Daily Archives: December 5, 2013


ART – Art Inspired by Kowloon Walled City 16

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.

Click for a detailed visual history of the Walled City and for a glimpse of the City from within.

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By Jeremy Thompson

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By Stefan Herda