Zining in Finland II

CONTINUING. To make. Zines, mostly, in June. July looks different. July has a different feeling to it. The flowers are changing. The fragrances, too. I feel like I'm a teenager again: staying up really late, talking to people about everything, joking, cutting up paper and sending little notes out into…

Making time for tea and friends

'SO YOU'VE TRAVELED the world.' 'Um.' 'You have.' 'Um.' 'You've been everywhere, DK. You lived in... Japan, in Cambodia... where you wrote Breakfast in Cambodia, am I correct?, yes, I thought you had said that, and of course the places where you grew up, too. You have seen and done…

Tokyo’s zine scene

SPANNING THE JAPAN TIMES, looking for news about the world in publications outside of my usual circuit (and also curious what they would say about Japan's appearance yesterday at World Cup, because, wow, what a show), I found a cool article about the zine scene in Japan. That was unexpected!…

A Slow Moment begins

THE CELEBRATIONS CONTINUE. Midsummer happened. The all-night party (in which the sun doesn't set, which makes it easier) continued on into the next day, spilling into the following week. A small going-away last night for those shuffling out (June ends) and a small, curious anticipation today. That's because a handful…

DK’s new relational aesthetics

OOO. I LOVE THIS STUFF. Relational aesthetics. Will tell you in a second how I came to know about this term, 'relational aesthetics.' I am jazzed about it. Why? Because other people have also been interested in a thing that interests me. Even if these are academic people, art critics, or, gaw,…

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…

Midsummer in Finland

SURE IS BRIGHT. I'm still saying that. And it's been three weeks. What are stars, again? What is the dark sky? How does it feel to look up into the black? Remembering. Practicing today. The slow moment. I found this emoji 'white nights' on a page with all-Finnish emojis... Very…

The writing process

'SHOW, don't tell.' That's the advice writers get when we are starting to write. I think that's pretty marvelous advice, except, um. We're writing. So how do you 'show?' Well, it's a good thing I brought the new camera. I'm borrowing it. From BOSS. It has a bunch of cool…

Pienoislehtityöpaja

PIENOISLEHTIEN TEKEMINEN on Suomessa vielä harvinainen harrastus. Työpajajassa tutustut lehtien tekemisen mahdollisuuksiin ja opit taittelemanan ja tekemään uniikkeja tai monistettavia vihkosia. Sisältö voi olla kuvia, tekstiä tai ehkäpä pieni tarina. Millaisen lehden sinä voisit tehdä? Pajaan osallistuminen ei vaadi aiempaa kokemusta tai valmista ideaa. Ohjaajina taiteilijat Dipika Kohli, Design Kompany (US). Ohjaus suomesksi…