Dicky Pelupessy

Dicky Pelupessy is a PhD candidate at Victoria University's College of Arts and a graduate researcher at its Community, Identity, and Displacement Research Network (CIDRN). His doctoral research focuses on relocated communities. He is also a social psychology lecturer at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Indonesia.

Thousands of residents were evicted from North Jakarta coastal region of Pasar Ikan last month, the latest community to be relocated under Jakarta Governor Ahok. While many Jakarta residents have praised Ahok for his efforts to transform the capital, Dicky Pelupessy writes that we should be mindful of the disruptive experience of displacement for evictees.