"Kowloon Walled City was a remarkable high-rise squatter camp that by the 1980s had 50,000 residents. A historical accident of colonial Hong Kong, it existed in a lawless vacuum until it became an embarrassment for Britain..."
"French geographer and anarchist Elisée Reclus proposes the construction of the largest inside-out globe yet, on the scale of 1:100,000. It would stand 418 feet tall and be regularly updated with the latest geographical information..."
"These are large buildings that now stand like absurd giants, the incarnation of big dreams invalidated by history, while the decadent atmosphere that reigns today in the former Soviet republics creates a physical and virtual space on which it is easy to project anxiety, myths and nostalgia..."