Jakarta, A City at Night
Speakers: Jérôme Tadié and Teguh Dartanto
Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 07:00 PM
Serambi Salihara | Open to the public
Of the 11 million people occupying Jakarta during daytime, only 8 million are left by nightfall. Every evening, hundreds of thousands and even millions of people move away from Jakarta to return to their homes in one of Jakarta’s many satellite cities. However, Jakarta’s economic life never stops. It continues into the night but with a different character. The souls working throughout the night help turn Jakarta’s economic wheel with equal gusto as their day walking counterparts.
Nighttime entertainment spots do not have a singular claim on Jakarta’s nighttime economic activities. Other sectors include terminals, seaports, and traditional markets. Not just legal businesses, the “darker” side partakes in this nighttime activity also.
This discussion introduces Jérôme Tadié and Teguh Dartanto. Jérôme Tadié is a French sociologist who wrote Les territoires de la violence à Jakarta (Indonesian version: Wilayah Kekerasan di Jakarta, Masup Jakarta, 2009). His current research is on Jakarta’s nightlife. Teguh Dartanto is lecturer and researcher at Department of Economics, University of Indonesia, Depok.
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