Join us on a weekly journey to understand tastemaking as a craft that can be learned, honed and expressed through the art of curation. Hosted by Mia Quagliarello for Flipboard.
Unpack the art and science of selection by learning how tastemakers make sense of the world and what’s worth our attention in it.
How to get a PhD in looking 👁 Apsara DiQuinzio, Nevada Museum of Art
A conversation with Apsara DiQuinzio, the senior curator of contemporary art at the Nevada Museum of Art. We deconstruct how she created, curated and orchestrated the “New Time” exhibit at BAMPFA and more curator talk.
From art curator to cultural keeper 🔑 Ozi Uduma, University of Michigan
This conversation with the Assistant Curator of Global Contemporary Art at the University of Michigan discusses how the art of curation is connected to the act of cultural stewardship. It's about championing artists who are changing how we think about social issues and even the history of art itself.
Meet a vibe curator 😎 Ramon Olguin Sanchez, Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos
Ramon Olguin Sanchez is a "vibe manager" at the Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos. Speaking to him was like finding a curation unicorn in the wild. Language barriers meant the interview was shorter than usual, but we still loved learning what this unusual job entails.
Picking films for a festival 🎥 Leslie Raymond, Ann Arbor Film Festival
A conversation with Leslie Raymond, Director of the Ann Arbor Film Festival. Learn about the ways film curation differs from other forms of curation and how the team turns thousands of submissions into a tight lineup that surprises and delights.
Finding and coaching speakers for TED 💡 Corey Hajim, TED Business
The business curator at TED reveals how she helps to program multiple events and online series each year, including working directly with dozens of speakers to make sure their TED talks shine. Learn from her deep curatorial experience while extracting some public speaking tips for yourself.
I’ve loved every podcast. Each conversation is so different and interesting. Very fun guests and Mia is an outstanding host. A meaningful line: curation is about creation not just collecting. I learn something from each podcast. Keep it up!
Off to a great start
A fascinating look into the curation process for the amazing exhibits and interactive installations at San Francisco’s Exploratorium.It had never occurred to me that a curator was required, so it was one of those “Duh!” moments listening to Jennifer Frazier, Ph.D., talk about how they create their immersive experiences. I was slightly disappointed that I had to wait for another episode. Mia Quagliarello is a great interviewer.
Great podcast on underserved topic: curation
The art (and yep, it’s an art!) of curation is something that often fades into the background, but it’s a skill and discipline that is embedded in almost all aspects of life. As such it’s under appreciated . . . but not by Flipboard or podcast host Mia, diving into the details of curation with abandon. Plus, it’s just a great podcast with great guests (Bittman and DJ Spooky in the first three episodes, not bad!). Recommended!