Reconversion of an industrial area into creative industry
Location: [普陀区] Putuo District, Shanghai
Typology: Former Industrial Area Scale: 120 galleries and art studios Year: 2000
This industrial area of Shanghai (a former slub mill), still owned by the previous factory operator, became an art district in 2000 when Xue Song and other artists settled there. Besides the artists’ studios, “M50” contains art galleries, art agencies and other cultural businesses. Hosting famous galleries as ShangART, it can be compared Beijing’s 798 Art Zone.