Ariel William Orah

Ariel William Orah is a Berlin-based Indonesian artist and community catalysator.His practices and research focus include socially engaged art creation, social and climate injustice, as well as identity, memory, and scarcity. An MA graduate from Steinbeis University Berlin with a major in Sustainability Management, he has also completed a degree in human-centered, empathy and experience-driven design from the School of Design Thinking Potsdam/Stanford and KAOSPILOT Århus. In his artistic practice, Orah works with different kinds of mediums from sounds, installations, movement, and other performing and visual arts mediums, and is heavily influenced by his experience as an Indonesian diaspora and migrant in Germany. He co-founded the empathy-driven sound artist collective L-KW, multi disciplinary art and culinary collective Soydivision Berlin and non-profit cultural organization Diantara e.V. ( /

Ariel contributed to our event “Everyday Life in an Imperial Archipelago”, the launch of the digital exhibtion created by our digital fellows Jacinta Kaipat and Theresa Arriola.

Photo credits: Irma Fadhila