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Atelier S P A C E || Phnom Penh

12 March @ 8:00 am - 19 March @ 5:00 pm


A YOUTH edition of our popup, traveling zinemaking atelier. Free for Cambodian artists, writers, designers ages 7-12, ages 12-15, and ages 16-21. Application required, limited seats. This project is generously underwritten by a sponsor who chooses to remain anonymous, plus members of our online community, S P A C E. We will report the conversations shared, stories co-creates, and conversations that emerge by permission through our online forums with those who are engaged with DK in current circles. Find out more about S P A C E here. Apply for a seat at Atelier S P A C E through the form below. English and Khmer.



12 March @ 8:00 am
19 March @ 5:00 pm
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Cafe Amazinglies
Phnom Penh, Cambodia


Design Kompany

What’s an ‘atelier?’

An atelier is a workshop or studio used by an artist or designer. Design Kompany’s ateliers are hosted by Akira Morita and Dipika Kohli.

ATELIERS, APPRENTICESHIPS & ARTMAKING. Design Kompany is hosting popup zinemaking ateliers. Before fancy academic schools for art and design came along, there were ateliers. Encouraging hands-on learning by doing. Apprentices came. Artworks were made and sold. DK imagine artmaking was less commodity-focused* 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? View gallery >

*Watch the film Posthumous, for a great comment on this.