Date of Submission
Bachelor of Architecture
Markets maintain a setting for communities to make a living as well as provide daily life essentials. It is an act common in the culture and economy of places all around the globe. In the Caribbeans Greater Antilles it has prevailed historically as a necessary operation for the regions inhabitants. But many of the present day market settings, like that which is found on the island of Jamaica, have promoted unhealthy and uninviting environment for the market in habitants and for the surrounding contexts. One in particular has played a very important role in my family’s daily life, Papine Market in Kingston Jamaica.
The market needs update and organization in order to maintain the vitality of its city center but with little to no assistance from the government, vendors and shop owners have found themselves creating quick fixes though the use of local resources. These include tarps, tires, palm leaves, bamboo and tree branches which could be found scattered around side streets and store fronts. All of this impedes on a normal flow of vehicular and pedestrian activity.
Lindsay, Denique, "Papine Market: Culture, Climate, Resource" (2018). Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year. 100.