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Alessandro’s odyssey through Shanghai

Until a few weeks ago, Alessandro Pavanello was still one of those types of adventurers who have been magically attracted to Shanghai for decades: A millennial with a three-day beard from Italy who works at a music agency by day and tours the city’s clubs as a DJ by night. Someone whose hedonistic lifestyle knows no other problems than deciding in which of the many hip rooftop bars to start the weekend. But since March 26, Pavanello’s privileged life is over.

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