Javanese cosmology as the source of sustainability: Analyzing the harmony of spatial organization in Javanese Joglo house and shadow puppet performance

Kania Dwi Wigati, Yulia Nurliani Lukito

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Abstract

Javanese people have their own views in understanding the universe that forms their identity, called Javanese cosmology. Values in Javanese cosmological views are expressed in every aspect of their lives. Through the spatial organization, the harmony of these values can be seen in Javanese traditional houses and ceremonies performed therein. The ceremonies are related to Javanese people life cycle; from birth, wedding, life attainment, to funeral. Almost every ceremony that performed is accompanied by shadow puppet performances as a symbol of Javanese life, so that the relationship between its spatial organization and Javanese traditional houses cannot be separated. This study reveals knowledge of shadow puppet performance spatial organization and its connection Javanese cosmology applied in Javanese traditional houses. So that from it connection can be seen the sustainability of Javanese traditional houses in terms of accommodating their natural and socio-culture, by their cosmology as the source. This research was conducted by using qualitative and synthesis analysis from theories, also direct observation to Javanese society Yogyakarta to obtain valid data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th International Tropical Renewable Energy Conference, i-TREC 2020
EditorsRidho Irwansyah, Muhammad Arif Budiyanto
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735441286
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sep 2021
Event5th International Tropical Renewable Energy Conference, i-TREC 2020 - Depok, Indonesia
Duration: 29 Oct 202030 Oct 2020

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2376
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference5th International Tropical Renewable Energy Conference, i-TREC 2020
Country/TerritoryIndonesia
CityDepok
Period29/10/2030/10/20

Keywords

  • Cosmology
  • Javanese Traditional House
  • Shadow Puppet
  • Spatial Organization

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