Surface composition towards space pattern of street vendors in urban context

A. U. Khair, A. H. Fuad

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This study aims to reveal the role and shift in the use of interior elements in shaping urban spaces by looking at the patterns of the street vendors ' spaces. The street vendor is an actor that brings diversity and color to the face of urban spaces in Indonesia's cities. The research is conducted by observing street vendors in Jalan Sultan Alauddin in Makassar. This paper uses qualitative methods, collecting data through direct observation, literature study, and the case study method to analyze the data. To investigate the role of the interior elements, we utilize the visual merchandising approach, commonly used in interior design. According to this approach, certain rules are applied to the arrangement of street vendors' merchandise in urban space. Examining the compositions that are formed from the vertical and horizontal surfaces in the street vendors' trading space unravels the relationship of urban space as the background for the street vendors' trading space. This paper reveals the role of street vendors in forming urban space through its spatial mechanisms of layout, composition, and interior elements.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012038
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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