‘How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress:’ N. Bohr, quantum physicist

When DK’s A. Spaice popped around in real life to the N. Bohr Institute in Copenhagen in 2015, we found out something really amazing. It started with poking around here and there. Bohr, a philosopher-scientist, had a library on that site. Of course us being us, we wandered into it. And learned that N. Bohr, ever the thinker and open to new inputs all the time (which of course was the ethos behind the institute itself, and why we were even there), had something cool going.

He had 400 people with whom he would correspond, in letters. Apparently some of them were in the archives at the NBI. DK was impressed by this and moved to try something, but with a twist: a modern update, using the technologies at hand. Also, a wider scope for corresponders. You wouldn’t have to be a scientist, or an expert. The more of a mix, the better. Also, we can manage about 1% of what Bohr could, around here, so we are limiting our correpsondence circle to a maximum of 4. In ‘Papers.’

Here’s what it is. Given today’s world of frittered and inane chatter, Bohr’s way of connecting and deepening correspondences of substance and value seemed a good method to highlight, and, to apply.

What is Papers?

An online writing-and-design-and-generally-creative circle for community. Ambient community that is. International and asynchronous: ‘Papers.’ Papers is a conversation, in protected-page posts here at this blog.


Because we are tired of superficial, inane chatter and want some actual depth, progression and substance in our online converations. That’s why.

Six weeks of amazing online conversations with a max of 4 hosted by the unconventional and unexpected remarkable improvisationalists at DK

How does it work ?

It’s 100% email correspondence. No meetings. Fresh prompts arrive once a week and are written based on application inputs & emerging topics.

They are written personally by DK’s Dipika Kohli, who designs and hosts this jam. 

What people have said, about DK’s works…

  • ‘Refreshingly honest’, guest of ‘N’ Phnom Penh, 2014
  • ‘Astonishing!’, guest of The Mirror, online workshop, 2018
  • ‘Weird and intriguing’, guest of Hello August, Phnom Penh, 2014



How to be a part of ‘Papers’..

Many good things to share here at this update about ‘Interactive Papers’. I like to keep it very simple, with Papers. There are never more than four people. That’s so we can keep it cozy, simple, and pay attention to one another more fully. The big idea is to really have community, I mean an actual sharing space that’s comfortable and fun. Not social media. Not blogging. Not that stuff, just… really real.

And that’s where I come in. My specialty is designing space for this to *happen*. Since it’s participant-led (like all good experiential programs are), I write a new monthly syllabus based on what’s emerging. If this sounds intriguing, then I invite you to apply.

This is the process to get started:

  • Apply here: http://designkompany.com/apply
  • If it looks like a fit, we will send an invitation to join, from there.
  • There is a participation fee. The fee is USD $12/week. This helps us all mutually maintain accountability.
  • Selected candidates will be invited to register to confirm.
  • This happens at DK’s crowdfunding page. See http://chuffed.org/project/spacethezine

See you on the other side, maybe !

Step one is to apply.

Apply here: http://designkompany.com/apply


August – September – October

New Circle (Max 4)
Syllabus to be designed by DK, based on application inputs..