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dc.contributor.authorWong, Walter Ching
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-08T11:37:07Z
dc.date.available2020-09-08T11:37:07Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/79821
dc.description.abstractIn addition to rapidly increasing political repression in recent years, the people of Hong Kong have long suffered economic repression, facing challenges such as severely constrained living space and world-leading inequality. All this culminates in a growingly defiant demand for human dignity. The thesis design is conceived as a linear park with coworking and co-living spaces on top, where facilities are de-privatized and shared. This is used to test the thesis that decommoditizing space in a pluralistic and multi-layered way helps bring about political and economic agency by fostering free enterprise and free expression. The project employs a few strategies, such as having a central location, occupying the urban void, inverting and fracturing the mall typology, exposing the circulatory systems, accommodating a mix of use and mix of scales, ensuring visual connection and continuity between spaces, and creating means for users to modulate their privacy.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectColivingen_US
dc.subjectInformal Economyen_US
dc.subjectJunkspaceen_US
dc.subjectUrban Retrofiten_US
dc.subjectDemocratic Spaceen_US
dc.subjectOccupation of Infrastructureen_US
dc.subjectDecommoditizationen_US
dc.subjectInequalityen_US
dc.subjectUrban Voiden_US
dc.subjectPluralismen_US
dc.titleOccupy Hong Kong: Blossoming in the Gapsen_US
dc.date.defence2020-06-23
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Architectureen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Architectureen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerNichole Wiedemannen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorSteve Parcellen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerCristina Verissimoen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorNiall Savageen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalReceiveden_US
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dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNoen_US
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