Factory 798 Art Zone


China's economic boom combinated with migration from the countryside to the cities is boosting a high-speed urbanism that produces new cities in the shortest imaginable time and completely chaning the faces og the older towns

798 Art District is located in the Dashanzi area, to the northeast of central Beijing. It is the site of state-owned factories including Factory 798, which originally produced electronics.

Beginning in 2002, artists and cultural organizations began to divide, rent out, and re-make the factory spaces, gradually developing them into galleries, art centers, artists' studios, design companies, restaurants, and bars.

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