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The square as an outdoor market space: Exploring the potentials of Dataran Merdeka

Zakariya, Khalilah and Harun, Nor Zalina (2018) The square as an outdoor market space: Exploring the potentials of Dataran Merdeka. Asian Journal of Behavioural Studies, 3 (10 (March/April)). pp. 183-192. ISSN 2398-4295

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Abstract

This exploratory paper presents 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: 4776/63290
Uncontrolled Keywords: culture; heritage; market; square; urban
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT101 Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology
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
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Dr. Khalilah Zakariya
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2018 09:48
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2018 09:48
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/63290

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