We met Sinta Ridwan in a Zoom meeting, between Paris and Jakarta. Sinta Ridwan is an Indonesian philologist and archaeologist who works for the recognition of the Hindu and Buddhist historical heritage in Indonesia and for the opening of her disciplines to new horizons. While working on her Ph.D., she participates in a multitude of projects, from a documentary series to a fashion line and gaming. Education and female empowerment are at the heart of her practice. Ridwan represents, in a way, a new generation of researchers leaning into creating innovative ways to share culture and heritage.