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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.

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.

Kowloon Walled City was a densely populated, largely ungoverned settlement in Kowloon, Hong Kong. In 1987, the Walled City contained 33,000 residents within its 6.5-acre (0.03 km2; 0.01 sq mi) borders

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Kowloon Walled City was a densely populated, largely ungoverned settlement in Kowloon, Hong Kong. In 1987, the Walled City contained 33,000 residents within its 6.5-acre (0.03 km2; 0.01 sq mi) borders

Kowloon walled city (before demolition)

Gallery of Kowloon Walled City - 2

( you wake up in an empty room, must loot room, and you must find your way out of the maze)

( you wake up in an empty room, must loot room, and you must find your way out of the maze)

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.

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.

Kowloon Walled City, 1987 | Greg Girard  My mom lived around here the same year as a refugee from the Vietnam War.

Kowloon Walled City, 1987 | Greg Girard My mom lived around here the same year as a refugee from the Vietnam War.

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