Jakarta | crinkling center

Jakarta | June 26, 2011

Wall Scraper Syndicate, tagged someone on a facade in Central Jakarta. On a recent sweltering Sunday Morning MovingCities traversed, by foot and tuktuk, the administrative and political heart of the city, acting like the imaginary City Scraper Syndicate.

When wandering around in the periphery of the landmark buildings (the National Monument (Monas), the Istiqlal Mosque, the Jakarta Cathedral, and museums) that are located in Central Jakarta, one realizes that the center of city is hardly in process of transformation or upgrade. It is here that the Jungle Jazz is in state of being jeopardized, ready to become gibberish, all over the place and part of the random forms urban organization one can find in any large city. The ongoing sprawl of Jakarta has emptied out the city.

On an Sunday morning stroll and drive it felt like no one was interested in recovering, repairing or in re-investing in the part of the city. On Sunday’s the people’s of Jakarta are in the shopping malls, not to be seen on the sidewalks nor in the streets.

Jakarta | June 26, 2011

Pictures by movingcities.org

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