The People Archives | City of Darkness
For all its outrageousness as an architectural phenomenon, Kowloon Walled City was first and foremost a community. And it was this grounding that allowed what should by all rights have been impossible to survive as an enduring reality. With the help of our indispensable assistant Emmy Lung, we were able to record the stories of a number of Walled City residents and learn what it meant to make a home there. Here is a sample of what they told us.
Kowloon Walled City. Don’t bother bracing yourself for the apocalypse, its already come and gone.
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Kowloon Walled City
The City's dozens of alleyways were often only 1–2 m (3.3–6.6 ft) wide, and had poor lighting and drainage. An informal network of staircases and passageways also formed on upper levels, which was so extensive that one could travel north to south through the entire City without ever touching solid ground. cyborganthropology.com/Kowloon_Walled_City
Kowloon Walled City: In Hong Kong, it was the densest place on Earth
Picture a colossal empire of little houses stacked on top of each other. That was Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong. Now demolished, it lives on in memory.
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