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A New Kind of Journey
11 July, 2017 @ 7:00 pm ICTFree - USD $100
‘A New Kind of Journey’ is an online programme for those whom we are meeting in real life and want to keep talking with, together in a shared online forum under protected pages at our blog. Why? To keep the dialogues moving, without degenerating into the banal that comes along when time slips away and we grow apart. Meantime, we’re also able to introduce new voices, people who are finding us and whom we are finding as we go. It’s a story of learning through chance encounters. That’s the inspiration, but you can read more about ‘A New Kind of Journey,’ at this page. Note: A real-life reception will be hosted in Phnom Penh if 2+ people join us from this city in this online programme. We can make it happen. Of course we can.
Ready to register? Then proceed directly to the registration page, here.
What’s an ‘atelier?’
Design Kompany is hosting popup zinemaking ateliers. Before fancy academic schools for art and design came along, there were ateliers. An atelier is ‘a workshop or studio used by an artist or designer.’ These are places where you can meet new and different *others* to connection remarkable ways.
ATELIERS, APPRENTICESHIPS & ARTMAKING. Encouraging hands-on learning by doing, the hosts attended to the inner strengths of each participant. Apprentices came. Artworks were made and sold. We imagine artmaking was less commodity-focused (watch the film Posthumous, for a great comment on this) and more about the experience. And for those seeking training, it wasn’t about, one might guess, the expensive tuition fees that come with ho-hum professors (jaded people who’ve forgotten the meaning of their occupation—here I recommend Art School Confidential). Perhaps it was about the magic, if I let myself be uncool and optimistic, of Art. What it can do. How it connects us, across time, and distance. Let’s *make* something. Let’s play?