The art of re-industrialisation in Shanghai

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This paper deals with the development of ‘art clusters’ and their relocation in the city of Shanghai. It first looks at the revival of the city’s old inner city industrial area (along banks of Suzhou River) through ‘organic’ or ‘alternative’ artist-led cultural production; second, it describes the impact on these activities of the industrial restructuring of the wider city, reliant on large-scale real estate development, business services and global finance; and finally, outlines the relocation of these arts (and related) cultural industries to dispersed CBD locations as a result of those spatial, industrial and policy changes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-211
Number of pages19
JournalCulture Unbound: journal of current cultural research
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Creative clusters
  • art
  • cultural industries
  • creative industries
  • urban regeneration
  • cultural policy
  • re-industrialisation

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