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In/formal Marketplaces

Experiments with Urban Reconfiguration

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> Groundbreaking insights into formal-informal linkages in urban transformation
> Cutting-edge visual analyses of twelve extraordinary marketplaces
> A unique collection of compelling case studies from around the globe

From nomadic labour to online services and from street food kitchens to pop-up shops, informality is on the rise as never before. Its transformative power can be seen in the new ways we produce, consume and live, with commerce playing a crucial role in these changes. The resulting tension between the formal and the informal is nowhere more evident than in the struggles over contested marketplaces.

This book provides a deeper understanding of the formal-informal linkages that have given shape to some of the world’s largest and most unique open-air marketplaces. Its rich and engaging visual analyses of markets in cities such as Bangkok, Buenos Aires, Dubai and New York reveal the hidden connections between informal trade, neoliberal governance and urban development.

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ISBN 978-94-6208-809-2 | October 2023 | available | redacteuren / editors: Peter Mortenbock, Helge Mooshammer | auteurs / authors: Peter Mortenbock, Helge Mooshammer, Allan Cain, Paul Chu, Vineet Diwadkar, Samar Halloum, Carmen Hines, Lovro Koncar-Gamulin, m7red, Anton Nikolotov, Vyjayanthi Rao, Trude Renwick, Simpreet Singh, Melisa Vargas | design: Koehorst in 't Veld | English | paperback | 17 x 24 cm | 432 pages | illustrated (360 full color)


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