The Dynamic of Cultural Expression of Ethnicity on Palembang’s Riverside Urban Structure

Anwar, Widya Fransiska Febriati and Said, Ismail and Ossen, Dilshan Remaz and Rasidi, Mohd. Hisyam (2011) The Dynamic of Cultural Expression of Ethnicity on Palembang’s Riverside Urban Structure. In: The 3rd International Graduate Student Conference on Indonesia (IGSCI), 8-9 November 2011, Gadjah Mada University.

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    This study investigates the expression of ethnic cultural activities on Palembang’s riverside urban structure from 1700s to 2000s. Its objectives are: (1) to understand the cultures of Chinese, Arabian and Native Malay-Palembang in perspective of their daily activities; (2) to investigate how their living environments accommodate the activities; and (3) to differentiate the physical spatial order of riverside settlement between the three ethnics. This study answers a research question of how those cultures are reflected in the Palembang urban structure. From literature review, the study explores the history and culture of the three ethnics. The figure ground analysis and field observation are conducted to examine the urban structure of the ethnics’ settlements. The interview strengthens the analysis to obtain the cultural expression of each ethnic in their living environments. It is found that each ethnic expressed their social culture on their living environment and reflected it in form of building and spatial order, the use of open space, and accessibility to the Musi River and towards the land. The dynamics that influenced the expressions are social culture values and change in transportation network

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: cultural expression, urban structure, riverside settlement
    Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
    Divisions: Faculty of Engineering > Department of Architecture Engineering
    Depositing User: PhD Widya Fransiska Febriati Anwar
    Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2014 11:04
    Last Modified: 04 Apr 2014 11:04

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