Creativity Ecosystem
Economic Importance
The multicultural foundation of media arts has existed since 1967. The presence of the University of Indonesia, Gunadarma University, Veteran National Development University, and media arts start-up communities are crucial in the history of Depok City’s development as an inclusive, resilient, and sustainable city. Firstly, media arts help promote cultural diversity in Depok City (Alun-alun as an inclusive creation space) to encourage friendship (guyub), sharing (bebarengan), and synergy (rame-rame). Secondly, media arts can be a tool to educate and build awareness of the importance of disaster safety and resilience. For instance, a start-up creates an early warning system for disaster prevention and emergency response measures. Thirdly, media arts can be used to strengthen Depok as a sustainable city (e.g. Sepeda Kayuh, Badr Interactive) by raising environmental issues in daily life. Media arts can promote apps and video games illustrating local wisdom in natural resource management.