Universitas Indonesia Conferences, The 8th International Symposium of Journal Antropologi Indonesia

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Gampiri and Toponomy of Space: Cultural Practices of Disaster Preparedness in To Kaili Space and Building in Central Sulawesi
Muhammad Marzuki Marzuki

Last modified: 2022-05-27



Spaces and buildings in every society in general have a function to support survival. However, not a few spaces and buildings have unique functions for one ethnic group, thus this study shows that spaces and buildings for To Kaili have unique functions that are formed as a response to life experiences. Based on the results of the study, it is shown that the spatial construction and building conception have a function as a reminder in supporting preparedness in the event of a disaster. The life experiences of To Kaili's ancestors who live around areas that often experience natural disasters are the basis for the formation of cultural awareness in preparedness practices to be able to penetrate when earthquakes, liquefaction and tsunamis, floods occur. Preparedness in the form of space such as the toponym of space/place which is adapted to the character of disasters that have occurred in one location, as well as preparedness in the form of buildings through the Gampiri building, which is a small house on stilts as a place for storing food ingredients that can be accessed by a number of people who live nearby on the building. This study uses interviews, observations, and document studies.

Keywords: Disaster preparedness, space and building, to Kaili.

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