Jakarta, ID

Isidro Ramírez


Jakarta. Modest Interventions and Minor Improvisations

Jakarta is one of the biggest and fastest growing cities in the world. Its rapid growth in the last fifty years has not occurred without its problems and Jakartans have had to become accustomed to producing improvised strategies to temporarily solve the shortcomings and problems of the city that beset them every day. Not solving problems for good but merely as they arise, one at a time, until the next one raises its head. Constant small scale improvisations are required to keep Jakarta functioning: often original and ingenious. A vast number of small but vital daily interventions must also be completed to keep the city in check, though these are generally inadequate and vastly disproportionate to the objective at hand. 01020304050708111406 16