Mural art as a media on making urban kampung's public space

Dalhar Susanto, Widyarko Widyarko, Ajeng Nadia Ilmiani

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The lack of public space is one of the main problems in the big cities in Indonesia. Urban kampungas part of the city is also no exception. Rapid growth on population sparks uncontrollable physical development that Erode open space inside urbankampung. Sometimes, what is left is just neglected space which dont "live and far from the definition of public space. Mural art has been existed since the beginning of human civilization. Now, it has evolved into one of the popular urban art. The previous research has proven that the process of urban art making through participatory approach could trigger community interaction in a space. Interaction itself is a main factor that may trigger the establishmentof a public space. With the same method, this research attempts to build mural in a neglected space inside urbankampung named Palsigunung. After all of the process done, the space still havent changed from the previous condition, which is still a neglected space. Together with facilitator, kampungs residents need to be involved identifying the problem and also the solution to the lack of public space in their kampung. Particularly for urban kampungPalsigunung, the needed solution might not be mural.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012019
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2018
EventInternational Conference on Sustainability in Architectural Design and Urbanism 2017, ICSADU 2017 - Semarang, Indonesia
Duration: 9 Aug 201710 Aug 2017


  • Mural art
  • Participatory
  • Public space
  • Urban kampung


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