Samantha Culp will be reading at  Difficult to Name in L.A. on April 4  

Samantha Culp will be reading at Difficult to Name in L.A. on April 4 

You co-founded CultureTM, which is a really fascinating conference coming up in Shanghai. Can you describe it?

CultureTM is a project examining the new role of brands as patrons of creative culture-- the good, the bad, the ugly. If brands collaborating with visual artists have now become the norm, how can these projects be made more equitable and more interesting, especially for the artists themselves? These and other questions are what we're addressing in our publication platform and the upcoming full-scale symposium in Shanghai in late May. 

I'm just in L.A. for the week. Where should I visit while I'm in town?

The renovated Wende Museum of cold war history in Culver City.

What can people expect from your reading?

Nostalgia for Hong Kong as a city of nostalgia.