Site 6 Proposition_Exchange: Coalescing Infrastructures, Resources, Publics
Central Jakarta exhibits the ultimate confluence of systems—expanding road infrastructures, intense land speculation, and ever-evolving water systems. The site encompassing Menteng and the northern area of Manggarai is a node through which the local and regional systems may be understood. The Ciliwung River, flowing northward through the water basin that encompasses a central slit of Jabodetabek, reflects challenges apparent for Jakarta as well as its surrounding cities; sewage, organic and inorganic waste, and toxic chemicals contaminate the water network long before reaching the borders of Jakarta. Within the context of the Ciliwung River, West Banjir Canal, and Menggarai Lock, this research explores potential scenarios to answer the following questions: How and what may be implemented into Jakarta’s canal network as an instigator to facilitate cleaner water at the scale of the citizen, neighborhood, and mega-region? In a complex actor network where government and local players interact and communicate solely through the infrastructure, how could systemic intervention cause citizens to develop a deeper relationship with the water?
UMich: David De Cespedes, Elizabeth Nichols
HKU: Viola Zhang, Anita Jue Yan
UI: Shinta Hadianti Mecca Dina, Klara Puspa Indrawati