Co-Founder & Executive Director


Nino is a social scientist and activist with a huge concern in the nexus of human, environment and technology. Currently, he is working as researcher and lecturer at Universitas Brawijaya, Indonesia.

His interests are, but not limited to, social theories and research methodology, media and political anthropology, urbanism and modern culture. His academic work began with a long-term multidimensional social and cultural research into the Lapindo mudflow case in Porong, East Java (2008-2016), from which he started to engage with social, cultural and historical studies of science and technology. In this latter field, he tries to grasp the opportunity to find explanations of social and cultural impacts of technological revolution and adaptation strategies within post-colonial framework.


He has been working as freelance consultant for national and international projects. His consultancy experiences cover many areas such as media and information freedom, pre-university education, open government, civil society-government collaboration, social security, adaptation to environmental changes, tolerance and multiculturalism, and creative economy. In 2019, he is acting as panel consultant for the Body of Creative Economy (BeKraf), the Government of Indonesia.


Nino completed his bachelor in sociology at Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia and master in cultural anthropology at Leiden University, the Netherlands. He got his PhD from the Institute for Anthropology, Heidelberg University, Germany.