Obscura Society NYC: Getting In Is the Easy Part: Site-Specific Experience Design - Atlas Obscura

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Obscura Society NYC: Getting In Is the Easy Part: Site-Specific Experience Design

Part 3 of The Wanderlust School of Transgressive Placemaking

Bringing neglected spaces back to life and making the invisible visible has animated the work of archeologists and urban spelunkers, city planners and activists. In this four part discussion series Wanderlust explores the logistics and ethics of how to re-imagine and re-make the far side of the No Trespassing sign.

The June 18th installment will focus on creating unique experiences from the character of a place. Check out the full series.

Speakers: Charlie ToddNick FortugnoJeff Stark

Moderated by Ida C. Benedetto & N.D. Austin


Presented by Atlas Obscura at Acme Studios
63 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, New York
June 18th - Doors at 7:30, Talks at 8pm
$12 each - Advance Tickets Only - Cash Bar

Charlie Todd is the founder of Improv Everywhere, producing, directing, performing, and documenting the group’s work for over twelve years. He is also a performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City. Charlie is the author of Causing a Scene, a book about Improv Everywhere published by Harper Collins.

Nick Fortugno has been a designer, writer and project manager on dozens of commercial and serious games, serving as lead designer on the downloadable blockbuster Diner Dash and the award-winning serious game Ayiti: The Cost of Life. Nick is a co-founder of the Come Out and Play street games festival hosted in NYC and around the world since 2006. Nick teaches game design and interactive narrative design at Parsons The New School of Design, and helped develop the school’s game design curriculum.  

Jeff Stark is the editor of Nonsense NYC, a weekly email list and discriminating resource for independent art, weird events, strange happenings, unique parties, and senseless culture in New York City. He was a member of the Miss Rockaway Armada, a collective art project that floated a junk raft down the Mississippi River in 2006. He wrote and directed "IRT: A Tragedy in Three Stations," a site-specific theater piece that took place on the New York City Subway. In 2010 he directed the Sweet Cheat, a science-fiction theatrical trespass based on the Albertine Notes by Rick Moody.


Wanderlust practices transgressive placemaking through adventure, intimacy and exploration. www.wanderlustprojects.com