The Village II

THE VILLAGE is an online conversation salon. It’s by invitation. It’s for people whose paths we are crossing, and with whom we’d like to develop a continued correspondence. This time, themed around the idea of The Village. Together we will ask, in this 12-week sequence, ‘To which tribe do I belong?’ Mixing our experiences and […]

Nomad life of artist-wanderers

FOUND THIS. From Culture360: In 1996 Michael Haerdter of Berlin’s Künstlerhaus Bethanien called artists “post-modern nomads” or “wanderers between cultures”.  Migrating artists, he said, “belong with the many transcultural messengers of a world whose keywords are nomadism and globalism.” Goes on to say the fact that we see the invention (and spreading about) of residential art […]

Writing and hiding and autocorrecting in S P A C E

TURNING ATTENTION BACK TO THE CLOUD, in recent days. The ‘N’ in Hanoi was too, too fun. I want to take a nice long break from making more events, outside of the ‘Secret Event’ series here in Phnom Penh, that is. (More on our fb. I’m sure there are some links there now*.) What I […]

Chance Encounters in Phnom Penh

  AFTER HOSTING THE JUNE SERIES OF EVENTS in Hanoi, DK are back in Phnom Penh as a team and curious to discover new people who might be newly arriving here. We just reset all our mailing lists, but there’s a new conversation salon that is getting underway and some of us are in Phnom […]

A Poetic Narrative, by ‘N’ Hanoi

ON 27 JUNE 2017 in Hanoi, a mix of exactly 16 people got together for ’16N’, a traveling conversation salon on a theme that starts with an ‘N’. This time, our topic was NARRATIVE. ‘What are the stories we tell to the world? Which ones do we tell ourselves?’ and other questions popped to place […]

A New Kind of Journey

WELCOME. ‘A New Kind of Journey’ is an online programme for those whom we are meeting in real life and want to keep talking with, together in a shared online forum under protected pages at our blog. Why? To keep the dialogues moving, without degenerating into the banal that comes along when time slips away […]

The basics (and a compass)

REALIGNING WITH THE TEAM, here at DK World Headquarters in Phnom Penh. In Cambodia, where there is a slight breeze and the soft sound of humming constructions and light traffic. Traffic… that’s a given in PP, sure, so I’m not going to complain, especially with the influx of cars. Very popular. Cars. But this week, […]

The things to come

  ***   WAKING UP IN A NEW PLACE, not the train and not the bus and not the old house(s). Back in Phnom Penh, but seeing it from new angles. Ahead? It’ll be a different adventure, now, from this point forward. Different people to meet, different scenery to note. I think even new foods […]

The invitation

USED TO THINK that ‘N’ was about pushing back on the culture of maybe, way back in 2015 when the idea of orchestrating 16N, a 16-way blind date was just a sketch on a napkin. But, that was early days. Now, with the learnings from previous ‘N’ salons in Phnom Penh, Bangkok and London, I […]

What happens at ‘N’

IT IS SUNDAY, 11.20AM, here in Hanoi just west of the Botanical Gardens. Not too hot, and I have one hour to get all the information together for everyone who is registering for ‘N’ Hanoi. I’m going to share the meetpoint, now confirmed, and set everything up for everyone who is making a commitment to […]

Registration page for ‘N’ Hanoi: NARRATIVE

TODAY IS THE DAY. Registration page is up for ‘N’ Hanoi. Related: What is ‘N?’ > Related: Pushing Back on the Culture of Maybe > For ‘N’ in Hanoi, our theme is NARRATIVE. ‘What are the stories we tell to the world? What are the ones we tell to ourselves?’ ‘N’ is an invite-only event […]

A new kind of journey

‘I’M LOOKING forward to this; my first interactive book-course-workshop-salon.’ ‘Your wha’?’ ‘I know. It’s weird.’ ‘Is it on facebook?’ ‘Uh…. Yes. Kind of.’ Discover the details when you join us for ‘A little S P A C E’

Origin Ho Chi Minh City

Description ORIGIN: ‘What is fromness?’ is inspired by ‘Ask me where I’m local’ by Taiye Selasi: ‘When someone asks you where you’re from … do you sometimes not know how to answer?’ (Watch the talk here.) Selasi speaks for “multi-local” people. In other words, people who feel at home in the town where they grew […]

The Village

A CONVERSATION SALON in virtual spaces about family, fromness, and the journeys that interweave. A 12-week programme. Starts 1 June. Application required. Limited seats. How did this get organized? ‘A lot of people have been in correspondence with me through the last few years about ** family ** and I thought it might be neat […]

SELF Ha Noi

MAKE A SPACE for reflection in this relaxed, prompt-led evening workshop. SELF offers you a chance for you to discover, along with a small group of new and different others, a Concept of You. Built from 10 years of experience designing brand identities for curious and inquiring people in Seattle and, more recently, hosting conversation […]

Discovering Origin

A CONTINUATION in virtual space of conversations near and far about things related to ‘fromness.’ Where are we from, what that means to us each individually, how multi-local identities shape who we are. This is a build on something that we had run online last year, a series of 12 conversation starting prompts designed to […]

Meet me in Vientiane: ‘N’ is NEXT

16N gathers 16 strangers in real life. To talk about a thing that starts with an ‘N’…   ‘N’ Vientiane: NEXT LET’S MEET IN REAL LIFE. Just 16 people. To talk together about the idea of ‘NEXT.’ This is the idea of 16N: to gather people whose paths might not have otherwise have crossed. Briefly. […]

When time stops

SOMETHING HAPPENED. Yesterday, a watch stopped. Hers. 7.45PM. This was the second time this kind of thing had happened. That is, a watch stopping. That time, his. 8.15PM. Both times, in the middle of a superb conversation that, really, slowed into a moment. Conversations with people that I had just met. That day, or a few days prior. […]