Xin­dan­wei: Work­space, Cre­ative Net­work and Com­mu­nity

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  • @China, Virtually Speaking: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion on Emergent Practices in China

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  • Xin­dan­wei: Work­space, Cre­ative Net­work and Com­mu­nity

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  • Panel:  @China, Virtually Speaking: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion on Emergent Practices in China

    Xin­dan­wei, which lit­er­ally means “New Work Unit,” is a so­cial en­ter­prise and grass­roots co-work­ing com­mu­nity in down­town Shang­hai that pro­motes and fa­cil­i­tates cre­ativ­ity, shar­ing, and col­lab­o­ra­tion. Xin­dan­wei com­bines the best el­e­ments of a work­space (pro­duc­tive, func­tional) with a so­cial media plat­form (hy­brid, real-time, ef­fi­cient) and a cre­ative hub (so­cial, en­er­getic, cre­ative). Work­ing across many dif­fer­ent dis­ci­plines, Xin­dan­wei con­nects more than 2000 peo­ple who do amaz­ing things, and has or­ga­nized more than 100 events to cre­ate op­por­tu­ni­ties for peo­ple who ex­pe­ri­ence, en­counter and ex­per­i­ment. Xin­dan­wei has been fea­tured in CNN, Urban China, Face, Shang­hai Weekly, DI Ar­chi­tect and De­sign and more. Some of their pro­grams in­clude “Magic So­ci­ety”, an in­no­v­a­tive plat­form that in­spires and ed­u­cates peo­ple about how things work, build­ing and re­build­ing stuff, re­cy­cling and re­source con­ser­va­tion; “New Shanzhai: In­no­va­tion in Chi­nese way?” ex­plor­ing the phe­nom­ena of Shanzhai, China’s knock-off cul­ture that ques­tions le­git­i­macy and au­then­tic­ity of de­sign and blurs the line be­tween cul­tural ap­pro­pri­a­tion and out­right theft; and “De­sign2Change”, ex­plor­ing the pos­i­tive im­pact of de­sign for so­cial change.

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