A Typography Study of Negotiation and Identity at Dolly
- 10.2991/reka-18.2018.35How to use a DOI?
- typography, identity, negotiation, resistance, Dolly, Surabaya, signage
The Dolly area was widely known as a famous prostitution area in Surabaya, which was supposedly the largest in Southeast Asia. After going through a number of upheavals and rejection, finally this prostitution area was closed in 2014 by the government and returned as a residential area. Most societies supported the decision, but not a few rejected it. Until 2018 the upheaval is still going on. From the remaining signage, it is known that the prostitution took place amidst dense population. This research aims to investigate the typographical benefits and roles for the communities in this region. In-depth observations and interviews confirm the important role of typography for the citizens in this place. It functions as identities and is also a meaningful resistance model and even negotiation—an unresolved turmoil. Simple appearance of the signage reveals a model of citizen interaction when dealing with problems. The role of the signage is directly related to the issue of their identity and existence. The most important thing in this research is to record a visual culture practices as part of urban culture phenomenon in Surabaya.
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TY - CONF AU - Maria Nala Damajanti AU - Elisabeth Christine Yuwono PY - 2018/11 DA - 2018/11 TI - A Typography Study of Negotiation and Identity at Dolly BT - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Creative Media, Design and Technology (REKA 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 160 EP - 163 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/reka-18.2018.35 DO - 10.2991/reka-18.2018.35 ID - Damajanti2018/11 ER -