Spatial negotiation: Understanding the inside and outside of temporary space

O. A. Lucas, E. Nuraeny

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The meaning of interior space has expanded beyond the architectural borders. Once existing within the domestic boundaries, interior space can now be experienced in the urban context through temporary space as it repurposes unused land. A common phenomenon of temporary space within the urban context is a street vendor selling foods. In this era, some street vendors' presence correlates with the internet and social media to elevate their products. This action makes human's activity more effective and efficient. However, how about the realization in the urban context? In this case, we will focus on one kind of street vendors in Indonesia. Angkringan Mbah Ino in Depok, West Java, is an example of a temporary space that exists and operates in the city. The presence of the angkringan creates a new interior space that is adaptable and changeable, adjusting to its site, activities, and time. This paper will explore spatial negotiation between inside and outside that occurs in food vendors. An adjustment will be negotiated with the environment and the people around it. The analysis started with field observation and an in-depth interview with the seller and then was continued to map the ever-changing spatial programming of angkringan to the sidewalk. By observing and comparing government's regulations on street vendors, this paper investigates how affordances work to support the socio-economic needs and transform the intended use of public space. This paper serves as a trigger for a new law beneficial to street vendors and pedestrians in the future, especially for Depok City.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012042
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 27 Feb 2021
Event3rd International Conference on Smart City Innovation, ICSCI 2020 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 5 Aug 20206 Aug 2020


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