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SELF: An online workshop
15 August @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm ICT$160
SELF is an online workshop, hosted by Design Kompany’s Dipika Kohli (TEDx ‘There’s Not That Much Time Left,’ editor of S P A C E and author at Kismuth Books).
SELF is a 100% online programme, with no scheduled appointments or video conferencing at all. It’s just email correspondence. A virtual circle of people who are interested in: taking stock; considering future directions; evaluating what’s most important to themselves; and discovering, through reflection and writing, just why.
Read more, and register, here.
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?