Dr. Arnis from DAFT Undip in collaboration with Prof. Yandi and Prof. Paramita from Universitas Indonesia performed research on urban kitchen operations at Semarang. This investigation of the urban kitchen system in Kampung Bustaman, Semarang, Indonesia, where cooking operations are part of everyday life that is carried out collectively. It shows that the kampung’s everyday operations generate the system of an urban kitchen, where domestic activities shift from the household to become integrated into society, challenging the dualities between domestic and urban space.
This research has been published on the Journal of Architecture and Urbanism at 10.3846/jau.2023.17723 on 17th August 2023 and introduced the idea of the urban kitchen as a form of urban system that is transformative, dynamic, and flexible that is driven by collective domestic operations.