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S P A C E || Chess & coffee

5 December @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm MYT

MEET DESIGN KOMPANY for an informal conversation and perhaps, if you are keen, a game of chess. We are into fast chess, the serious kind, so get your game on and come and say hi. I will bring this sign, and this book (pictured). RM 20. Free for guests of Atelier S P A C E || Penang. (Discover more about Atelier S P A C E here).

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Date:
5 December
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11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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*Secret location*

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Design Kompany

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?

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