Bahari Festival, Makassar (1995); the Makassar Dance Festival (1998); Cak Durasim Festival, Surabaya (1999); Performing Arts Festival, Surabaya (2000); and in Taipei with Chi Body Theater (2002). She has also choreographed and coordinated the art mission to Las Vegas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Hawaii, and Taiwan for Travel Age West, PATA Chapter; the Mass Indonesian Dance, Makassar; and Nusantara Bersatu dance at the Indonesian Arts Meeting in Makassar. As director of Batara Gowa Dance Group, she has collaborated with artists from Indonesia and abroad and teaches traditional dances in several institutions, including Makassar Tourism Academy, and she is head of the Makassar Arts Council. She was also master dancer in the La Galigo performance of 2004.
Radio Mercurius Makassar. Foudner of the Warung Kopi talkshow to bring government and community members together for better policies.
Syaifullah Dg. Gassing
Prominent Makassar blogger and founder of Makassar's first School for Blogging.