2nd Global Conference Urbanism at Borders. Borders within Border; Fragmentation, Disposition, Connections
Malaga_Spain_October 2019.

Framed through the concept of extraterritoriality, this paper explores the spatial politics of rapid tourism development in relation to the struggles over access to land, natural resources and public infrastructure. Centred on the coast town of Labuan Bajo, Indonesia, the research investigates the impacts and interrelations between Indonesian governance, tourism infrastructure and public space. Carried out through a combination of spatial mapping, structured interviews, and the review of planning policy and governance, the research contributes to the field of infrastructural geography and seeks to reveal insights into the interactions and entanglements between the spatial by products of tourism and their impacts on local communities.