How did you get involved with The Host Committee?
Around the time I had finished work on The Setai project, a friend put me in touch with Andy Russell, the CEO of Trigger Media, who had begun laying the groundwork for a start-up. Notably missing from the project’s foundation was an expert on nightlife and hospitality, which I offered to try my hand at.
There are very few start-ups in the nightlife and hospitality space, so it was a perfect fit.
That’s kind of what our generation is doing. That is where you want to be, so finding that mix of what I love, which is hospitality, and what I know almost nothing about, which is tech, and figuring out how to merge those, is kind of amazing.
I kind of came in at this funny time for them where they had thrown a few parties and worked with some venues, but they really needed someone to blanket the city and find those exceptional places to work with us so we offer the top of New York nightlife.
[Photo: Kyle Hotchkiss Carone via PMC]
Monday, June 17
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.