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S P A C E || Tea & philosophy
7 December @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm MYTRM50
A CONVERSATION in real life about Nothing.
Maybe it’ll truly be about nothing. Maybe everything.
Join Design Kompany’s Dipika Kohli (Google ‘There’s Not That Much Time Left’ and TEDx), and come with an open mind and ready to explore the kind of conversations that has a center, and not sides. Dialogue starts with making a space.
NEW THINKING, NEW PEOPLE. Let’s get expansive as we explore the why of being here, being here now, and maybe just being. Or just hang out and play cards. It really will depend on who shows up and what conversations emerge. Discover the art of making space for real life. Expect the unexcpected in this conversation salon, which is part of the 6-11 Programme series, Atelier S P A C E, a roving international series that gathers new and different others to discover, together, hyperlocal narratives. In real time, in real life. Short, sweet, and on point, Atelier S P A C E delivers zines as outputs from each city’s conversation series and shares them with guests of the next city’s ateliers. More about how to join Atelier S P A C E || Penang is just below.
HOW TO JOIN. Two ways to take part.
- Take part in just this session for RM 50pp. Simply RSVP by contacting DK through the form at this page. You’ll get a reply confirming your registration and you can pay on the day. (We’ll send a Programme and agenda, and also a meetpoint for the venue, which is in Georgetown).
- Or join for free when you register to access all programmes we are hosting from 6-11 December. The series Atelier S P A C E || Penang engages people to converse and connect in real life. It’s RM 450pp for an all-access pass. Find out more about Atelier S P A C E here.
‘It was nice to come by and just talk to people, in real life. I think we’re losing touch with how to communicate offline.’
—A guest of Atelier S P A C E || Penang planning meeting, 1 December 2017
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?