Defining the Sense of Place Components in the Food and Craft Market at the World Heritage Site


  • Astrid Kusumowidagdo Ciputra University
  • Trianggoro Wiradinata Universitas Ciputra
  • Melania Rahadiyanti Universitas Ciputra
  • Dyah Kusuma Wardhani Universitas Ciputra
  • Cicilia Larasati Rembulan Universitas Ciputra


sense of place, physical aspect, activities, shared meaning


The sense of place of Borobudur Temple stimulates visitors to attend the tourism area at the heritage site whose potential could be strengthened by promoting the local creative economy and its identity. This research provides theoretical benefits as a basis for further research and practical benefits as input for stakeholders to strengthen the identity of heritage areas. This research aims to strengthen the future sense of place by focusing on sense of place componensts namely, physical, social, personal, and shared meaning aspects; as input to local stakeholders. This research is a solution in preserving historical value of this region in both physical and social aspects in order to strengthen the place's characters as the stalwart for Borobudur area as the world heritage artifact. The discoveries will clear up the area’s function as Borobudur’s shopping excursion area in local identity context.  Data were collected through structured observation, in-depth online interviews, photos, videos, and literature studies and manual data analysis procedure. The results showed that physical attributes need improvements, such as site, build form and landmark. Moreover, social interaction, pedestrian flows, product, personal and shared meanings, comprising history, narration, and event and promotion, should be improved. Further studies should focus on how to improve architecture, modern product variations, and local music. Furthermore, the sense of place would be increased by understanding the service scape of Borobudur Food and Craft Market.


Author Biographies

Astrid Kusumowidagdo, Ciputra University

Interior Architecture Department, Faculty of Creative Industry

Trianggoro Wiradinata, Universitas Ciputra

Trianggoro is the Dean of School of Information Technology at Universitas Ciputra. In this capacity he is responsible for both the strategic direction and curriculum development as well as liaising the relationship with industries, associations, and institutions. He is currently also appointed as the Director for Apple Developer Academy at Universitas Ciputra to recruit and prepare participants to become world-class developer using iOS platform.

Melania Rahadiyanti, Universitas Ciputra

Melania Rahadiyanti is enthusiastic about building and environment performance analysis, sustainable architecture, traditional shopping street and green lifestyle. At the moment she works as a lecturer in Architecture Program Universitas Ciputra, after finishing her master degree in Atma Jaya University Yogyakarta

Dyah Kusuma Wardhani, Universitas Ciputra

Dyah Kusuma Wardhani is a lecturer in Architecture Department Universitas Ciputra. She has research focus on Productive house, traditional shopping street, architecture design and has a keen interest in settlements and environment rooted in tradition

Cicilia Larasati Rembulan, Universitas Ciputra

Cicilia Larasati Rembulan, is a lecturer of psychology department. Her researches focus on (social exchange theory, power interplay, type of exchange, form of reward, value creation , indigeneous enterprise, community based-tourism.  


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