Datus and Nusas Workshop Pre-reads

Next week, around 30 people from the extended Summer of Protocols community – SoP researchers from 2023 and 2024, a variety of participants from the Southeast Asia region, and researchers from Singapore’s Center for Strategic Futures, will gather in Singapore for the 2-day Datus and Nusas workshop, which aims to discover and begin codifying the unique principles and practices of cooperation and multilateral governance that characterize the Nusantara region. We’ll be posting glimpses here on the forum, starting with the pre-readings for the workshop attendees that you too are invited to read and discuss.

  1. Maritime Southeast Asia by Jennifer Gaynor – an introduction and primer on the region.
  2. The Unreasonable Sufficiency of Protocols by Venkatesh Rao et al. – an introduction to thinking with protocols.
  3. Dispatches from Cascadia by Rithikha Rajamohan SoP2023 researcher – an example of “protocol futurism” that combines world-building and futures thinking to create imaginaries of regional futures combining regional historical knowledge with protocol-based mental models.

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