Architecture

'What's your design style?' From 7 August, DK offer an 8-week online programme, ARCHITECTURE. It's designed for architects, designers and practicing 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,…

1 June | ‘Briefly in Sheffield’

A NEW ZINE, 'BRIEFLY in Sheffield,' is set to release in June. Pre-order here. Set in England, November 1998 and May 2016. Creative nonfiction based on real life encounters, S P A C E tells stories in third-person narrative. ‘Briefly in Sheffield’ is part of the larger series, S P A…

S P A C E || Zines

NEW. Zines. Creative nonfiction pieces. Are now for sale here at Design Kompany's site, exclusively. These were created at Atelier S P A C E, a popup, roving, zinemaking atelier that seeks to interconnect people in hyperlocal narratives. We write them, on the spot. With the people who take part.…

A Nomadic Existence x Dead Poets Society

VISAS. RULES. WIFI CAPACITY. Coffee, cafes, open-mindedness. Looking for the kinds of places where you can go in the world and just hang out, write, or work, from the comfort of your desk-that-goes-where-you-do? DESIGN KOMPANY is offering a short course that's completely online from 7 May called 'The Cojournal Project:…

2PiR

THIS MONTH in S P A C E, DK are sharing the new collection, Circumference. It's a selection of short articles DK had first shared in our eZine S P A C E. The pieces were written from January through December, 2016, the 'Year of the Circle.' During that time,…

S P A C E || Computing

'THEY JUST...' 'Yeah, well.' 'Well, you know I can't really judge. I've been doing the same thing all day.' 'Computing?' 'Yeah.' 'I mean, if it was ten years ago, and MA and I were hanging out having our meetups on Tuesdays like we used to, all those many lovely weeks,…

3 April | SELF

IN A PAST ISSUE OF S P A C E I WROTE, 'I STAYED UP far too late last night reading a short story about loneliness.' I had no idea this topic would come to dominate a month of real life conversations on the road in Southeast Asia over the…

S P A C E || Fresh starts

THIS IS THE BEGINNING. Again. Of a new chapter. In which __ might happen. Or not. Other things that you don't expect to happen might fall into place of __. Which means, that when we start designing these new beginnings, that we have to be open to the possibility of…

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…

Notes on Synthesis and Form

This originally appeared on our blog in 2016, and more recently, in S P A C E as a conversation-starting prompt. Amazing things came from that thread, so I wanted to share it here. Mostly for EC. AUSTRIAN-BORN architect Christopher Alexander says in Notes on Synthesis and Form, that achieving…
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