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S P A C E || Art and design

10 February @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


A CONVERSATION salon on the process of creating. When is it art? When is it design? Meeting people in Penang through the sheer brute force method of showing up and hosting the thing that is Atelier S P A C E, back in December, got us connected to quite a few kinds of people. Many in design. Or art. Writing… Not so much. We found out that the creative writing scene is rather underdeveloped; owing to the fact that a lot of people associate ‘writing’ when writing in English with resume-writing. Fair enough. You have to write convincing cover letters, and CVs, to get jobs. I get it. So we are going to put Writing off to the side for this event. A conversation salon with some interactive components (as usual) which will not involve a pen or paper. (But if you have things to cut, paste, collage, and an extra pair of scissors, that could be fun to bring along.) Your ticket will come with a special gift, which you’ll see what it is, on the day. This event will be held at a secret location in George Town Penang. Tickets are RM 65 per person, exclusive of food or drinks. Limited to just 8 people. Note: RSVP required. Kindly RSVP by February 8. Details of venue to be shared with RSVP’d guests, only. To RSVP, send us a note through this form:



10 February
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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*Secret location*


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.