M50 is a bastion of expression and culture. I love coming here because it is an escape from the day to day work life of Shanghai. Chinese have a unique way of expressing themselves, but sometimes that feels suppressed in public terms. M50 gathers a host of studios and artists from all around Asia and the world and captivates on that visual expression that is so important in human growth. It encourages us to think out of the box. Be different. Be weird. Be yourself. This is my favorite place to visit in Shanghai. Thankfully, it is a short bike ride away from where I live.