Jakarta

Jakarta

Micro Practice and Macro Perspective for Building Resilience of Urban Kampung


Since 2011, based on the view of architecture as a tool to empower the community, Kampung Cikini has become a living laboratory for Universitas Indonesia, Chiba University, and Tokyo University. Moving beyond conventional city planning, a combination of top-down and bottom-up approaches were employed in approaching the kampung as “solution and learning material.” Six years of Cikini Project experience provided solutions to problems in all their complexity and possibilities. The commonness of this space, seemingly chaotic but in fact sustaining an underlying order, is formed through the practices and spatial use of the people. The installation shows how the residents of Kampung Cikini negotiate a densely populated kampung area in their everyday activity. These activities are an integral part of this project on the common places of assembly and collective action. The exhibition presents the design of Kampung Cikini as a platform for alternative ways of designing the commons.