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Alexandra Crosby is a writer, researcher, designer, ethnographer and project manager.

She is currently employed by EngageMedia to organise capacity-building events in Indonesia and audience engagement. She is a board member of Inside Indonesia and a council member of The Association for Progressive Communications. In 2009 she received the Kirk Robson Memorial Award for Leadership in Community Cultural Development, the most prestigious award for young Australians involved in community arts. In 2005 and 2008, she was co-director of the Gang Festival with Rebecca Conroy, a creative exchange project between Indonesia and Australia. In 2008, Gang Festival published an anthology titled re:Publik, Indonesia-Australia Creative Adventures, bringing together reflections and predictions on trans-national cultural relationships over the last ten years.

In 2007, Alexandra returned from a position in Yogyakarta as a Visual Arts Officer for the Australian Youth Ambassador for Development program. In 2004, she worked on the project Beyond the Factory Walls, living on the outskirts of Jakarta and producing digital storytelling and live performance with the group Teater Buruh Indonesia. She has been the curator of two exhibitions of Indonesian art, Sisa: re-use, collaborations and cultural activism from Indonesia in 2007, and Omong Kosong in 2003. She recently completed a PhD in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Technology Sydney, researching the visual culture of activist communities in Java.

Alexandra writes cultural criticism, fiction and travel stories.
She is based in Sydney, Australia with her partner and son.

Yogyakarta (2008)