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The people’s Dataran: celebrating historic square as a potential temporary market space

Zakariya, Khalilah and Harun, Nor Zalina (2013) The people’s Dataran: celebrating historic square as a potential temporary market space. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 85. pp. 592-601. ISSN 1877-0428

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Abstract

This exploratory paper initiates a discussion on the potentials of appropriating a temporary weekend market adjacent to a historic square as an informal activity to encourage people to engage more with Dataran Merdeka as their historic place. From employing methods of observations, mapping and interviews, the findings from this paper reveal how locating temporary market activity at Dataran Merdeka might activate this historic square as a lively social space while tapping into the existing event culture. This study suggests that the juxtaposition between the historic and the everyday can ascribe new meaning to the layers of the city’s heritage to support cultural sustainability.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4776/32284
Uncontrolled Keywords: Culture; heritage; market; square; urban
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: Dr. Khalilah Zakariya
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2013 09:30
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2016 10:13
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/32284

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