Peter Mörtenböck & Helge Mooshammer
research and writings on art, architecture and politics


RESEARCH


OTHER MARKETS
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Mapping typologies and conditions of informality:
How informal markets intersect with global governance



NETWORKED CULTURES
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The struggle for new forms of artistic practice in an era of global deregulation



WORLD OF MATTER
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An ecological view on resource politics



SEA OF MARBLE
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Looking out to the sea: A navigational convergence on the imaginary and the realities of the sea




EXHIBITIONS

World of Matter
@ HMKV Dortmund
@ James Gallery New York
@ Ellen Gallery Montreal


Networked Cultures -
documentary


Gunners & Runners


Trading Places


Networked Cultures


Gone City


Temporary Zones


Operation Desert


You'll Never Walk Alone





INFORMAL MARKET WORLDS - Atlas
The Architecture of Economic Pressure

Peter Mörtenböck and Helge Mooshammer (eds.)
Rotterdam: nai010 publishers 2015, ISBN 978-94-6208-194-4
Graphic design by Studio Joost Grootens
www.nai010.com

SHADOW ECONOMIES ACCOUNT FOR HALF OF THE WORLD’S ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES

IN COUNTRIES SUCH AS BOLIVIA, NIGERIA, INDIA AND THE PHILIPPINES, ALMOST 80 PER CENT OF THE NON-AGRICULTURAL WORKING POPULATION WORK IN THE INFORMAL ECONOMY

A “CULTURE OF INFORMALITY” IS EMERGING–SIGNS OF A POPULAR ECONOMY FOR SOME, A “DRAG ON GROWTH” (WORLD BANK) FOR OTHERS

Informal markets arise on the fault lines inscribed by global alliances of money and power: wars and humanitarian crises, national and infrastructural borders, the worldwide trade in waste and the marginal spaces of urban transformation. They act as globalization’s safety valve while also providing livelihoods for millions of people trading in the streets of cities around the world.




This book tracks the powers, currents and actors driving informal trade. It documents the growing influence informal economies are having on human co-existence on a planetary scale. Informal markets may have turned into key urban economic frontiers, but can they also produce positive social and political change?

Bringing into focus the contested spaces at the bottom of the world economy, this atlas presents 72 case studies of informal marketplaces around the world—from Kabul’s post-conflict Bush Bazaar to Casablanca’s counterfeit markets, from street vending in Bangkok’s “red zones” to cross-border trade between Haiti and the Dominican Republic, and from the 7th Kilometre container market in Odessa to New York’s booming hipster markets.




LOOK INSIDE


Source: Idea Books



CONTENTS (selected chapters available as
PDF)

9 Introduction / Peter Mortenbock and Helge Mooshammer

24 “NOTORIOUS” MARKETS
28 Bangkok’s Red Zones / Peter Mortenbock and Helge Mooshammer
36 Yiwu: The Muslim World’s Chinese Wholesale Supermarket / Olivier Pliez
44 Underground Markets: Qipu Lu, Shanghai / Peter Mortenbock and Helge Mooshammer
50 Quiapo Market, Manila / Iris C. Gonzales
56 Dubai – Gateway to the Booming DIY Trade / Peter Mortenbock and Helge Mooshammer
62 Derb Ghallef Valley, Casablanca / Peter Mortenbock and Helge Mooshammer
68 Pacific Mall, Toronto / Nora Guan
74 El mercado de Tepito, Mexico City / Alfonso Hernandez
80 Centro Comercial Septimazo’s, Bogota / Gustavo Gomez-Mejia, Julian Suarez and Glenda Torrado
86 La Salada, Buenos Aires / m7red [Mauricio Corbalan and Pio Torroja]

92 POST-CONFLICT MARKETS
96 Bush Bazaar, Kabul / Jolyon Leslie
102 Roque Santeiro Market, Luanda / Allan Cain
108 Zamzam IDP Camp Market, Darfur / Claudia Martinez Mansell
114 “Mingey Street”, Naqoura / Steven Chodoriwsky and Farid Noufaily
120 Ergneti Market / Natalia Mirimanova
124 Arizona Market, Brčko / Peter Mortenbock and Helge Mooshammer

132 BORDER MARKETS
136 Dominican-Haitian Border Markets / Gerald F. Murray
142 Tri-Border Area: Ciudad del Este Market / Fernando Rabossi
148 Trading Places in El Paso and Juarez / Lee Rodney
154 The Mercado sobreruedas in Tijuana / Geovanni Zamudio
160 Private Public Markets, Southern California / Peter Mortenbock and Helge Mooshammer
168 Czech–Austrian Border Markets / Joachim Hackl and Klaus Molterer
174 The Russian Market in Kirkenes / Mobile Kultur Byra
180 Sadakhlo Market / Natalia Mirimanova
184 Cart-pullers at Rongkleu Market, Poipet-Aranyaprathet / Jennifer Finnegan
190 Chungking Mansions, Hong Kong / Marcel Jaggi and Jacob Jansen

