|Kristanti Dewi Paramita||Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia, Kampus UI Depok, Depok 16424, Indonesia|
|Afifah Karimah||Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia, Kampus UI Depok, Depok 16424, Indonesia|
|Yandi Andri Yatmo||Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia, Kampus UI Depok, Depok 16424, Indonesia|
paper explores the strategies and spatiality of neighborhood food coproduction
during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia. The COVID-19
pandemic has created global food instability, requiring collective strategies
to source and transform food for people in need. This paper is particularly
interested in the neighborhood-driven coproduction of food for the rising rate
of home-isolated COVID-19 patients, which generates new spatial programming and
interconnections between dwellings, the neighborhood, and the city. This paper
examines these issues using Twitter data, harnessing 141,208 tweets related to
COVID-19 and neighborhoods in Indonesia. These tweets are then further filtered
to provide 128 food-related tweets, which are then analyzed using categorical
and networked revelation analysis. The analysis demonstrates strategies of food
coproduction, including sourcing food ingredients, managing daily food
transformation, and creating centralized structures. The spatiality of food
coproduction highlights neighborhood accessibility, food placement structures,
and dwelling configurations. The food coproduction strategies exist as a
dynamic and responsive approach toward the fluctuating conditions of
neighborhood dwellers, shaping the spatiality of the neighborhood and
heightening the residents’ resilience.
Coproduction; COVID-19; Food; Neighborhood; Twitter
This article explores the strategies and spatiality of food coproduction in the event of a rising rate of home-isolated COVID-19 patients. Addressing such a condition draws attention to various food processes other than food gardening. Exploring these processes potentially allows a richer understanding of the different fragments of a city’s livelihood. This article consider urban and architectural theories that discuss food, coproduction, and the relevance of coproduction as a neighborhood response during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study utilizes Twitter data harnessed during the surge of the second wave of COVID-19 in Indonesia, which took place between June and July 2021. During this period of enforced limitations on movement, such data provide insights into individual neighborhood experiences in response to the pandemic (Booth et al., 2018). Twitter narratives are explored to highlight important patterns in food coproduction strategies and spatiality, demonstrating the importance of food coproduction during COVID-19 and its implications for the discourse on coproduction in the built environment.
This article explores neighborhood food coproduction strategies and spatiality in response to the varied conditions of home-isolating patients in neighborhoods in Indonesia. The Twitter study visualized in Figures 2 and 4 highlights the organization of different food process strategies happening in the neighborhood in light of the patients’ differing conditions and the availability of resources. The study concludes by addressing how these strategies inform new spatial programming between the dwelling, neighborhood, and the city.
The spatial programming of these food coproduction strategies enables a particular flow of food and people through the organization of neighborhood accessibility, food placement structures, and dwelling configuration and orientation. Neighborhood accessibility enables the frequency and variety of food sourcing possibilities. Food placement structures become an important intersection between public and private areas, influencing the direction of food flow, as well as the frequency of the food provider. The food coproduction process also provides an important opportunity to observe the patient’s condition. The orientation of the dwelling and the visibility of the surfaces create opportunities for interaction and observation during food delivery, ensuring regular updates on the patient’s health condition.
Neighborhood food coproduction demonstrates dynamic possibilities for managing the community’s food needs based on the precarious conditions of the patients. It shows that the flows and processes of food are shaped by the complex spatial interrelation between the dwelling, neighborhood, and wider city context, which continuously changes during the pandemic. Further exploration of the Twitter narratives may uncover further social and spatial processes happening in society during the pandemic.
research on which this article is based is supported by Penelitian Dasar 2021,
a research grant provided by the Directorate General of Research and
Development at The Ministry of Research and Technology/National Research and
Innovation Agency, Republic Indonesia, under the Grant Number
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