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What is S P A C E

S P A C E is a zine.

What’s a zine?

A ‘zine’ is a mini-magazine.

Who is it for?’

People who love to explore.

They’re well-traveled, conversant on many topics, interested in other people, and like to learn new things.

You can be a part of the international, asynchronous conversation to gain fresh perspectives and converse with others whose paths you may not have otherwise crossed. Engineering serendipity in this way is one of my goals for making S P A C E. Why do that? Well, from personal experience I have discovered the richest, most useful information about life and life choices by simply talking to people. A lot. Different kinds of people, importantly. For a variety of inputs.

I believe members of S P A C E, like me, find value in conversing with real people and learning what they feel, think, and talk about instead of just reading passively on the internet or ‘consuming content.’ How is that relevant to us, if it’s not personalized? S P A C E makes everything more human-scale-personal. (Read about how zine-making ateliers are DK’s solution to what the WHO calls ‘a public health threat’)

Social distancing was never a problem for Atelier S P A C E, as we prefer introvert-friendly conversation spaces. I connect people and get us talking in small circles of no more than four at a time. This takes place in closed, small-circle virtual dialogues and real-life meetups.

What is in the zine S P A C E?

Every quarter, S P A C E adopts a new theme. For Winter 2023/24 it was, ‘An Ecology of the Moment.’ The Spring theme of ‘Soft Skills’ got lots of conversation started, and that’s what S P A C E invites. Along with creative thinking, creative approaches, unique perspectives, and researched items that members of S P A C E are talking over: that’s what’s inside. Currently: meaningfulness, design, purpose, and how to arrive at elegant outcomes. Just an example.

The content and themes emerge weekly, based on what people are saying, and shift as newcomers join S P A C E, too. At heart, S P A C E is a ‘Third Place:’ neither work, nor home. It’s not a cocktail party, because those are showy, and often energy-consuming instead of relaxed, informal, and recurring. (I prefer smaller, and more comfortable occasions: I like when we start getting to know each other, over time.)

Is it on social media?

Sort of. Occasionally I will post on instagram, at: http://instagram.com/dkompany

On FB, even less. DK is at: facebook.com/designkompany

DK has a LinkedIn page. This is where DK posts the most frequently.

Who curates it?

Who makes S P A C E?

S P A C E is curated by Dipika Kohli.

How can I get it?

Subscribe at S P A C E’s crowdfunding page. Or in the shop, which is here.

S P A C E is a weekly zine.