Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

The Production of Space by the Street Vending System

Street vending draws its substance from the space, the street, and the economic exchange lies on the simultaneous presence of two actors: the customer and the vendor. Thus, it seems logical that public authorities have decided to tackle the problem with a spatial angle. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has accused street vending of using public space for its own profit. It aims at creating the idea that citizens must “take back” their space from the vendors. This tie between space and street vending is at the very centre of the research work. Questioning the form, conditions, constraints and impacts of this relation aims at understanding the phenomenon of street vending through space.

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