In this session of /ba·ca/ with New Naratif, we explored environmental migration in Kalimantan with New Naratif’s very own researcher, Lengga Pradipta, and researcher and activist, Pangeran Nasution.

Mass migration and environmental factors are deeply intertwined, but where migration once drove environmental changes in Indonesia, the reverse is happening today. Using Lengga’s research article, Kalimantan’s Warning: The Intertwined Dynamics of Environmental Degradation and Internal Migration, we discussed how this phenomenon is linked to historical factors stretching back to colonial extractive practices and how it is echoed as the new capital of Indonesia takes shape in the province of Kalimantan.

Kalimantan at the cross-road: Deforestation and Migration

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Marsha Batubara

Marsha is passionate about digital media and social interactions that emerge within its scope. Currently pursuing her Master’s degree in New Media and Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam, she hopes to gain a better understanding of the ever-expanding terrain of digital interactions. During her free time, she likes to explore new series and movies.