Last week, MovingCities went on a four-day field trip to Yogyakarta. Reason so was to visit a new artist studio/house by Andra Matin, meet up with architect/artist Eko Prawoto [see our 2008 coverage on his work] and get to know the city and its surrounding. Once again we are flying over Java [check also Jakarta to Surabaya and Jakarta to Bali]. We were on-the-move, doing some aerophotography. Pictures from the world’s most populous island.
The flight time between Jakarta and Yogyakarta is about an hour. From the window seat a landscape of volcano’s, large and small cities, paddy fields, rural roads and the occasional highway slide by. Once halfway the journey, the airplane flies in the proximity of the Southern shore of Java.
Below us [as evidenced in this series of photographs] a series of diverse forms of settlements are passing by: linear, clustered, chessboard-like and near-urban patterns of inhabitation that characterize the diversity of occupation of Java Island. According to the 2010 national census, the population of Indonesia is 237.6 million, with 135 million (58%) living on the island of Java, the world’s most populous island [source].
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Pictures by movingcities.org