198 INTERSTITIAL MARKETS
202 Hong Kong’s Dawn Markets / Peter Mortenbock and Helge Mooshammer
208 The Iranian Bazaar, Gaziantep / Emrah Yildiz
214 Kumbh Mela: Robustness and Adjustments in an Ephemeral Megacity / Rahul Mehrotra and Felipe Vera
220 Tiretti Lane: Chinese Breakfast Bazaar, Kolkata / Anisha Jogani
226 The “Feirinha da Madrugada”, Sao Paulo / Daniel Hirata
232 Sabana Grande, Caracas / Maria Beatriz Garcia and Maria Fernanda Garcia Rincon
238 Bou Mendil Market, Tunis / Adrian Doron
244 Bangladesh Bazaar, Yerevan / Oliver Ressler and Arpine Galfayan
250 Crv Pazar, Skopje / Milan Mijalkovic and Katharina Urbanek
256 Jarmark Europa, Warsaw / Joanna Warsza
262 Montreuil Flea Market, Paris / Andreas Kofler
268 Topkapi Flea Market, Istanbul / Peter Mortenbock and Helge Mooshammer
274 Rom-Hoob Market, Samut Songkhram / Soranart Sinuraibhan
280 The Superhighway Market, Dongguan / MAP Office [Gutierrez + Portefaix]

286 CONTAINER MARKETS
290 7th Kilometre Market, Odessa / Vera Skvirskaja and Caroline Humphrey
296 Four Tigers Market, Budapest / Gergely Kovacs
302 Cherkizovsky Market, Moscow / Peter Mortenbock and Helge Mooshammer
308 Dordoi Bazaar, Bishkek / Asel Kadyrbaeva

314 RECYCLING MARKETS
318 Lajpat Rai Market, Delhi / Andrea Seidling
324 RN Road Market, Jessore / Yann Philippe Tastevin and Morshedur Rahman
330 Alaba International Market, Lagos / Annie Cheneau-Loquay
336 Nairobi – Market Without Walls / Denis Linehan
342 Toi Market, Nairobi / Georgia Cardosi

348 WAYSIDE MARKETS
352 Galata, Istanbul: The Bridge Market / MAP Office [Gutierrez + Portefaix]
358 Street Vendors and Trade Routes in Southern Italy / Daniele Pario Perra
364 Street Economy Archive: Venice, Skopje, Tirana, Mexico City / Tadej Pogacar
368 Informal Street Vending in Shangxiajiu, Guangzhou / Gengzhi Huang and Desheng Xue
374 Walking Atlas: Belo Horizonte / Renata Marquez and Wellington Cancado
380 Micro-Retail: Lima and Tijuana / Giacomo Castagnola
388 “Cusco el nuevo amancer” (Cusco a New Dawn) / Griet Steel

394 PEOPLE’S MARKETS
398 16 de Julio Fair, El Alto / Juan Manuel Arbona
404 Coleros, Feriantes, and Power in Santiago / Jennifer Renteria
410 The Hippie Fair, Belo Horizonte / Peter Mortenbock and Helge Mooshammer
418 Second-hand Marketplaces in Nuku‘alofa / Niko Besnier
424 Pasar Kaget Gasibu, Bandung / Ade Tinamei
430 Moran Market, Seongnam / Jongwoong Kim and Sunhyung Steffen Kim
436 Street Trade in Ivory Park, Johannesburg / Andrew Charman, Leif Petersen and Thiresh Govender
442 Kiwira Market – Urban-Rural Interactions / Sylvain Racaud
448 Kejetia Market, Kumasi / Gracia Clark
454 Oshodi Market (pre- and post-2009), Lagos / Ademola Omoegun
460 Merkato, Addis Ababa / Emanuel Admassu
466 “Els Encants”, Barcelona / Rosa Cerarols Ramirez

472 HIPSTER MARKETS
476 A New Marketplace: Williamsburg, Brooklyn / Kari Conte and Hakan Topal
484 Quartzsite, Arizona / Robert Sumrell and Kazys Varnelis
488 Copenhagen Flea Markets / Vera Skvirskaja
494 Talad Rot Fai, Bangkok / Peter Mortenbock and Helge Mooshammer

501 Editors and authors
511 Image credits
512 Colophon




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OCCUPY:
Räume des Protests
Space (Re)Solutions:
Intervention and Research in Visual Culture
Netzwerk Kultur:
Die Kunst der Verbindung in einer globalisierten Welt
Zwischen Architektur und Psychoanalyse
Networked Cultures:
Parallel Architectures and the Politics of Space
Cruising:
Architektur, Psychoanalyse und Queer Cultures
Visuelle Kultur:
körper, räume, medien
Die virtuelle Dimension:
Architektur, Subjektivität und Cyberspace