Subadra Abioso, Wanita and Hanan, Himasari (2014) PUBLIC USE IN TRADITIONAL COMMON SPACE OF TENGANAN PEGERINGSINGAN. In: The Fifth Arte-Polis International Conference and Workshop. (Unpublished)

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The village of Tenganan Pegeringsingan has been widely known for the uniqueness of its community life and ritual traditions throughout the year. The ritual dance of Mekare kare (warrior dance) has attracted many tourists to come over to the village and to experience the well preserved tradition of harmonious living. The village has a remarkable large open space which is being surrounded by row of walled houses in a linear way. In contrast to the houses, which can only be accessed via a small gate, the open space stands by itself as an appealing place where people are welcomed to move around and undertake public affairs. Interestingly, this common space has a philosophical meaning of the sacred place for the indigenous people of Tenganan. This paper would like to reveal how a multi-used open space is perceived by inhabitants and visitors, and in what sense a scared space can be used as a public space as well. Ritual performances are the key issue in Tenganan village, and all activities (formal and informal, ritual and non-ritual, public and private) are defined respecting the local custom of practising rituals. Kerama desa as guard of the community life play a significant role in devising the spatial layout of physical environment of the village. They stand as a reference for all ritual activities and social standing of the inhabitants. Nevertheless, they are unable to withstand recent development of tourism industry in Bali. The people of Tenganan in this case, exhibit an exemplary model of sustaining traditional living environment in its confrontation to modern development.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Makalah
Divisions: Universitas Komputer Indonesia
Depositing User: Yudha Taufik Nugraha
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2023 03:30
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2023 03:30

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