Social fabric and spatial permuation - Ban Krua, Bangkok

Lueder, Christoph (2014) Social fabric and spatial permuation - Ban Krua, Bangkok. Landscape Architecture Frontiers, 2(3), pp. 148-155. ISSN (print) 2095-5405

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Abstract

The community of Ban Krua has come to global attention through their successful resistance against a government proposal for a motorway that would have cut through their community on the banks of the Saen Saeb canal near Bangkok’s National Stadium. While academic studies attribute their erstwhile success either to the tactics of non-violent resistance sustained by community cohesion or to the communities’ longstanding ties with senior officials in the Thai military and bureaucracy, we were interested in the dynamic interrelationships between the social fabric that sustains this remarkable level of cohesion, and the spaces produced and inhabited by the community. Buildings are sometimes self-constructed and usually transformed over time; at the urban scale of the community the network of narrow alleyways undergoes permutation through dynamic processes of local connections triggering disconnection at urban level and vice versa.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Anthropology
Architecture and the built environment
Art and design
Asian studies
Education
History of art, architecture and design
Sociology
Town and country planning
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture > School of Architecture and Landscape
Depositing User: Christoph Lueder
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2014 12:38
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2015 09:02
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/28947

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