Rethinking Coworking Space Design as a Self-Supporting and COVID-19 Resilient Community Center in Indonesia
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
The growing popularity of coworking space has been embraced by creative sector actors and the younger generation in urban environments as a place to work and collaborate in the contemporary creative economy current. This perception at the same time limits, that the coworking space typology only applies to the creative millennials of the middleclass segment, therefore eliminates the application of coworking space for socio-cultural and community activities by localtraditional actors. This paper
... escribes the design process in which a neighborhood park called Kampung Hejo SAE was designed as a collaborative space for community creativity and productivity which is essentially a coworking space. Driven by Wallagri, a non-governmental organization engaged in nature and cultural preservation, with a vast spectrum of programs, Kampung Hejo SAE reflects an independent and resilient local household-scale socio-economic ecosystem with its intricately interlaced activities. As a community node, the design process method of Kampung Hejo SAE resulted in the facility programming that accommodates various activities such as urban farming, organic waste composting, inorganic waste recycling, rainwater harvesting, and public open spaces. Zoning and time-based use flexibility are the main tools in the production of these shared spaces. The result of this design process is the creation of a neighborhood unit collaborative place that served as a community center and strongly portrays the local cultural identity of Ujungberung residents. Then the socio-economic ecosystem in Kampung Hejo SAE is utilized to create a selfsustained and resilient neighborhood that could help COVID-19 pandemic impacts.