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Thursday, June 7 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Future of Cultural Experiences

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As the definition of culture becomes increasingly expansive and interdisciplinary, organizations must reflect on the new range of experiences that audiences are seeking within cultural spaces today. Technology and entertainment are becoming ever more present in all aspects of daily life, and the factors that motivate audiences to participate in culture is changing rapidly. Particularly within the context of our current socio-political moment, the need to understand and serve audiences’ wants and desires is all the more pressing, as is the need to make space for contemplation, dialogue, or greater understanding of the world around us. For this presentation and panel, LaPlaca Cohen, a strategy, marketing, and design firm for the creative and cultural world, will present new audience insights uncovered in their pro bono study, Culture Track—the nation’s largest tracking study of the behaviors and perceptions of cultural consumers. These findings illuminate the trends that are shaping the current landscape of the visual and performing arts, architecture, design, film, and more, and build the foundation for understanding the cultural landscape moving forward. Following the presentation, a panel of diverse and interdisciplinary leaders within and tangential to the cultural sector will respond to the Culture Track insights and discuss how changing audience preferences and new social realities are transforming cultural experiences today, and share their thoughts on how these trends will shape cultural experiences of the future.

Speakers
avatar for Inessah Selditz

Inessah Selditz

Creative Director, The Lab, Rockwell Group
Inessah Selditz is the Creative Director at the LAB at Rockwell Group. Her focus is on leveraging new and existing technologies into physical spaces and objects to create story driven and engaging immersive experiences. She is passionate about code as a creative medium, new interfaces... Read More →
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Joe Hall

Founder, Ghetto Film School
Joe Hall is Founder of the Ghetto Film School (GFS), a non-profit film academy serving 3,000+ participants per year with operations in NYC and Los Angeles. GFS student projects have been produced on five continents, with hundreds of graduates working in the film, television and advertising... Read More →
avatar for Kimia Kline

Kimia Kline

Curator, Wythe Hotel
New York based painter Kimia Ferdowsi Kline earned an M.F.A. in visual arts at the San Francisco Art Institute in 2011 and holds a B.F.A. in painting from Washington University in St. Louis. She has mounted solo exhibitions at Turn Gallery (New York), Marrow Gallery (San Francisco... Read More →
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Maggie Hartnick

Managing Director, La Placa Cohen
Maggie Hartnick's diverse experience working on renowned national and international projects in the private and public sectors—across architecture and public space, hospitality and visitor experience, visual and performing arts, natural history and science, childhood to graduate-level... Read More →
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Sheetal Prajapati

Director of Public Engagement, Pioneer Works
Sheetal Prajapati is Brooklyn-based artist and educator. She is currently the Director of Public Engagement at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn. There she oversees programming and learning experiences across multiple disciplines for a range of audiences including youth, school... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Wythe Hotel Screening Room 80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249, USA