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S P A C E || Chess & coffee

5 December, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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, 2017
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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*Secret location*

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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.