The Transformation of Urban Public Space in Yogyakarta A Search for Specific Identity & Character

Sunaryo, Rony Gunawan and Soewarno, Nindyo and Ikaputra, Ikaputra and Setiawan, Bakti (2011) The Transformation of Urban Public Space in Yogyakarta A Search for Specific Identity & Character. In: International Symposium Insular Diversity:Architecture – Culture – Identity in Indonesia, May 18–21, 2011, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria. (In Press)

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    Architecture and urban space can also be observed trough different time frames or historical periods in the process of transformation. Within this transformation certain elements of permanence can be identified. Elements of permanence keep the memory an identity of places and events. In each scale level there are propelling and pathological monuments amongst the ordinary dwelling fabric, and the quality of permanence will determine the feature of transformation. The modern conception of the city asserted that urban spaces consisting of public-private spatial organization where people have equal conception of urbanity. Seeing the distinction between public-private is one way to translate and interpret social organization, political and spatial in a city. How public and private spaces the city organized in the city is a manifestation of the value system adopted by the society. Through the public space we can observe character and identity of the city. Meanwhile, the aspects of character and identity of the city became a powerful issue in an international context. Globalization idealism around the world has prompted changes in economic systems, information and a lot of things. Global economic systems for example, encourage the simplification and uniformity of the system, even commodity and identity. The city of Yogyakarta, located in the heartland of Java Island, has a unique ability to maintain a distinctive identity in its atmosphere. Yogyakarta has some predicate, as the last kingdom of Mataram, the city of revolution, education city, cultural city and tourism city. Those predicate indicates vary of potential aspects that drive the changes of the city, not only physically but its identity and character. How does the process of the city's identity and character formed? How do citizens influence on the transformation that occurs? By tracking the history of formation and observation of contemporary case studies in urban public spaces, we can found the understanding and explanation. Keywords: City Transformation, Urban Morphology, Urban Public Space, Yogyakarta, Identity, Character

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
    Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
    G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
    N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
    Divisions: Faculty of Civil Engineering and Planning > Architecture Department
    Depositing User: Rony Gunawan Sunaryo
    Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2012 10:45
    Last Modified: 13 Jul 2012 10:45
    URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/15516

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