Atlas Obscura Events
Experiential planning and production for national events including:
- “In the Element” in partnership with Gore-Tex and Ghostly International for SXSW featuring outdoors excursions around Austin and waterside musical performances
- “Assembly” sponsored by Chase Sapphire, the first public event in Philadelphia’s BOK building, celebrating underground art in the city
- “Into The Veil,” a nighttime performance festival that toured through 3 different cemeteries
- “Total Eclipse Festival” in the middle of Oregon for the 2017 celestial event, featuring a total from-scratch build-out and a full schedule of scientists and psychedelic musicians
- “Obscura Day 2017”, a single day filled with hundreds of events across the world, designed to inspire our audience out exploring the world
- “A weekend in the Woolworth Building for Sotheby’s ,” with four programs that used expert guidance, interactive art, live music to enliven a selection of rare manuscripts.
The Society for the Advancement of Social Studies
Since 2011, Larissa has co-organized hundreds of history lectures across New York City along with Anna Rasche. The Society for the Advancement of Social Studies has collaborated with numerous institutions for programming, including Groupmuse and the Brooklyn Historical Society. Most notably was the collaboration with the Brooklyn Museum to develop an ongoing series of public engagement events titled “ Art History Happy Hour ” since 2015.
Pop Up Events
Larissa creates ephemeral events designed to be surprising, transgressive, and generous, taking cues from DIY art ethos. The most typical locations for these pop-up experiences tend to be art galleries or the streets of my city.
- Dinner Dance Parties, Flux Factory
- Fall of Rome, Flux Factory
- Instagram Cafe, Internet Yami-Ichi, The Knockdown Center
- Prohibition History, the Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival
- The “Bear Crawl” Game, Brooklyn
- New York Tourism Scavenger Hunt
- Street Legal Birthday Block Party, Williamsburg Brooklyn
- Medieval Times, Idiotarod
- Champagne Sabering, Safety Fest, Brooklyn
- Mystery Grilled Cheese Truck, The Lost Horizon Night Market
As someone who has produced hundreds of Powerpoints and Keynotes, presos and decks, Larissa has made it a point to help others with their visual storytelling. She has created presentation making guides for my SASS speakers, consulted peers on presentation skills, and taught a Powerpoint Design for the Brooklyn Brainery.
Silent Barn was an underground arts and music collective in New York City from 2006-2018. The unusual arts space in Brooklyn hosted performances nearly every night, but also contained a zine library, an art supply store stocked with free found materials, a barber shop/ record store.
From 2012-2014, Larissa managed internal communications for a 70-person collective, led weekly meetings for the workgroup “Risky Bizness”, and oversaw legal compliance for an arts and music business in New York City. In an ambitious undertaking that differs from other DIY spaces in NYC and elsewhere, Silent Barn looked to ensure a lasting legacy and long presence through by pursuing true business legality as documented in The New York Times article, They Say Art Is Dead in New York. They’re Wrong.