“I am an artist in between,” says Fan Shan (62). “I move both physically and mentally between German and Chinese culture.” Ambivalence is indeed a running theme in his life: He is an artist, but also a professor of intercultural art – and he is an entrepreneur. In 2010, he and his friends founded their own university in Hamburg: the Brand University of Applied Science. “The only university in the world that specializes in brands in applied science,” he says. He regularly commutes between Hamburg and Hangzhou.
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