Creative Mean is a cross medium conversation series throughout the Bay Area. It brings togethers creatives from diverse mediums, industries, and backgrounds for a night of talks and performances. It encourages participants to break out of their creative comfort zones in a hope that it may both challenge and clarify notions around their own creative practice.
Notable speakers have included - artist Sadie Barnette, artist and writer Jenny Odell, YBCA curator Susie Kantor, writer Rita Bullwinkel, photographers Lucas Foglia, Adrian Walker, and Erica Deeman, radio producer Annie Brown.
August 1st, 2019 - SF Camerawork
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) curator Susie Kantor, artists and MACRO WAVES collective members Robin Birdd and Dominic Cheng, and director of SF Camerawork Heather Snider.
April 10th, 2019 - Heath Ceramics
Writer Rita Bullwinkel, artist Sam Vernon, and writer/curator Pete Brook.
September 18, 2018 - The Ruby
Artist Sadie Barnette, radio producer Cristina Kim, Chinatown Pretty blog photographer Andria Lo and writer Valerie Luu, with moderator Jillian Knox.
August 15, 2018 - SF Camerawork
Photographers Wesaam Al-Badry, Kierra Johnson, Jessica Chou, and Adrian Walker.
December 14, 2017 - General Assembly
San Francisco Magazine contributing writer Summer Sewell, head of design at Hustle Matthew Ferry, and merchandising and design team at Betabrand Margie Benford & Bethany Meuleners.
September 27, 2017 - Pt.2 Gallery
Berlin based chefs Joshua Lange and Sophia Rudolph, comedy writer Brian Janosch, and members of the Black Mail Collective, guest curator designer Nina Mehta.
July 27, 2017 - 826 Valencia
A reading of the best youth writing from 826 Valencia, designer Ashley Tillman from IDEO, and the team behind Anxy Magazine.
April 20, 2017 - SF Camerawork
Photographers Lucas Foglia, and Erica Deeman, and art director and illustrator George McCalman.
February 23, 2017 - VSCO
Photographer Trent Davis Bailey, the owners of Athen B. Gallery, writer Meagan Day with photographer Hannah Klein, and avant-garde saxophonist Daniel Means.
October 26, 2016 - SPUR
Photographer Wesaam Al-Badry, filmmakers Kevin Wong, Todd Sills, and Sasha Hauswald, and radio producer Sam Greenspan.
August 28, 2016 - Western Editions
Printmakers Erin Fong and Taylor Reid, artist Jenny Odell, and photographer and filmmaker Mancy Gant.
June 21, 2016 - SF Camerawork
Chinatown Pretty blog photographer Andria Lo and writer Valerie Luu, filmmakers Tim Hussin and Erin Brethauer with Jesus Guillen; and journalist and radio producer Annie Brown.
April 16, 2016 - Werehaus Studios
Industrial designer at Specialized Bikes Brian Szykowny, photographer Talia Herman, and interdisciplinary artist Lizzy Brooks, plus music videos from director Tyler McPherron.