Title

Anarchy City

Authors/Contributors

Zhuocen Yao

Document Type

Thesis

Publication Date

Spring 5-2016

Degree

B. ARCH

Keywords

architecture, politics, hong kong, shenzhen, anarchy

Language

English

Disciplines

Architectural History and Criticism | Architectural Technology | Historic Preservation and Conservation | Urban, Community and Regional Planning

Description/Abstract

This thesis is a political manifesto that seeks to address the current chaotic and undesrable politcal environment on the border between Hong Kong and Shenzhen (Anarchy City). Acknowledging that:

-Anarchy City has evolved from political borders whose purpose was to create division.

-Anarchy City possesses width and depth, is a 3-dimensional space of physical presence.

-Anarchy City is a "zone of exception" independent from the entities it sets out to separate.

-Anarchy City is anarchic, free of formal rules and regulations and thus free for interpretation.

-Anarchy City is deliberately distinguished from, and openly challenges, the existing political and social norms.

-Anarchy City promotes unrestricted possibilites of exchange both in material and intellectual forms as the apparatus for the dissolution of divison.

-Anarchy City advocates a perpetual "in-between status" that becomes so substantial as to be able to register its new identity.

This thesis proposes a reconceptualizing of Anarchy City as a place for the progressive rethinking of the Hong Kong-Shenzhen hinterland.

Source

local input

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