Sarah Forbes Interview: PSFK SALON at Soho House NY: Happiness

Sarah Forbes Interview: PSFK SALON at Soho House NY: Happiness

The curator of the Museum of Sex shares thoughts about her work and the relationship between human sexuality and happiness.

Dan Gould
  • 24 november 2010

PSFK is the go to source for new ideas for creative business. Our events bring to life the discussion that takes place everyday on our site with a focus on particular areas of innovation.

On the morning of November 30th, PSFK will host a salon at Soho House New York, where we will examine innovative ideas around happiness. We spoke with Sarah Forbes, curator of the Museum of Sex, who will talk about the relationship between human sexuality and happiness.

Get tickets here: PSFK SALON at Soho House NY: Happiness

What are you working on right now?

Right now the main project I am working on at the Museum is an exhibition on sex and comics launching in Mid January. I am also deeply involved in my own new personal project, a blog called For me, this has become the center of my professional happiness. It is a very empowering thing taking your personal and professional interests and turning them toward a project that is all your own.

What does happiness mean to you, and how does it play into the work that you do?

Happiness if being fulfilled, active, engaged and loved. Sex is tied to identity and politics of orientation, which of course as tied to happiness. Being able to be oneself, enjoy one’s sexual desires is a part of the whole framework of happiness. My job has little to do with financial gain and centers on my desire to always be learning. I am constantly exposed to new content via media, arts, books etc and I have the unique pleasure of transforming this into content that is educational, entertaining and socially responsible. As a curator, I work closely with designers, which allows me to a creative outlet in addition to my educational mission. In essence, my job is never boring and every few months I am working on a new project.

Other speakers include:

Dr. Jay Parkinson – founder of Hello Health and The Future Well, who will speak on happiness through healthy living

Graham Hill – founder of Treehugger, who will speak on happiness through responsible living

Steven Dean – organizer of Quantifed Self NY, who will share thoughts on happiness through informed living

Gretchin Rubin – author of The Happiness Project, who will share her learnings from a year test-driving studies and theories about how to be happier.

Adrian Belic – flimmaker behind Genghis Blus and the documentary HAPPY, who will speak on his travels across 14 countries to uncover the mysteries of happiness.

PSFK SALON at Soho House NY: Happiness

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