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Finished my second edited DRAFT to meet the deadline. In short: I’m trying to write a fictional super short story on the two distinct approaches architects + planners use to deal with kampung (slums) in Jakarta.
One is what I called Slumdog approach. From the imagination on vertical kampung that seems to catch-on as a fad lately, to Urban Think Tank’s Golden Lion victory during last year’s Venice Architecture Biennale.
Inverted Pyramid, Jakarta, by Budi Pradono Architects via.
The second one is what I called as Woles approach. Taken from a Yogyakarta Javanese slang, the term woles refers to slow—it’s more or less ‘slow’ pronounced backwards. It’s not only more time + labor consuming, but also less sexy. The Kali Code in Yogyakarta (with also maybe Elemental’s participatory social housing project) is one of its prime example of this approach.
I’ll put an update when it’s published (I don’t think it’d pass the editing phase for another week). Although it’s in Indonesian, but now there’s the ever-questionable Google Translate.
Today’s also a holiday. Moslem’s New Year, no? If I’m not mistaken. So happy new year…
Kali Code, Yogyakarta, Y. B. Mangunwijaya via