S P A C E | Singapore, ‘The Prospect of Beauty’

  S P A C E | Singapore, ‘The Prospect of Beauty’ launches today in S P A C E, our crowdfunded, no-ads, member-supported weekly digital zine. Since we’re almost finished with our first 12-issue set, ‘A Philosophy of the Moment,’ it’s a good time to take a pause and try to grasp what the […]

Zinemaking atelier in Singapore: Atelier S P A C E | Singapore

RETURNING TO SINGAPORE for the second-ever popup salon-cum-zinemaking atelier, Atelier S P A C E. This time, we’ve got a bunch of zines to show from our travels to Finland, Malaysia, Cambodia, and the UK. This is a chance to engage very deeply and meaningfully with a very small group of people: just 4. You’ll […]

Arts & Letters Society Kuala Lumpur

DK and friends together co-host a very special, once-off conversation salon at the National Gallery in Kuala Lumpur. This is a conversation salon about design, as well as a chance to pop in together to see the exhibition ‘Contemporary Design.’ Meet us at the 2F of the National Gallery at PCLO Cafe. (When you go up […]

Letter from the Editor

WELCOME. S P A C E is where you are. S P A C E is an eZine, a print zine, and a series of real life ateliers. It looks like this. We are making these ateliers. WHY MAKE SPACE. We are doing this because we love new people, new places, and sharing from our 20 […]

Lifehack

LEARN DESIGN KOMPANY’s top 4 tools to uncover the answer to a very important question: What will be your legacy? SUMMARY. Here’s what it is. Get four top tools from our toolkit, which DK’s creative directors developed in-house over more than 10 years while working with different kinds of people and engaging with their unique […]

The Final Stretch || Atelier S P A C E

11AM-12PM National Museum The Final Stretch Here is when you’ll finalize the pieces. All completed works will be turned in at this point to your hosts at DK. We will leave you for the afternoon.

The Morning Announcements || Atelier S P A C E

11AM-2PM National Library The Morning Announcements + The Workbook Here we go. Take the time together in small groups, to explore ideas. Come up with something that you want to focus on for the 8-page zine. Writing, illustration, photography, collage, and other media are some of the areas you can choose from to focus on, […]

Atelier S P A C E || Singapore

PHYSICIST and Nobel Prizewinner Richard Feynman said, ‘I think it’s much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong. I have approximate answers and possible beliefs and different degrees of certainty about different things, but I’m not absolutely sure of anything and there are many things I don’t know […]

Tonight in Singapore! A 3-day zinemaking popup atelier begins

LAST CALL to register for Atelier S P A C E in Singapore. Tickets for the 3-day atelier are SGD $180. Register here. We are ready, and we are set. Look forward to meeting our registered guests tonight at the *secret meetpoint* at the National Gallery. S P A C E. Meantime, if you are […]

‘What is a zine, though?’

EARLIER THIS WEEK, in the regular Tuesday posting of our subscription eZine S P A C E, I wrote all about my feelings connected to this picture. So very many angles here, in one frame. It is a highly personal story, not for public consumption here, but it is hitting the notes that play a […]

The Art of Not Knowing || Atelier S P A C E pre-event

A conversation salon for just a handful of people at ‘the blue hour.’ Read more about it at the event page, here. THE BLUE HOUR is the time after the sun goes below the horizon and the sky goes into deep blue for a while. That’s the magic hour: it’s a photographer’s dream. Join Design […]

Being here now

I STAYED UP far too late last night reading a short story about loneliness. Some part of me was totally depressed reading how the main character was so lonely he paid someone to watch him on the video stream on his laptop. But then, going around this gleaming city each day, watching people with their […]

Journey to S P A C E

IT IS SUNDAY. Laying low, conversations are being kept to a min. It’s that kind of mood, here, what with throngs of people out and about soaking up the city at the weekend. I remember this. All my city travels were like this… the weekend is when you really want to keep it to a […]

Battambang vis-a-vis Singapore

JUST LANDED. It’s been quite a shift for sure, from Cambodia, and we have a hefty notebookful of things to say that we will hold off on saying until we meet in real life, for Authorities might not like us making Off the Cuff Statements (and we should also refrain from Generalizations and/or Snap Judgments). […]

Make a Zine || Atelier S P A C E pre-event

LEARN HOW TO FOLD an 8-page zine, in this short all-ages workshop with Design Kompany. Bring: scissors, an A4 paper, and things you’d like to collage together. Inspired by the Tate Modern’s International Zine Month programme, you’ll have a chance to make your own zine in response to works, artworks, and themes in the National […]

The Prospect of Beauty || Atelier S P A C E pre-event

Join DK and very small handful of others at this new, and different, style of conversation salon. Our theme is ‘The Prospect of Beauty’. Discover the parlor games ‘Art of Not Knowing’ and ‘Excerpts of Note,’ as shared in similar small scale salons in Tokyo, London, New York and Hanoi. Welcoming the very curious and […]

The Excerpts of Note || Atelier S P A C E pre-event

GATHER WITH DK and a handful of guests in the conversation salon, ‘Excerpts of Note’ in Singapore on 1 November. You’ll get a chance to explore, offline, with others some of the less often-shared quotes, stories, and inspirations that we’ll invite each of you to bring to share. This is a self-selecting group, and a […]

Details of our 10-12 November weekend atelier in Singapore

DISCOVER ATELIER S P A C E || Singapore 10-12 November, 2017 Mentioned at: SingLit Station,  The A List and CityNomads ‘What is this about?’ MAKE A ZINE. Something quick, but lasting, with world-traveling, genre-bending, art-design-literary conversationalists. In just three days, you will collaboratively make an 8-page zine out of what we share with each other, and thin […]

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 […]

Cojournal17

WHAT IF WRITING could be a *shared experience?* DK x Kismuth invite you to join us for the Cojournal Project. In which you will meet a very small circle of others (just 4) interested in making time and space each week to write. It’s not that you have to quit everything you are doing, but […]

‘Curious and intrigued’, a note from Singapore

NEXT MONTH IN SINGAPORE, DK are going to be hosting a popup, weekend zinemaking salon, Atelier S P A C E || Singapore. It’s not quite what, I think, fits into the usual programme of ‘writer event, go to the library,’ and ‘design event, go to a conference,’ and ‘open space, that’s some kind of […]

Getting going with Atelier S P A C E

NEXT STOP, Singapore. Talking with people in design, publishing, writing, photography, illustration, networking as much as I can right now (online) before I get there (early November) to *make it happen*. I’m really looking forward to making a go of this, it’s been a long time in the works trying to discover how to get […]