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Drawing on the Inside: Kowloon Walled City 1985

Blacksmith Books

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- Size: 28.6 (L) x 28.6 (W) cm

- Binding: Hardback, 128 pages

- Language: English

- Author: Fiona Hawthorne

- Publisher: Blacksmith Books, 2021

Imagine an illegally built mini-city formed of multiple 12-storey blocks, taking up only the area of a sports stadium but home to 60,000 people. What was it like living in the most densely populated place on Earth?

Intrepid 22-year-old artist Fiona Hawthorne spent three months inside the notorious Walled City of Kowloon, an apparent no-go area right in the heart of bustling Hong Kong. This book reveals the sensitive and extraordinary artworks she created there. It is a unique record of a time and place that no longer exists.