REALISM & IMAGINATION
Developing countries are not without faws.Many cities in the developing countriesstruggles with urban poverty, inadequatehousing, high unemployment, poortransportation, inadequate provision o health care, lack o services, and decreasingenvironmental quality. Jakarta is no exception.Over densication induced by the 8 millionand growing population living in the CentralJakarta, has led to shortage o spaces or living,especially or the poor and rural migrants.Scarcity o living spaces results in squatting,and clashes occurs between the desires o itsrulers to create a model city to display to theworld, and the desires o the poor o Indonesiato seek opportunities within it.Jakarta, a segregated city, where the rich livein exclusive residential communities while thepoor reside in unplanned urban villages orslums. They are the privileged group in societyand the underprivileged poor struggling ortheir own destiny. This duality maniest inspace – ‘center and periphery’ – without anynecessarily related activities.The site or the proposed urban interventionis on the coastal edge o Sunda Kelapa, usedamously or its traditional schooner harbourover the centuries.