Tianzifang 田子坊 is an arts and crafts enclave that has developed from a renovated residential area in the French Concession area of Shanghai, China. Its quite literally a neighborhood of labyrinthine alleyways filled with galleries, shops, cafe and restaurants. Tianzifang is completely hidden from the neighbouring streets, as it grew from the inside of the block outward.
We were accidentally ‘maced’ when walking by a kitchen door in one of the narrow paths. After recovering from the coughing and burning sensations the confusion lifted to reveal that we probably just inhaled a healthy dose of chili powder that someone had spilled. Chaos and beauty find a home together here.