MMP was portrayed as the project of the month and it gave us the opportunity to reflect upon our research findings and challenges, such as the impact of COVID-19 on doing ethnographic fieldwork in public space.
Routledge has recently published Marketplaces Movements, Representations and Practices which is one of the major outputs of the Moving Marketplaces research project. The book was edited by Ceren Sezer and our Dutch team member Rianne van Melik; it includes written contributions from all members of the MMP as well as other researchers' insights of marketplaces.
The UK MMP held a two day exhibition on the Walthamstow Market June 24th-25th in collaboration with two local artists – Llyod and Lourice Ramos who have been taking photographs in the market for some years.
In her article '“¡Tengo gloria bendita!”: pitching and the sonic production of place atmospheres under increasing marketplace regulation', Maria argues that market traders' pitching is a professional skill and a cultural practice that is illegitimized by market regulations
We are very proud to see the first collaborative paper of the Moving MarketPlace project, 'Re-producing public space: the changing everyday production of outdoor retail markets', being published in Urban Geography.
Gunvor Jonsson and Sophie Watson were guests at the 2022 National Market Traders Federation Annual Conference in Blackpool. This was the first conference since 2019 due to the pandemic. Sophie Watson presented a key note on The Importance of Visions for Revitalising Markets.
On 11-12 October 2021, Sophie Watson and Gunvor Jónsson attended the annual conference of the ‘National Association of British Market Authorities’ (NABMA) in Stratford Upon Avon. Sophie Watson gave a talk introducing the Moving Market Places project, including its objectives and methods.
Now that travelling is slowly becoming possible again, our team took the chance to have our second in-person meeting. This time, the hosting institution was Pompeu Fabra University CaSes research group where Professor Marco Madella and postdoctoral researcher Maria Lindmäe received the other seven researchers during our 3-day workshop.