Colonial Surfer - STNC is a project about the contemporary globalized world and power structures within the surf industry and its realm. Surfing is not just a sport but also culture, producer and distributor. In current discussions you hear about the post-colonial but the situation today is better described as neo-colonial. Surfers do travel a lot and sometimes to places unknown to other tourists. The way surfers behave and represent themselves in the adventures search of perfect waves has a lot in common with ancient colonizers and their roles. To surf maintain and conserve already existing structures. History.

Editor: Kristoffer Svenberg

Monday, September 17, 2018

I < 3 Arak Bali

Bali has not got more expensive for tourists. Bali has got more segregated. Places are getting gentrified and taken over by smoothie bowls (yoga, golf, surfing). And expensive global spirits are replacing the local Arak. The fort-like resorts and gated communities are popping up here and there. The Balinese are still poor. Estimated 85% of the tourism economy in Bali is non-Balinese owned. The parties on cheap Arak were open for everyone (with a few bars and clubs as an exception). The new standard of clubs in Bali with luxury spirits and expensive beer are without the locals and only for the most privileged and rich.

This picture is photographed on the Tolak Reklamasi demonstration in Denpasar 25 August 2018.
    

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