Kaki Lima Reborn- Indonesian and Australian Students Take on A National Icon

Innovating design never stops, but is that applicable to all aspects of society? These group of young Architecture students Fauzan Alfi A, Stephanie Cheung, Laras Winarso and Matthew Hunter seem to think so.

After spending valuable time during an exchange program at the Bandung Institute of Technology these Indonesian and Australian students have designed what may be, the kaki lima of the future! Check it out!


Walk down almost any street in Indonesia and you are bound to find street vendors, selling everything from fried tofu to a fresh new haircut.

Known as "kaki lima", or five legs, food vendors are a vital part of the Indonesian economy, feeding the city's workers, and even becoming a point of pride.- Sydney Morning Herald

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Dr Muslimin and his counterpart at the Bandung Institute of Technology, Professor Aswin Indraprahasta, came up with an exchange program where architecture students would spend a week in Sydney designing shelters for street vendors, and another week in Bandung building and testing them.

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The designs could fold up or incorporate street lamps or poles.

"The vendors felt touched. The government doesn't like them, doesn't think they look nice, and so for the Aussies to come and to try and make it a better place, they really appreciated that," says Arum Larasati, a student at the Bandung Institute of Technology.

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The project aligns neatly with Bandung's "Creative City" concept, promoted by Mayor Ridwan Kamil, which harnesses Bandung's creative community to make the city more vibrant and liveable. - Sydney Morning Herald

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