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Indonesia as a country with a high level of diversity has also a high potential for conflict. This condition makes Indonesia must have a solution in case of conflict. This research was conducted to find solutions to conflicts, namely by utilizing the public space, especially in cases of conflict that occurred in Poso. Some previous research shows that the public space can be used to generate peace and conflict resolution. The public space, in general, can be understood as an arena for people involved in daily life, which not only includes places for public activity but also involves the articulation of various interests. A public space is a meeting place for many individuals, including conflicting groups. This research was conducted using a qualitative approach and using the case study method. Data obtained through interviews and observations. The results showed that in the Poso conflict there was a public space that was used as a medium of reconciliation, namely the Cross Community Youth Gathering Event; Kampung Damai Village; Market; and school. Natural public spaces, such as markets and schools are used as bridges, intermediaries for conflicting groups to meet and initiate dialogue and discourse to establish peace. The public space can also be created to be a medium of reconciliation, as in the case of the Poso conflict is the created public space in the form of the Cross Community Youth Meeting and Kampung Damai Camp.


Public space, conflict, medium of reconciliation.

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AZEHARIE, S., & SARI, W. P. (2020). POSO CONFLICT AND PUBLIC SPACE AS A RECONCILIATION MEDIUM. Journal of Global Research in Education and Social Science, 14(3), 11-15. Retrieved from https://ikprress.org/index.php/JOGRESS/article/view/5717
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