Since 2010, Arkomjogja have been in Asian Coailition for Community Action (ACCA) Program coordinated by ACHR with others 19 countries network in Asia. Through ACCA program, Arkomjogja could organize some participatory process of kampung re-organizing in Yogyakarta, Jakarta, Surabaya, Makasar, and Kendari. At 2011 CAN(Community Architects) Indonesia held the first meeting organized by Arkomjogja with support by CAN and ACHR. The first meeting of CAN Indonesia held in Yogyakarta city and there is the representative of some city in Indonesia; from Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Bali and Makassar. CAN Indonesia agreed to held the meeting for every year with goals; sharing of experiments and knowledge by collaboration working with the marginal community in Indonesia.
At 2014 held the second meeting of CAN Indonesia at Yogyakarta. There is the representative of community architects from Jakarta, Bandung, Semarang, Palembang, Yogyakarta, Solo, Surabaya, Malang, dan Makassar. The representative of IAI Indonesia, Community Architecs Senior of Indonesia, the representative of university and government of Surakarta city also come to the second meeting. The development of Community architect’s movement in Indonesia is being increased espescially at kampung re-structuring in the city. University also already take a role in community-driven approach, and the architecture curriculum in some university already have community architecture as the new curriculum. Government also started to accept the idea proposed by CAN Indonesia.
The community creation working and finding solution with community interest emerge from each cities. The needed in strengthen CAN Indonesia Networking are necessary to organized inisiative and spirit from it member.
At Februari 2017, CAN facilitate the annual meeting of CAN Indonesia at Yogyakarta and there is 17 representative of Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Solo, Jakarta, Bandung, Semarang, Pontianak and Makassar. This meeting held to consolidate the idea and community driven approach with co-creation spirit. Each city presented the idea, activity, the activity plan, and also presented the challenges.
It could be summarize that the upcoming activity is various. Each city characteristic require the creativity of community architects work. The needed to develop “co-creation” in national level networking is necessary, that’s why CAN Indonesia as a community architect’s movement platform need a support to develop the movement. CAN Indonesia have to promote the different working methods and approach to create social change in community level. Good relationships with universities and local / central governments need to be encouraged in order to make a real contribution. Capacity building of community architects working with the community is necessary community creation working learning process and to strengthen CAN Indonesia network.
Community Activity facilitated by Arkomjogja could be divided into
- Slum and Squatter Community Upgrading
- Post-Disaster Community Upgrading
- Heritage Conservation with Community
- Rural Areal Community Upgrading
- Social Enterprise Fund Making
- Arkom Institute
The aim of the program held in some city of ArkomJogja are:
a. To increase the capacity building of ArkomJogja member in order to promote community driven approach.
b. To implement participatory and comprehensive slum upgrading model.