Vision identifies some of the most dynamic and creative cultural zones around the globe
Alserkal Avenue Dubai, UAE
In what was once an industrial area, creative warehouse spaces began springing up on Alserkal Avenue in 2007. It is now home to many cutting-edge galleries, art spaces and studios, and also hosts regular cultural festivals.
798 Art Zone Beijing, China
Set among disused military buildings in Dashanzi, Beijing Tokyo Art Projects kick-started
the area’s cultural renaissance in 2002. It now boasts galleries, design companies and studios.
Shoreditch London, UK
Artists such as Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst first set up shop in east London in the early 1990s, revitalising Hoxton and Shoreditch. Web technology companies soon gravitated to this hub of nightlife and youth.
Coghlan Buenos Aires, Argentina
This once-derelict neighbourhood received worldwide attention after artists began painting murals on every spare wall. It is now a major tourist attraction and artistic hub.
Friedrichshain Berlin, Germany
After the Wall came down, this district became an artistic mecca. Part of the Wall was turned into an outdoor gallery, and the area thrives with bohemian cafes and art spaces.
Lower East Side New York, US
Chelsea used to be the centre of the New York art world, but the focus has now shifted to the other side of Manhattan, thanks to the success of the New Museum Of Contemporary Art.