some emergent markets

roving markets by Daphne Lasky
April 13, 2010, 2:21 pm
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Roving markets appear on the streets of Paris for a few hours at a time. Vendors move from neighborhood to neighborhood, recongregating in a new place every day. Studying the marchés volantes offers an opportunity to learn how component parts reorganize themselves, under diverse conditions, on a continuously changing basis. Which infrastructure elements do vendors carry with them, and what preparatory acts are necessary to transform an ordinary parking lot into a vibrant place of exchange?

Neighborhood markets are held one, two, or three days a week; what is the strength of the temporary market’s influence on an area? How often does a market need to occur in order for the market to have a noticeable impact on one’s sense of place?


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