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March 19, 2005

Street Food Vendors Create Paths

The street food vendors are an essential component of the architecture of Delhi, not just in terms of their physical structure or physical placement, but in terms of how they engage in, create, and facilitate movement, and how they create or maintain paths.

When a street food vendor creates or maintains a path, it is doing three things. First, it is creating or maintaining movement and action. Second, it is creating or maintaining narratives, stories of paths travelled. Third, it is creating or maintaining architecture, as lines across space that define and conceptualize place.

Posted by Julian at March 19, 2005 02:49 PM

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