We are a writers collective that builds community and mentorship with refugee and migrant background writers. Our collective was founded by Kieren Kresevic Salazar in 2019 to train new writers who are refugees in Indonesia towards professional publication and forge relationships between writers across islands.
the archipelago online magazine is a home for new literature and art that explores migration, identity and decolonisation. Our content will always be free, and is funded by you, our readers through memberships. We are a registered non-profit organisation in Australia, Create Archipelago Ltd, whose vision is to amplify the creative work of Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC) creators and build an engaged readership that expands community conversations.
the archipelago is created between West Java and the stolen lands belonging to the Durramurragal people of the Eora nation. We pay our respect to their Elders, past, present and future, and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded and colonial violence continues here today.