Creative Market in China: The Gathering Place of Folk Creative Forces in Contemporary Cities


This paper identifies the developing of Creative Market in China. Creative Market refers to such fair that displays and sells small creative objects for everyday use within a given time and venue. With fieldwork method the paper author carried out a tracking investigation Creative Market in China and applied the findings to the paper. This paper expounds on the emergence and development of Creative Market in China since 2007 and its main features. The paper analyzes the new form of the Chinese cultural industry from the theoretical perspective of economic and cultural integration and folk creativity. The paper holds that Creative Market is a “Chinese-style creation” by creativity of the common people in the tide of creative economy, with originality as its core value and individuality, small production size and personalized customization as its basic features. Creative Market is a mass maker space integrating creative, design and manufacturing. It is also an innovation platform for grass root design and mass art, where maker-designers represent a new lifestyle and way of work. Creative Market will become a new medium for contemporary youth culture and urban culture in contemporary cities. The article is divided into three parts:current development of Creative Markets in China, its main features, it’s gathering place of folk creative forces.

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Xiaofan Gong, Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication, China

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Conference: ECAH2018
Stream: Arts - Other Arts

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