• Playing under the Fly Over: A Collaborative Creative Community in Bandung

    Author(s):
    Sean Martin-Iverson, Frans Prasetyo (see profile)
    Date:
    2015
    Group(s):
    Cultural Studies, Place Studies, Urban Studies, Visual Anthropology
    Subject(s):
    Cities, Indonesian/Malay culture, Urban geography, Urbanism/urban planning, Urban sociology
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    art, community, creative geographies, urbanism
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M69F72
    Abstract:
    The Pasupati flyover (Pasteur-Surapati) connecting Bandung to Jakarta has become a new symbol for the city. Recent policy has made the space located under the bridge, transformed from ‘dead space’ into a socially-significant urban space for marginal people governed by many stakeholders and consequently a contestation of multiple and conflicting interests including the governmental and corporate interests. The community interests are only one amongst many who invested in this space. This paper draws on a participatory research method to explore the lived experiences and creative activities held under the bridge, with a particular focus on the urban activism of Komunitas Taman Kota (Urban Park Community) and their collaborative work with local communities. In this paper we argue that through reclaiming the ‘flyover’ under space, community activists are asserting rights of the local community and the wider interests of the people of Bandung, against domination of state or neoliberal privatization.
    Notes:
    5th Arte Polis International Conference and Workshop – “Reflections on Creativity: Public Engagement and The Making of Place”, Arte-Polis 5, 8-9 August 2014, Bandung, Indonesia
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Journal article    
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 months ago
    License:
    All Rights Reserved

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