Patrimonialism and Marginal Urbanism: Kampung Kota in Java, Indonesia

  • Bagoes Wiryomartono


Understanding urbanism in the Indonesian world is indispensable to include kampung kota as a populist live–work–play system. The reason is plain and simple because kampung kota does exist in most urban areas of the country that supports urbanism with labors and services; it is the indigenous phenomenon of settlement and community that provides town and city with a 24/7 live–work–play existence and experience. What is actually kampung kota and how are its potentialities possible to deal with global modernity? In dealing with the questions, this study is to investigate kampung kota as a socially constructed reality of Indonesian urbanism. The focus of the investigation is to dismantle and unfold local concepts, values, customs, and traditions that interact, collaborate, resist, and challenge modernity in shaping and sustaining Indonesian urbanity. The aim of this investigation is to explore the opportunities and constraints of kampung kota in carrying out sustainable development.


Kampung kota Jati Padang Braga Notoprajan Marginal urbanism 


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