Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

If Street Food Disappears in Bangkok

Bangkok is renowned for its street food, but since 2014 the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has embarked in the removal of tens of thousands of street vendors, including a significant … Continue reading

Wednesday, 30 May 2018 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

Sunday, 17 December 2017 · Leave a comment

The informal city and rights in South East Asian Cities

David Sweeting – Using intersecting ideas between informality developed by Ananya Roy; the state of exception by Giorgio Agamben; theories on rights to the city by David Harvey and Henri … Continue reading

Friday, 3 November 2017 · Leave a comment

Bangkok: On Transformation and Urbanism

This book presents reflections and projects elaborated by staff and students within the MSc BUDD during 2010-2015 and stemming from the partnership with Community Organisations Development Institute (CODI) in Thailand, … Continue reading

Friday, 7 October 2016 · Leave a comment

Building Resilience in Cities under Stress

This report aims to highlight diverse sources of urban fragility and approaches to urban transformation, renewal, and resilience. Five authors explore the drivers of fragility in their cities and offer … Continue reading

Friday, 1 July 2016 · Leave a comment

The Urban Political Ecology of the 2011 Floods in Bangkok: The Creation of Uneven Vulnerabilities

This paper uses an urban political ecology analysis to question the discourses used by Thai government leaders regarding the causes of the 2011 floods in Bangkok and the solutions that … Continue reading

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 · Leave a comment

The Magistrate is the Muse: Law and Visual Economy in Bangkok

Noah Viernes –┬áModernization is image accumulation, points of uncertainty that add more dimensions to urban life than planning intends. This Thai street imaginary comprises the visual and auditory dimensions of … Continue reading

Saturday, 24 August 2013 · Leave a comment