During the meetings, there is usually a high success rate of performing magic because people tend to try harder with others around.
Cheung created Bagels with Ben, an initiative where he invites students from his classes to eat bagels each week and to talk about life in a casual, low-stakes environment outside of class time.
“With globalization, local traditions become more attractive again,” he said. “… [Oktoberfest] became a little, compartmentalized marketing tool, which you could then export into other places.”
When asked why it took so long for the inauguration ceremony to occur after The Shadow was completed, Shalev-Gerz stated that she had originally wanted the inauguration to occur in April 2017, but was cautioned that students would be writing final exams.
“I think a lot of talent gets pushed out. But what has remained is actually quite strong – there’s so many neat designers here, and I’m just so happy to be counted among one of them right now, which is awesome.”