Samantha Culp is a California-born writer, curator and creative producer currently based in Shanghai. She has spent the past 8 years in greater China, first in Hong Kong, then in Beijing/Shanghai, with research and residency ties to Fujian, Bangkok, and Tokyo. Her writing has appeared in publications such as Artforum, Bidoun, TimeOut Hong Kong, and The South China Morning Post, and as a contributing editor of Chinese art magazine LEAP (艺术节). Samantha is the founder and director of New Territories, an experimental studio for research and production, which develops projects and events spanning art, cinema, and design. Recent works include “Short Stays”, a series of short films by indie filmmakers sponsored by a Beijing boutique hotel, a year of cultural programming and consulting for creative agency Wieden+Kennedy Shanghai, and the inaugural edition of Tulou Open House, a site-specific creative experiment, residency, and conference at a traditional tulou in rural Fujian Province. In 2012 she was co-curator of “No More Westerns“, the 23rd edition of the Impakt Media Arts Festival in Utrecht, Netherlands.