Kowloon, China's once Walled City. An urban anomaly that holded the record of concentration of pupulation in the world: a population density of approximately 1,255,000 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,250,000 /sq mi) in 1987.
Art Inspired by Kowloon Walled City, Hong Kong: From Fritz Lang’s 1927 ‘Metropolis’ to Orwell, to Blade Runner – artists have long been fascinated with the dark horrors that a dystopian future represents. For many, Kowloon Walled City (torn down in the 90s by the colonial government) evoked many of these themes and thus, it has inspired many artists. Below are a few highlights.