Make/Work Episode 31: Aurora Tang

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In episode 31 Make/Work, host Scott Pinkmountain speaks with researcher/curator Aurora Tang. Tang splits her time between Los Angeles, working as the Program Director at the Center for Land Use Interpretation, and Joshua Tree, where she’s the Managing Director of High Desert Test Sites.

As someone who’s built a career around thinking about sustainability for artists and arts organizations, how they can survive, how they should be funded, what they should provide for society, Tang is in many ways the perfect person to appear on Make/Work.

It’s crazy to think that one person’s time can be worth so much more than another person’s time.

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Listen to Episode 31 (and subscribe to Make/Work!) now in iTunes. Or get the direct download. And you can now get Make/Work through Stitcher.

Every creative laborer has a different story to tell about how they negotiate their relationship between their creative work and their paycheck and how they balance their lives to sustain their creative practice. In Make/Work, Scott will speak with emerging and established artists working in a wide range of creative mediums about how they survive, how they make a living, and how they maintain their work over the long term. New episodes will be released the third Thursday of every month.


Scott Pinkmountain is a writer and musician living in California. He is the creator and host of The History Channeler comedy podcast and has written for This American Life, A Public Space, HTMLGIANT, and other publications. He has also released dozens of albums of both instrumental music and songs including the recent No Country Music. He can be found at http://www.scottpinkmountain.com/. More from this author →