Events for 13 February, 2018
See if this sounds like you... Bored with working solo? Finding the forced community frameworks of coworking, working, school, societal programs, weird expectations imposed on you, and even home to be stifling? Looking for a place to connect, converse, and discover new ideas with people you might not usually interact with? And does the idea […]Find out more »
A CONVERSATION. This is a chance to talk about the work you create, in words. 'You need to be able to talk intelligently about your work,' said one of our photographer friends in New York. It almost seems like if you google 'artist statement' you will get a bunch more advice about the how of […]Find out more »
A POPUP CONVERSATION salon, with snippets from our 2014-2017 highlights from the ezine, S P A C E. We will be hosting this in real life at a venue in Bangkok to be shared with registered guests only. Free with RSVP. To RSVP, contact DK through the form here.Find out more »
ORIGIN: 'What is fromness?' is inspired by 'Ask me where I'm local' by Taiye Selasi: 'When someone asks you where you're from … do you sometimes not know how to answer?' (Watch the talk here.) Selasi speaks for "multi-local" people. In other words, people who feel at home in the town where they grew up, […]Find out more »
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.