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Panel Discussion on Street Vendors and the Right to the City

29 March, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Our series on street food, a collaboration between SEA-Junction and Beyond Food, focuses on how street food is embedded in the functioning of cities and highlights the link of street food with other urban dimensions such as use and design of public spaces, urban safety, urban formal economy, and right to the city among others. Our first event focused on the economic implications for consumers and vendors of an eventual disappearance of street food. Our second event looked at how spatial arrangements (banning, eviction, zoning and such) by the municipal and national government impact on the physical space of street vendors (not only food) and how they try to negotiate with the authorities for survival.

Our next event, on 29 March at 6.30 PM will discuss issues related to the right to the city from the perspective of the street vendors and street food. The focus will be on the right of street vendors, including street food vendors, to be active members of the city whose contributions, needs, and voice need to be acknowledged and incorporated into the urban policies needed to achieve an inclusive and sustainable future for Bangkok. The program agenda is as follows:

Panel Discussion

Jorge Carrillo-Rodriguez, Independent Expert and Initiator Beyond Food

Speakers & Topics
Living in the city – Earning on the street
Poonsap Suanmuang Tulaphan, Director; Foundation of Labour and Employment Promotion (HomeNet)

Rethinking Street Vending and the Right to the City: The Bangkok Case.
Kisnaphol Wattanawanyoo, Full-time Lecturer, School of Architecture and Design, KMUTT, Bangkok; and PhD candidate, The Bartlett Development Planning Unit (DPU), University College London

Photo credits: Title: Reflex / สะท้อน; Artist: Sorrana Reungwittayakul / สรณะ เรืองวิทยากุล Exhibition: Our Footpath, Our voices. Urban Art Journey Team and Institute of Metropolitan Development, Navamindradhiraj University. นิทรรศการโดย Urban Art Journey และ วิทยาลัยพัฒามหานคร มหาวิทยาลัยนวมินทราธิราช

For information/reservation for our events please email southeastasiajunction@gmail.com or phone/wa: +66970024140

NB: Events are free, but donation most welcome!


SEA Junction, OUR Venue on Southeast Asia SEA Junction aims to foster understanding and appreciation of Southeast Asia in all its socio-cultural dimensions –from arts and lifestyles to economy and development. Conveniently located at Room 408 of the Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre or BACC (across MBK, BTS National Stadium) SEA junction facilitates public access to knowledge resources and exchanges among students, practitioners and Southeast Asia lovers. For more information see www.seajunction.org and join the Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1693055870976440/

Beyond Food

Beyond Food is an initiative that aims at changing the narrative around street food by moving away from a “food-centric” perspective and placing it in broader social, economic and cultural contexts. See https://www.facebook.com/beyondfood.bkk/


29 March, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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SEA Junction, Room 408, BACC
939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330 Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
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