Today’s in S P A C E we publish the new zine, S P A C E | Dubai, ‘Heart to Heart.’
A special issue co-created with Sinxloud‘s Saqib Jan, who is based in Dubai.
‘A shift of phase’
Honesty, connection, discovery and trusting the process led to the writing, design and layout of this 16-page PDF.
The lead story, ‘A Shift of Phase,’ centers on an intimate, refreshingly blunt conversation between two childhood friends.
The issue also contains quotes, like this one:
The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads. That sucks. The thing I hate the most about advertising is that it attracts all the bright, creative, and ambitious young people, leaving us mainly with the slow and self-obsessed to become our artists. Modern art is a disaster area. Never in the field of human history has so much been used by so many to say so little. —Banksy, quoted in ‘Today’s Dystopia: They Live’, by Joe Sparrow in Montag, a Berlin magazine
The art of work
DK enjoyed working on this layout, getting a chance to place fresh photography with a piece of writing that might surprise you.
Like all our zines, this was a work of many iterations and forms, which came into shape through varying degrees of amplitude, reach, and serendipitous encounters, in S P A C E.
A good collaboration, all around.
And with this issue, #41, our two-year roving atelier project, Atelier S P A C E, has concluded. Today DK’s Dipika Kohli and BOSS had a lengthy sit-down post-mortem, discussing the ups and downs of what one learns when working to connect, and interconnect, meaningfully and not trivially, new and different others to make space for remarkable connexion.
Did it work? Was it useful? Did it matter?
Questioning the questions: that’s what DK learned from SJ.
Watch this space.