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Multi-actor Collaboration in Designing Public Spaces in Segiri Market Area

KEMITRAAN, in collaboration with the Center for Climate and Urban Resilience (CeCUR) at the University of 17 August 1945 Surabaya and Queensland University of Technology, held a Design Workshop from September 24 – 27, 2023, with the theme “Climate Resilient Public Spaces in the Segiri Market Area.” This activity aimed to finalize the design of participatory public spaces by multi-actors in Samarinda City. The public space will be built in the Segiri Market area, Sidodadi Village, Samarinda Ulu District, Samarinda City.

The public space project, entitled “Embracing the Sun,” is funded by the Adaptation Fund (AF) and managed by the Center for Climate and Urban Resilience, Universitas 17 Agustus Surabaya, with support from KEMITRAAN and the Samarinda City Government as beneficiaries. The project began with participatory mapping activities with residents to profile the Segiri Market area, aiming to identify both its potential and problems. Following this, a Pre-Workshop Design activity was conducted to collect design ideas from residents and traders in the Segiri Market area. The design ideas from Samarinda city residents were then refined through Artificial Intelligence (AI) experiments in three public spaces, that is, Taman Cerdas, Taman Samarendah, and GOR Kadrie Oening Sempaja from September 16-18, 2023.

The culmination of these activities was the Final Design Workshop, which was attended by representatives of residents around the Segiri Market area, vulnerable groups, regional apparatus, and academics. Participants were asked to explore ideas and identify keywords to be used in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Program – Midjourney. The workshop was opened by the Mayor of Samarinda, Andi Harun, on September 24, 2023, at Puri Senyiur Hotel, Samarinda. Andi emphasized that supporting the improvement of public spaces is a hallmark of a city that adapts to climate change.