A place, an heirloom :
Caroline Odinet, our designer, worked towards the rebirth of all spaces, transforming them, and shaping them into an integrated house dedicated to the arts. The architecture and the past of each building were safeguarded, new colors were brought in, opening new possibilities. The spirit of educator Cai Yuanpei is our inspiration and our compass: today, as we enter Yishu 8, we embark on a voyage into the past and back into the present, to the radiant and silent place where our memory, the sum of many memories, will not only guide us toward remembrance but will also give impetus to creation. The Chinese would speak of Yuanfen or selective and pre-ordained destiny: the profound complicity that links Yishu 8 to this century-old building infuses our actions and our projects with a deep significance that gives them an even wider field of meaning.