Date of Award
Master of Science
Like the West, in China, gay men and women flock to the big cities from smaller towns and villages. Shanghai, the economic and cultural center of China, has always been considered as the birthplace of the modern and the heaven for homosexuality. Although the majority of the gay people can gather and socialize in places openly known as gay hangouts, such as restaurants, bars, public bathrooms and parks, they still live inside the shadows because of strong feelings of guilty and considered social outcasts. My thesis- "Suzhou He Film Studio, Bar / Tongzhi Community" will be a milestone to build architecture habitat in the modern Chinese social environment. With a big view to the whole city of the intension of this project is to construct sufficient buildings and facilities with a goal of providing those disenfranchised gay groups with a deeper sense of belonging and community.
Ding, Junfeng, "In the mood for love, Suzhou He Film Studio, Bar : Shanghai Tongzhi community" (2005). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 18940.