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Episode Info: Creating a Natural Habitat which Promotes Symbiotic Synergies - Ava Bromberg and Sharon Ann Lee Ava Bromberg and Sharon Ann Lee sit down to discuss the creation of Maker City LA from its inception to becoming the creative haven it is today. This innovative concept is as unique as LA itself. The community space is different than traditional co-working space in that it has an atmosphere of possibilities. Creativity doesn’t happen in a 1 2 3 process, it takes time and the proper surroundings in order for it to flourish. Come and see for yourself. Sharon Ann Lee - The culture analyst, strategist and millennials expert known as Sharon Ann Lee; founded CultureBrain: a think tank on culture, trends and creativity. She studies global culture, people and ideas that shift our opinions and habits. Sharon’s training is in ethnography, Qualitative & Quantitative research, strategy and storytelling. Her 15 years of work can be found at forefront of youth culture and digital media. Besides Culture brain, Sharon also Co-founded the 1st youth culture trends/marketing agency. Co-published 1st user generated arts magazine for and by young artists, writers & photographers. Conducted 1st national research study on Young Latino Americans. CultureBrain | Twitter | LinkedIn Ava Brombert - Ava conceptualizes and direct business development for THE REEF, the New Name for the LA Mart Building. THE REEF is a complete habitat of creation: a whole system of design, rapid prototyping, production, promotion, sales, innovation and exhibition. THE REEF brings together three distinct, yet symbiotic, communities: LA Mart + Maker City LA + Magic Box to support all types of creators. Ava is also the president and CEO of Creative Urban Solutions, a planning consultancy and neighborhood development firm that specializes in all aspects of transforming underutilized commercial and industrial buildings into inviting and generative environments for work, play, and experimentation. She earned her master’s degree in urban planning at UCLA, and you can find her actively participating in the creative habitat that she has cultivated. The Reef Key Takeaways
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