Irene Agrivina Widyaningrum

Program Director
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Irene Agrivina 

Open systems advocate, technologist, artist & educator

Open systems advocate, technologist, artist and educator, Irene Agrivina is one of the founding members and current directors of HONF, the Yogyakarta-based arts, science and technology laboratory. Created in 1998, HONF aka the 'House of Natural Fiber' was born out of the social and political turmoil against the nepotism and corruption of the Suharto regime.  In 2013, Agrivina co-founded XXLab, an all-female collective focusing on arts, science and free technology as a second generation of HONF’s spin-off communities. One of XXLab’s projects, SOYA C(O)U(L)TURE was awarded [the next idea] Art and Technology Grant voestalpine by Ars Electronica in 2015. In 2019, Agrivina was chosen by Asialink, Australia as one of six women pioneers from south-east Asia and Australia.