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Mapping the public art placemaking process: a case study of Laman Seni, Shah Alam, Malaysia

Azhari, Syamim and Zakariya, Khalilah (2015) Mapping the public art placemaking process: a case study of Laman Seni, Shah Alam, Malaysia. In: 4th International Conference of Applied and Creative Arts 2015, 22nd–23rd October 2015, Kuching, Sarawak.

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Abstract

The development of a public market in city planning is pivotal in supporting the growth of the local economy. Markets become assets to the city not only as a platform for informal vendors to conduct businesses but also as a place where the culture of the locals evolves daily. This paper examines Pasar Payang in Terengganu, Malaysia as one of the well-known markets among locals and tourists. The market is located in the city centre, and it will soon go through a redevelopment process. The aim of this paper is to examine the tangible and intangible qualities of the markets that can guide its sustainability in the future. The methods adopted for this study comprises of conducting survey questionnaire among 497 visitors and semi-structured interviews among 19 market vendors. The analysis reveals that the cultural vitality of the market is contributed by its local products and local culture. These two components are dependent on the market vendors, as they are the local people who sell goods at the markets, based on the available local resources and local demands. These findings can contribute to the repositioning of the market as a cultural attraction in sustaining its operation alongside other urban developments.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Papers)
Additional Information: 4776/46122 (ISBN: 9789675418532)
Uncontrolled Keywords: back lane, place making, public art, public space
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT101 Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA9000 Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA9000 Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying > NA9053.R4 City planning
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: 13 Jun 2016 12:21
Last Modified: 03 May 2017 15:35
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/46122

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