Tuesday, August 12, 2008

TOBUCIL Creativity and Literacy Club

Tobucil 2

Text and picture by Eki Qushay Akhwan

I came across this curious piece of paper-folding craft entitled "Lafafa Space" at the TOBUCIL tent at BANDUNG KICKFEST 2008, an event which was held as part of the HELAR Fest (Bandung's annual event for creative industry communities).

Tobucil which stands for Toko Buku Kecil (Small Book Store) is not an ordinary book store. It is not just a place that sells books but also a literacy and creativity club. According to its blog (in Indonesian language), this book store has philosophy club, reading club, writing club, and different kinds of handicraft clubs.

I've heard about this place for sometime but have not really got the chance to visit it. I think I'll have to do it soon, so that I can tell you more about it. For now, perhaps you could read this review at The Jakarta Post (Indonesia's largest English newspaper).

Tobucil 1

7 comments:

melanie said...

Oh, c'est très bien ! Je voudrais bien savoir quel est le plan, à plat, qui donne ces objets en volume !

Virginia said...

Neat shapes but we need to know more about this deal.

Murphy_jay said...

These are cute and creative! Coming from a bookchain, it's rather unique

Coca Cutie said...

Creative indeed :)

babooshka said...

What wonderful creative pieces. As for the booksote, that is more than a bookstore an excellent idea. Good to see creativity in so many areas encouraged

Rambling Woods said...

How interesting. I went to both the blog and the newspaper article. The idea of taking bits and pieces from the so-called globalization makes sure that you keep your own unique identity. You find such interesting things. It makes me wonder if I was able to go to the nearest large city, what would I be able to photograph? I should do that. You have inspired me.

Tine said...

Seems to be difficult to make this stuff. What creative. it's rather to find a bookstore like tobucil. we can enjoy to read while looking at a unique creativity at the same place..