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magCulture Live New York 2022

magCulture Live New York 2022

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Atrium | Ace Hotel Brooklyn

Ace Hotel Brooklyn

252 Schermerhorn Street

Brooklyn, NY 11217

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magCulture Live returns IRL for another session of creative inspiration from speakers behind some of NYC's best contemporary magazines.

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We’re excited to confirm the return of the New York edition of our annual magCulture Live event. After two years on Zoom, this will again be live in-person.

As ever, we’re programming a series of talks from some of the most innovative and exciting figures in contemporary magazine publishing, from founders of emerging independent publications to senior figures at established magazines. All will provide their own unique insight into today’s magazines and the challenges they face.

Our first speakers are now confirmed—see below—and we look forward to welcoming you to our new location, Ace Hotel Brooklyn.

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Our speaker line-up:

Gail Bichler & Jake Silverstein, New York Times Magazine

The New York Times Magazine has always set a high standard of editorial creativity, and current editor-in-chief Jake Silverstein and design director Gail Bichler have pushed those storytelling standards in print and digital ever higher. They’ll be sharing recent highlights from their eight-year collaboration.

Richard Turley & Mel Ottenberg, Interview

Originally launched by Andy Warhol in 1969, Interview has gone through many iterations, but its current one is surely one of the most exciting. Reflecting the colliding worlds of fashion, art, music and celebrity, it is presented as an oversized zine. Every page is spilling over with an ever-developing aesthetic mashing type and image together, and we’ll be welcoming the principals behind these two disciplines to hear how they collaborate.

Emily Stokes, The Paris Review

Another longstanding institution, The Paris Review (NY-based despite its name) has recently been relaunched under new editor Emily Stokes. She brought in designer Matt Willey to help redefine the magazine, and she’ll be sharing a little of the title’s history before discussing the redesign process. Emily has previously worked at Harper’s Magazine, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, and The New Yorker, where she was a senior editor.

Vincente Munoz & Audrey Rose Smith, Balcony

This smart art magazine launched last year, and issue two has just been published. As we wrote at the time, ‘Its refreshing view of the art world ignores the usual work-fixated narratives of art publishing in favour of the intimate and everyday—Balcony is made up of conversations with artists about their lives.’ It’s also a fabulous-looking piece of print.

Kathleen Tso & Vicki Ho, Banana

This richly visual magazine celebrates Asian culture, combining the traditional and contemporary against a context of the mutual cultural influence of the West and the East. ‘We hope that Banana helps inspire Asians as well as brings awareness to allies,’ says Kathleen, co-founder of the magazine.

Nadja Spiegelman, Astra

Astra is an exciting new magazine of literature addressing an international community of readers resisting nationalism. Nadja will be introducing the magazine and explaining its mission. She is the author of the memoir I'm Supposed to Protect You From All This, as well as three children's books and her writing has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The New York Review of Books, Newyorker.com and more.

Verena von Pfetten, Gossamer

Gossamer is one of several US magazines launched alongside the liberalisation of cannabis legislation. Less about getting high than about providing content of interest to people while high, it’s always a well-produced, visual treat and packs a few surprises every time, most recently a highly tactile, felt-like front cover. Verena is the co-founder of the magazine.

Vanessa Saba, Mother Tongue

‘We wanted to connect with mothers who felt frustrated by the fact that their intellectual, professional, social, sexual, analytical lives were sort of overlooked once they were a mom,’ Mother Tongue co-founder Natalia Rachlin told us recently. Vanessa is creative director of the new magazine, where she is reinventing the visual language associated with publishing for mums to match the editorial ambitions of the title.

Happy David, Casa Magazines

Casa Magazines in the West Village is a New York institution, a magazine store that still revels in stocking the best magazines. From Interview to Mother Tongue, they stock them all. Happy will discuss the successful campaign to save the store during the pandemic.

Christian Nolle, Direction of Travel

Direction of Travel is a newspaper-format mag devoted to the golden age of airline route maps, the pre-digital prointed diagrams that descibed the growth of the air industry. It’s designed and published in London by digital infographics designer Christian Nolle, who’ll be explaining the links between his magazine and his daily practice.

All speakers are confirmed but we reserve the right to change the line-up for reasons beyond our control. We’re unable to refund tickets once booked.

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Tickets are very limited for this one-off event.

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Plus: MagMagMag

The magCulture Shop pop-up at Vitsoe

For four days only, the magCulture Shop, described as ‘The spiritual home of independent magazines,’ will be open at our regular location, Vitsoe, in Manhattan. As well as showcasing a selection of our favourite magazines to buy, there will also be another MagMagMag series of free lunchtime talks at their space. Details to follow!

17—20 May 2022

Vitsoe, 17 W8th Street, NY 10011

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FAQs

What is magCulture Live? Previously known as known as ModMag, the conference has been held annually in London since 2013, starting life as a celebration/launch of Jeremy Leslie’s book ‘The Modern Magazine’. We have now organised seven live London editions and two live New York editions— plus three Zoom editions during the Covid lockdown.

What is it about? The day presents the most innovative and interesting creative work in magazine publishing, with editors and art directors uniting to share their thoughts and ideas. We don't duck the big issues facing print publishing, but neither do we fall for the easy, negative narratives surrounding the industry. magCulture Live is a celebration and reminder of the power of magazine creativity —if you know the MagCulture Journal you’ll have a sense of the scope and focus of the event.

Is there a theme to the day? This year we want simply to celebrate the creativity of the magazine industry, bringing together the publishing community for a session of creative inspiration.

Who is magCulture Live for? The day is aimed at publishing professionals, design and journalism students and graduates, and anyone with a creative curiousity. The ability to develop an editorial voice is in everyone’s hands today via digital channels. Hear from leading editorial practitioners how they are handling this responsibility.

Who organises magCulture Live? magCulture Live is produced by magCulture, led by founder Jeremy Leslie and producer Lauren Doughty. Read the magCulture Journal for a sense of what/who we are. For this NY edition we’re proud to be presenting magCulture Live in partnership with our hosts Ace Hotel Brooklyn.

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