Sketsa Karya Ari Nur Utami: Arsitektur Urban dalam Perspektif EkokritisismeJournal: Atavisme (Vol.16, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2013-12-30
Authors : Usma Nur Dian Rosyidah;
Page : 205-213
Keywords : Urban; architecture; ecocriticism;
City is a space that contains complexities for anyone being part of it. Nowadays, people are threatened by the ecologically degrading city as the result of the massive development of buildings and other city’s facilities and infrastructures. A novel portraying the issues of ecological exploitation is Ari Nur Utami’s Sketsa. Being claimed as an architectural background novel, Sketsa portrays the development of buildings in Jakarta by a property developer named PT Semesta Sentosa. By applying ecocriticism theory, one point discussed in this article is how the author imputes certain ecocritical values and assumptions in presenting the urban architecture in Sketsa. The objective of this research is to elaborate the domination of anthropocentric perspective over nature. Through the qualitative?descriptive method, it is found that the development of Jakarta as an urban space is still far from ecocritical considerations. This can be seen from ethical orientation and anthropocentric linguistic chosen for the benefits of property business in Jakarta.
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