Role of Traditional Market as a Main Component of Javanese Cultural City Space Study Case: The City of Surakarta


Traditional market does not only function as a mere trading place; moreover, it functions as a place for life conception and socio-cultural interaction. In the scope of traditional Javanese city, traditional market is a part of basic component of typical city and an ever-existing part of the spatial arrangement pattern of cities in Java, e.g., Surakarta. This study was conducted in Surakarta, which is aimed at investigating the role of traditional market as a main component of traditional Javanese city space. This study is an deductive qualitative research employing several methods of analysis, i.e., Spatial Analysis to find out the interrelationship between traditional market with the component of traditional Javanese city space, and Interactive Model of Analysis. The results of this study suggest that the role of traditional market, physically, is the city space component namely “Catur Gatra Tunggal”, and being a part of city space component which upholds the concept of Javanese cosmology where traditional market is placed in “Negaragung” zone. Not to mention, in traditional market networking, the location is determined based on “Mancapat Mancalima” which brings influence on the operational system of traditional market in traditional cities of Java.

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Istijabatul Aliyah, Sebelas Maret University, Indonesia
Bambang Setioko, Diponegoro University, Indonesia

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Conference: ACSEE2015
Stream: Cultural Sustainability: Protecting

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