21 July | A festival of the zine in Kärsämäki

ARE YOU IN FINLAND? Great. Join Design Kompany and new friends in Kärsämäki for a once-off event, a Festival of The Zine. Celebrating International Zine Day, this will take place in various venues on Saturday, 21 July. What are zines? Zines are independently published periodicals. They are not fancy, nor are they mainstream. Rather,…

S P A C E update

FOR JULY CONVERSATIONS ONLINE, our workshops will also tie in with real life events. You'll have a chance to contribute to some anthologies for the fall, and meet people we're working with here in Finland, too. It's been really cool so far hosting online workshops like 'The Mirror,' and salons like…

The Mirror Section Z

DK ARE INVITING a handful of new guests to participate in our online forum-workshop, The Mirror. Just six spots, details are here. (Note: a new eligibility requirement applies, please apply only if you’re new to DK in 2018.) New. That’s what we like, around here. Keeps it interesting. Airy. Fresh.  …

Introducing J A Z Z

'What's your music like?' DK offer an 8-week online programme, JAZZ. It's designed for jazz artists who want to be able to succinctly, genuinely, and meaningfully answer this question for new audiences. First impressions count. You only get 11 second to make that first impression, according to a friend in software…

16 April | STAMMTISCH in Phnom Penh

STAMMTISCH is MONDAY. Guest artist Mike Dynamo will talk with us about music and writing. More below. Ticket registration page is here.   Salons: What are they? Design Kompany hosts conversation salons. This is what it looks like. Pictured, from left: 'The State of Publishing' in Durham NC with Mercury Studio,…

Atelier S P A C E || Kuala Lumpur

JOIN DK in KL this May for a short, popup zinemaking atelier. Atelier S P A C E is an international series in which people meet to work on an 8-page zine, together. Be a part of the international conversations unfolding in real life, online forums, and at these workshops.…

Breakfast in Cambodia

Breakfast in Cambodia (Kismuth Books // 2016) is the story of finding orderliness and a firm sense of self in the midst of a whirl of mixed identities. Author Dipika Kohli (NPR, TEDx) explores, with a meander and a style that doesn't fit into a specific traditional genre, what it's like…

A new SELF

A NEW MAILING LIST. A new plan for 2018. Redesigning behind the scenes. Innovate or die. Check. Now that some things have been left behind, like a little zine pictured hiding here for someone to discover, DK are ready to host a new thing. SELF. Well it's not really new. It…

Designing the next

Update: April 12. Very warm thank-you to those who helped me think carefully about the writing for the letter to ask for funds for the Finland programme. I am going to circle back to you individually, so hang on there for a bit, and I will give you the personal report on what's…
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