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S P A C E x Gastro Coffee

6 January @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


OUR FIRST COLLABORATION in Malaysia is with Gastro Coffee in Melaka. On Saturday we will head there to host a small, cozy conversation salon exploring self, identity, goals, career paths, options, and pressures that one must skirt to realize who we really ar. All in one packed hour. The story will be shared only in person, in real life, there and then. No documenting, this one. Keeping it cozy, low key, and real.


6 January
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Gastro Coffee Bar
Melaka, Malaysia


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.