Laundry Lives takes us into the usually invisible everyday worlds of five middle class Indonesians: Lia, Dyna, Ning, Adi and Nur. As Indonesia’s economy and market grow, there are hidden implications for the domestic lives of the country’s rapidly expanding professional middle classes and for environmental sustainability. Laundry Lives captures this moment of change, showing the shifting gender relations, new technologies, and environmental concerns that need to be accounted for in the design of sustainable futures.
Nadia Astari is a freelance documentary filmmaker based in Australia and Indonesia. Her films have won awards in Melbourne’s Indonesian Film Festival and the 15/15 Film Festival.
Sarah Pink is RMIT Distinguished Professor, and Director of the Digital Ethnography Research Centre at RMIT University, Australia.