02 Feb '11, 9am

e27 editor @joonian visits Xin Danwei, a co-working space in Shanghai and he is impressed

This pleasing meld of art and technology is the result of the co-founders’ eclectic backgrounds. Liu Yan spent years in the art world in Holland, acting as a curator and talent broker. Her other co-founders are a Shanghainese new media artist and a London School of Economics-trained economist. Xin Danwei as a project started as a salon bringing together artists and technologists, eventually morphing into a warehouse space in the south of Shanghai and finally, into the co-working business it is today. It’s a testament to the city’s dynamism that the space in its current form broke even in three months, according to Liu.

Full article: http://e27.sg/2011/02/02/shanghai-shows-how-co-working-sp...

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