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Spatial Activations

A Phenomenal Podcast with Vince Kadlubek via Adaptivate w/ Jeremy Miller

By Max Beck, Events Producer and Concert Promoter

The day that a mysterious virus was first reported to have sickened dozens in Wuhan, I was throwing a party.

Not just any party — A New Year’s Eve blow out for Meow Wolf, the arts and entertainment collective I worked for. It turned out to not only be our highest grossing NYE, but (objectively, I swear) the most fun party we’d ever thrown.

Good thing, because the memory of that night has had to tide me over for a year. You know the story: COVID-19, the mysterious virus, swept the world. At first, it pushed back our bookings by weeks. Then months.

By mid-April my team and I hadn’t just lost…

Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return. Photo by Kate Russell

By Vince KadlubekCo-Founder/Director of Meow Wolf and Founder of Spatial Activations.

If there was a silver lining to this year, maybe it’s that we didn’t have to brave holiday shopping at the mall. Goodbye, chaotic food courts. So long, grumpy mall Santa Clause.

In fact, 2020 may have put the days of mall shopping as we know it behind us for good. A decade in the making, the pandemic has finally wrought the retail apocalypse. As of October, 15% of America’s malls closed for good in 2020, according to a report by the Barclays investment group. …

Panel Discussion hosted by Leila Amirsadeghi

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