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…

Making more and better S P A C E

It has been four years since we began publishing our eZine, S P A C E. Which runs the gamut of topics relating to creating new, and better space, mostly the kinds that foster interpersonal dialogues that progress in a meaningful way. That doesn't have to mean lifetime friendship, or…

‘He likes duck’

‘’YOU SHOULD GO.’ ’I should! But I don’t like to do things just because of shoulda. You know that.’ ’I do. But I also know you like short films.’ ’I do! I remember getting on a train from Chiba just to go into the city to watch the Tokyo International…

S P A C E || Breakfasting

'THAT WAS GREAT.' 'It was.' 'It's good that we can still talk. A good conversation!' 'It is. It was.' 'About so many kinds of things! It keeps it new. I like that.' 'I do, too.' 'I think... I think that what's really interesting is when you can have the old…

S P A C E || Technical issue

'OH.' 'Yeah.' 'So, like, what was on it.' 'Files.' 'My files, huh. All of my files. Oh, man. The templates. For the zines. And the posters. For the zines... Oooh.' 'Yeah...' 'Did you make a backup?' *sheepishly* 'Of my profile. Yeah.' 'Oh.' 'Um.' 'I know I should have made some…

Change starts with wanting to

  PEOPLE WHO ARE ALREADY IN MOTION know that the hardest part about starting a thing is, well, starting. In classic high school Newtonian physics, the coefficient of static friction is greater than the coefficient of kinetic friction. Which means that if you had a mass on a flat surface,…

12 Feb | SELF in Bangkok

DESIGN KOMPANY's Akira Morita, Dipika Kohli, and a few others will be convening very soon in Bangkok. I wanted to extend an invitation to you today, to join us for something called SELF. Still making workshops. Still gathering people in real life spaces. Maybe you and DK first met at 'N'…

Mixing it up

SHIFTS AND NEW BEGINNINGS. It's 4PM. My time. To write. To think, to free myself of the burdens of 'obligations.' I've blocked out this time frame every week for a long time, now, and I'm very particular about holding it and keeping it, all to me. Funny that I open…

Kære København

HEJ. i wanted to tell you about a thing we are coming to make happen in CPH later this year. This is the event. 16N is a series, and it is going to be for just 16 of you. 'N' Copenhagen: NEARNESS. 'What's close? How does it affect me? KM…