Sharing Asian Futures

Sharing Asian Futures is an interview project addressing the ideas, ambitions and prospects of youngsters on the brink of adulthood and investigate similarities and differences between them in four case-study societies in Southeast Asia: Indonesia (Jakarta), Philippines (Manila), Vietnam (Hanoi) and Singapore. For the project a selected number (four per country) of young people from each country is extensively interviewed. These interviews will be made available, with English subtitles, via social media and specific platforms on the internet (Vimeo, YouTube). Sharing Asian Futures is a pilot project and should be the start of a longitudinal project in which new cohorts of young people are interviewed each five or seven years. The Sharing Asian Futures project is a cooperation between KITLV and Leiden University (Institute for History).

The first series of interviews with young people aged 18 to 20 years were conducted in November and December 2014 with the help of young researchers. In Jakarta the interviews were conducted by Hestu Prahara, in Manila by Bianca Velicaria, in Hanoi by Pham Thuy and in Singapore by Humairah Binte Zainal. In 2015 the interviews were transcribed by the interviewers and they also translated the transcriptions. In the beginning of 2016 Suzanne Naafs (independent researcher and visiting fellow) started to analyze the interviews. She will also edit some first clips to be distributed .via social media and the internet. The next stage of the project will be to design a follow up in cooperation with universities and research institutes in Southeast Asia.

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PROJECTS

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Related Reseachers

Fridus Steijlen (coordinator, KITLV)
Henk Schulte Nordholt (KITLV)
Peter Meel (Leiden University)
Suzanne Naafs (Independent researcher)

Related Publications

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