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9 February, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


ORIGIN: ‘What is fromness?’ is inspired by ‘Ask me where I’m local’ by Taiye Selasi: ‘When someone asks you where you’re from … do you sometimes not know how to answer?’ (Watch the talk here.) Selasi speaks for “multi-local” people. In other words, people who feel at home in the town where they grew up, the city they live now and maybe another place or two. How can I come from a country?, she asks. How can a human being come from a concept?’

Origin: What is ‘fromness?’

Join Design Kompany in an informal setting for a conversation salon, ‘Origin.’ We’ll be talking about questions that help us all reflect on self-identity, whereness, and the notion of ‘where I am from.’

We’re making invitations to people from a wide mix of backgrounds, and planning to host you in a small scale and intimate conversation space. Discover people whose paths you might not have crossed. Who are interested in taking a good, honest look at questions like: Who am I? Where am I ‘from?’ Who is my family? Where is my home?

These are questions that, we learned at Origin in Phnom Penh’s salon, and at Origin in Hanoi, too, truly open the heart. And help us learn more about one another, as well as ourselves. Come with an open mind, ready for a great conversation. You just never know what’s going to happen, whom you’ll meet, or what you’ll learn. Maximum 8. Advance bookings only.


9 February, 2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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