The Production of Mingling Spaces as a Form of Children's Mobility

Dewiyanti, Dhini and Andiyan, Andiyan and Astrid Hertoety, Dianna and Widianti Natalia, Tri (2023) The Production of Mingling Spaces as a Form of Children's Mobility. Civil Engineering and Architecture, 11 (6). pp. 3389-3413. ISSN 23321091, 23321121

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The city of Bandung in Indonesia is facing challenges due to the decreasing availability and high prices of land. This has resulted in settlements that do not meet the basic housing requirements, including providing open spaces or communal areas for residents. As part of the community, children are particularly affected by spatial injustice caused by the lack of space, specifically for playing. Furthermore, children in Bandung often visit play areas in other communities. Preliminary research are indicating some interesting phenomena, including 1) the existence of spaces in settlements that are only used by children from the specific community and 2) the existence of spaces that are shared and used by children from various surrounding settlement areas. These shared spaces, where children from different areas come together to play, are called "mingling spaces". Therefore, this research aims to identify and understand the mingling spaces that emerge from children's activities during their collective play. It was conducted in three settlement areas in North Bandung with shared play spaces. Data were collected by observing the play behaviour of children aged 4-12. Spatial analysis using social constructivism methods provides an understanding of the mingling spaces between two different communities. Mingling spaces in this research are manifested as a "third space" referred to as the 'Dynamic Third Space'. Mingling space is dynamic because it is temporal, tends to disappear at any time, and can be permanent and also mobile. Mingling spaces exist due to shared goals, time, and access. These findings indicate a tendency towards spatial injustice, specifically for children, in obtaining their rights to suitable play spaces.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Jurnal Tercetak
Depositing User: Yudha Taufik Nugraha
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2023 04:44
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2024 03:19

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