Exploring the world of theme park design and imagineering

Mel McGowan, Freddy Martin & friends discuss theme park design with themed entertainment industry experts.

6: Poverty Encounter


6: Poverty Encounter

This is a very special episode about a brand new themed attraction (opened 12/8/18) that is sure to do more than immerse or entertain. It could change the world. Our guest is Alissa Whiteley, Director of Poverty Encounter, a walk-through educational exhibit that transports guests to scenes of extreme poverty around the world. Alissa previously directed the Air Force One Discovery Center at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library which received a TEA Thea award in 2009. Poverty Encounter is close to our hearts because Mel and Freddy led creative direction of the project early on and are super excited to see it finally come to life.

Visit Poverty Encounter: www.povertyencounter.org.

Follow Poverty Encounter: On Instagram @povertyencounter and on Twitter @CHFpoverty.

Our guest for today is Alissa Whiteley.

Show hosts: Mel McGowan  & Freddy Martin      

Show design & production: Barry R. Hill                               

Theme music composed by Rob Watson, closing music by the Lost Dogs.

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Categories | design


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