Looking back, looking forwards

We did some good work together, in 2018-2019 in creative circles in S P A C E.

Pretty neat.

Four 12-volume sets:

  • S P A C E | Winter 2018-2019, ‘A Philosophy of the Moment’
  • S P A C E | Spring 2019, ‘The Book of New Things’
  • S P A C E | Summer 2019, ‘In the Vernacular’
  • S P A C E | Autumn 2019, ‘Trust the Process’

The issues so far are all in our online store.

Sketching a schedule for S P A C E | Winter 2019-2020, ‘Project Epicurus.’ It’s here.

 

 

Five percent battery

I’m writing because I have to. I want to write about it. The things to come, in interactive spaces. But it’s so late, and there’s no battery, hardly, and I’m really fatigued from a lot of movement today that included buses and other things and I’m tired. Plus in one ear I am getting half a conversation that I don’t really want to be in, because I’m writing this, to you. Is this how it is? Are we all perpetually half distracted? I don’t like that. I cannot focus and I hate not being able to focus when I write. Oh, but it’s vaguely quiet now. So here I am, also kind of amped up, because, wow. Email. Came through, lots of things, in threads and pieces, disparate ones but singing in the same motion. There is something afoot, and it feels right. More in the innermost conversation spaces, for those who are opting in.

S P A C E | Winter 2019-2020

‘Project Epicurus’


E X P L O R I N G _ T H E _ A E S T H E T I C S
of
Artful Living

Times, shifts, curiosity about new people and new ways of thinking, and the general crisscross of emails and vague fragments of thoughts are what we write and share about in S P A C E Works are creative nonfiction short stories, co-created with members of Design Kompany’s team both in Phnom Penh and in the places where we have been, and connected meaningfully with others, through our two-year roving popup, Atelier S P A C E.



Publication schedule

prologues

3 Dec

S P A C E | Kuala Lumpur, ‘Prologues’

10 Dec

S P A C E | Kuala Lumpur, ‘Project Epicurus’

17 Dec

S P A C  E | Kuala Lumpur, ‘Miniparty’

28 Dec

Rooftop Philosophy in Phnom Penh

 

 


encounters

31 Dec

S P A C E | Phnom Penh, ‘The Mirror’

7 Jan

S P A C E | Phnom Penh, ‘Design Thinking’

14 Jan

S P A C E | Kraków, ‘Tomasz’

 

 


dream

21 Jan

S P A C E | ‘The Muse’

28 Jan

S P A C E | Blatnica, ‘New Amperes’

4 Feb

S P A C E | Starý Smokovec, ‘Ahoj’’

 

 


poetry

11 Feb

S P A C E | ‘The Years Between Us’

18 Feb

S P A C E | Huế, ‘The Book of New Things’


26 Feb

S P A C E | київ, ‘White Noise’

 

 


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Art: Aubrey Beardsley. Click to see DK’s next projects, in S P A C E.

‘Dear Diary’

I am on the road. I was writing and thinking, taking it in, slowly. The things. The very many things. It has been some time but I have circled to places I have been before, and been recognized, quite surprising, this, on the street, at the bus station terminals, you wouldn’t believe it. But the thing is that no matter we go, and whom we meet, whatever distances we travel, however worn our shoes, the truth is, and this is really starting to become a shining star in the sea of black: people smile.

People smile when they see someone they haven’t seen for a while. ‘I remember you’ is there, sometimes in words, sometimes in gestures, or a great wave, like the one I got a few days ago, from someone who likes to sit at a bench at a particular place in a particular street at a particular time of day. In a city I had not been in for two full years. Yet there we were. Chance got me back there, or something. In this moment, exactly this one, with his very genuine smile, authentic and wide and almost like he wanted to get up and hug me because isn’t that what you do, when you see one another again?, in this lonely, large existence?, it was just right there and then with the humidity all a glut and yet!, there and then, I woke up, seeing all this, to the beauty there is in all of humanity. Which centers on this:

We are curious.

About each other. We make way when we are in the way. We give and we learn, and we pay attention to the traveler-teachers, whose ways are those that remind us there are still journeys ahead for all of us. I’m writing this today for AW, but also, for CW (C, I think I lost the note). Same ‘W’. I wonder if they will read.

But it doesn’t matter.

This is what I’ve learned, writing Kismuth, along The Way.

Well, that sounds like something to expand on. Maybe it’s time to write another book. [I’m 32% finished: HT F.]

Issue #47: S P A C E | Kärsämäki, ‘The Field and the Horizon”

For this issue, DK’s creative director Dipika Kohli worked with A. Spaice and our newly budding creative team in Penang, Malaysia, in November, 2019.

Wrapping a year’s worth of reflections on the idea of growth, change, seedlings and new beginnings, it is a soft version of something that heretofore in our magazine has been rather geometric and angular, in style and attitude. Yet time and sharing, more and more, has opened us up a little more to ourselves, and to a very small section of our innermost hearts.

 

Quiet places

There, in the quietest places, something new is aloft. Seeds, seedlings and search for new grounds, fallow periods and more make their way into these pages, indirectly and perhaps abstractly, but with, we hope, a feeling that gives itself rather than asks you to pay attention to it.

Here’s a link:

http://gum.co/space-karsamaki-field

Thanks ;)

Zines: ‘They speak for their time’

“Zines run the gamut in both quality and subject matter, but they all share a common and salient thread — they speak for their time, they are unedited, they are personal, and they deal with things you would never read about in major publications, from the personal to the political and beyond.

Sara Century, writing for The Establishment

Quoted here: https://www.lgbtculturalheritage.com/zines

Issue #46: S P A C E | Huế, ‘An Art of the Moment’

The artists gathered for this co-created zine are four very curious people.

Art, natural patterns, and words intertwine in a collaboration between them.

 

The nature of art

Lee Moore Crawford, a floral designer and artist, once struck up a conversation about the Japanese art of ikebana when DK happened upon her arranging flowers at a coffee shop in Durham, NC, circa 2011. We never forgot it.

So when DK collaborated with another creative person who takes inspiration from nature to make the cover image of this issue (Dipika Kohli took the original photograph in Huế, then forwarded it to digital processing artist Nils don Sihvola in Finland), we wanted to ask Crawford what her feelings would be. Lots came of this interaction, including a short piece, ‘Bloom.’

To give the collection continuity, we then circled back to former culture editor Michael Bridgett, Jr., whose article, ‘Why I Art,’ opens yet another fresh perspective.

Order it here.

http://gum.co/space-hue-aotm

Thanks ;)