Based in Yogyakarta, Andreas SIAGIAN is an artist with a background in civil engineering. His interest in interdisciplinary practice began when he was in college, where he studied programming languages to create a software for highway geometric design calculation and planning. His activity includes installations, workshops and festivals with a focus on the creative community, alternative education, DIY/DIWO culture, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Lifepatch is a citizen initiative formed in 2012 with a group of experts in other fields. It aspires to develop local resources and skills through technology and education. In 2014, Lifepatch won the Digital Communities prix at Ars Electronica.