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Zinery & Finery

16 March @ 8:00 am - 18 March @ 5:00 pm


DK ARE IN PHNOM PENH in mid-March to host something called ‘Zinery & Finery.’ Are you in the fashion industry? Do you publish? Are you curious about meeting other creatives in Phnom Penh? Hosted with Design Phnom Penh and Akira Morita, we are gathering those whose paths we have crossed in the last four years while based in this city. It’s a marvelous thing to watch people whose work we love interacting together in real life spaces. Something that we used to do when we had an office and then a house in Seattle in Capitol Hill. So many parties, so many conversations. Sometimes with champagne, sometimes with balloons (remember POP? The helium tank?) That kind of thing. This time we welcome you to RSVP for ‘Zinery & Finery.’ It’s free for people who work in the creative industries full-time apart from any organizations or agencies. Otherwise, it’s $25. Kindly RSVP through the form below and we will send details of where this is. (Hint: Our studio). Advance bookings only. Ticket sales close 15 March. No ‘oh I just wanna stop by and see if it’s interesting and then decide’ mumbo-jumbo. It’s much more intimate than that. Max 10.



16 March @ 8:00 am
18 March @ 5:00 pm
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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.