Hutong conceptual art joint/coworking space HomeShop is looking for tenants to rent space in which to work. They have a nice little (actually not that little, 700m²) Beixinqiao hutong courtyard-style place, which is a good place to hang in the warmer months. And to work. HomeShop says: "We are primarily a project space and studio practice involving artists, designers, writers, and other freelancers, who periodically experiment together with the forms and manifestations which such work can take. The nature of ‘work’ itself is worth considering at a time when our own practices make it very difficult to cleanly divide between work and leisure, design and art or the professional and amateur—ambiguities that have changed how people are working and living today."
Past tenants have included journalists, children's book illustrators, translators, bearded guys, middle-aged Chinese women making jiaozi, NGOs, and, according to this video, a bunch of little girls. 1,000rmb a month gets you 24/7 keyed access, a personal desk space, "roof access for mini urban gardening," and shared resources such as wireless internet, printer/scanner, and a bunch of David Harvey books.
Precious space will be parceled on a first come, first served basis. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get in on it.