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Atelier S P A C E || Melakka

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The Stolen Cup, Gastro Bar & Coffee, and other local cafes

21A Jalan Hang Jebat

Melaka, Melaka 75200

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MAKE A ZINE with just eight people.

Meet new people. Make a publication. Short, sweet, and on the spot. Join us at Atelier S P A C E || Melakka.

DESIGN KOMPANY are hosting a popup workshop, Atelier S P A C E, at Melakka in Malaysia.

This is a zinemaking atelier.

It will take place on the weekend of 7 September.

ZINE. A zine is a short collection of images and words usually photocopied, in small quantities, and distributed by hand. Here is why it matters. Zine culture is making a comeback, as more people distrust the usual news media channels and turn their attention to what people they know personally, and whom they feel they can trust are saying, making, and sharing. That’s why social proof and social media are important. But there is the old, more traditional way of relating to people: in person. So let’s make time and come out for a real-life conversation series that gets us all talking together, with those we might not have met, in an unusual way. Working and collaborating to put something new into the world: a zine.

DESIGNING S P A C E. Art can connect us, but the specific kind of space that does it well needs to be designed. That’s where Design Kompany steps in. ‘I thought it would be neat to use the zine format to do the work of bridging silos,’ says DK’s creative director, Dipika Kohli. ‘Anyone who has ever worked in publishing knows how important the first few meetings are, where you simply brainstorm ideas together. That’s the fun part... seeing what others want to know more about, learn and discover in the world right around us. I remember doing that when I was in southwest Ireland, working with an alt newspaper there, very new, very fun, very loose, and very exciting. Given the times we are in now, we can try to engage people in ways that get us all talking, get us offline again, in public and semi-public spaces, to just simply be. Not work. Not home. Not the internet. But a place where you can just relax and talk with people about things that are going on. Conversation is important. Let’s make more of it, and then, let’s find a theme, and work together to make a zine.' The idea is to explore ways we can co-create hyperlocal, interwoven stories with new and different others who participate in the atelier’s salons. Through conversations, we find a theme. Together. It’s a collaboration to make a unified piece, and each issue of S P A C E highlights the conversations, places, and people we codiscover in short, on-the-spot, popup ateliers.

ATELIER S P A C E. Atelier S P A C E uses the zine form to gather people’s voices, and interconnect those whose paths might not have crossed. The big idea is to make something new, together. Systems thinkers say that gathering people for spontaneous co-discovery, is serendipity, can lead to new insights. These are incredibly important for paving the foundation for real change to take place. In other words, for us to find our way to innovation.

Breaking new ground starts with trying new things.

Leaders in their fields recognize that finding a new way to discover is a real need.

Creating opportunities for people to practice how to do that is one of the goals for DK’s ateliers.

But so is good fun, and making something new, in a tangible way that leads to a co-created final published piece.

ABOUT DK. Design Kompany LLC started as a brand identity design studio in Seattle in 2004 and was in Phnom Penh from 2014-2018. Starting the tour for Atelier S P A C E in Sept. 2017, DK have created zinemaking ateliers in: Battambang, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Phnom Penh, and Bangkok. See the journey of S P A C E so far, at http://instagram.com/dkompany.

Photo by Design Kompany 2017

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The Stolen Cup, Gastro Bar & Coffee, and other local cafes

21A Jalan Hang Jebat

Melaka, Melaka 75200

Malaysia

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