Popup: Atelier S P A C E | Hanoi

Design Kompany is hosting Atelier S P A C E | Hanoi for a small group of curious and creative people to collaborate to make a zine. WHAT WILL HAPPEN. You’ll connect with one another to find the story that we’ll then pack together into a 16-page printed zine. Walk away with a chance to […]

S P A C E | Rīga

Readers, writers, designers, artists, curators, and publishers: this is S P A C E. At this once-off event, you can meet Design Kompany and the friends here whom we have discovered while in Rīga for the last six weeks. You’ll be able to: learn about self-publishing, and tap into DK’s 20+ years of writing and working independently. […]

Atelier S P A C E | Riga

Make a ‘zine’ with DK. Get to know more about the DIY-style of publishing a mini-magazine. Techniques, templates, samples and demonstrations are all part of this short, sweet creative workshop that has been traveling Southeast Asia and N. Europe since 2017. Discover S P A C E, the conversations and the zines. Make, take, converse, […]

Art of Conversation

Meet DK in real life for conversation about whatever we discover about one another, when we make time for real life. And some really incredible cakes. Join DK for this short and sweet real-life popup conversation party. Small. Cozy. Relaxing. No need to prepare anything, come with an open mind and a story to share. […]

The glory and quietness of DIY publishing

THIS WAS ORIGINALLY going to be a protected-page post. I didn’t want to get all corny about this whole DIY publishing thing. The scene. The strange feeling of having a thing that you want to share, but realizing that no one is readily around to hear it. And wondering if you are really on to […]

S P A C E | KL, ‘Kaunter Tiket’

This is an exclusive for members of S P A C E. To become a member, subscribe to our weekly digital zine, S P A C E. You can do this on our crowdfunding page. That page is here. KAUNTER TIKET. This issue is a graphic update to our first zine from Kuala Lumpur, this is […]

Atelier S P A C E | Phnom Penh

LET’S TALK ABOUT work. How we discover, find, and make new connections for meaningful work. Let’s cover all of the ways ‘value’ is exchanged. Be it through the mutual interest that leads to the sharing of new, fresh ideas, or unexpected input that develops the shape of thinking that comes from places that might not […]

Prototyping S P A C E in Gangtok, India

LIFE. STORIES. Multiple, divergent, intersecting, and contradicting pluralities of narratives: the things we are pursuing here are not so much about gathering outcomes and publishing stuff that sounds and looks interesting (but has no content); rather, we want to invite into our innermost circles, in S P A C E, the exact kinds of new […]

Point and Line to Plane

FOR THE FIRST TIME, probably in a long time, instead of a long ramble, I’m going to tell you a story. About the time I met L. The reason I want to bring this up is manyfold, but begins and ends, I think, in Kuala Lumpur. Which is where I have just returned to, and […]

What I learned from Ireland about how to make space

I REMEMBER going to the Cork Jazz Festival in the 2000s and being irritated that it was sponsored by a beer company. That wasn’t the worst part, though. It was the way people acted. Maybe they just didn’t like jazz. Okay, okay. I know it’s a niche thing, sort of. Fine. But… what was it […]

Atelier S P A C E || Kärsämäki

MAKE A ZINE with just eight people. Meet new people. Make a publication. Short, sweet, and on the spot. Join us at Atelier S P A C E || Kärsämäki.  DESIGN KOMPANY are hosting a popup workshop, Atelier S P A C E, at Kärsämäki in Finland. This is a zinemaking atelier. It will kick […]

Atelier S P A C E || Helsinki

MAKE A ZINE. Up to 8 people will be selected to participate in this once-off, popup atelier that doubles as a conversation salon. You will find people who are interested in discovering the way conversations can help us find a central theme, and then, together with those guests, you will make an 8-page zine. A […]

Atelier S P A C E || Helsinki

MAKE A ZINE, with just 8 others. In this popup atelier that gathers people who want to work together to make a short publication. Writers, designers, artists, illustrators, and other creatives are welcome to apply. Be a part of the international conversation. Atelier S P A C E is creating zines in a limited edition […]

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. It’s pretty fun, light, conversational, […]

Arts & Letters Society | Kuala Lumpur

Two dates. April 25, and May 25. Follow the instructions on this page to find out what is going on, the agenda, and meet point for this twice-off event in Kuala Lumpur. (Friends of Design Kompany will have a pretty good idea of it if you’ve heard us talk about ‘N’.)

What reflection, the right architecture, a feeling and other humans can inspire

Reposted from instagram. Follow #atelierspacesg It was November 2014. I snapped this pic in a public space in #Singapore, thinking, ‘I wish someone would meet me here and look out at this view with me, not a friend but a random architecture-design-art-writer acquaintance-for-this-hour.’ Not too intense, but interested in the new things, still curious, as […]