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TEDx | ‘There’s Not That Much Time Left’

Here’s me. This is in Raleigh, NC. Home stadium, so there were people there that I didn’t know were there whom I’d known when I was young. College, high school. Work. A lot of things. Fun title, huh?

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Atelier S P A C E Singapore | A popup installation

This was a popup installation that took place when I simply overlaid my own work on top of some other stuff and took this picture. Presto ! Instant show.

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DK | The Book of Red

Relationships, discovery and the chance encounter in Hanoi Let me set this up. We are in Hanoi. It is approaching evening. A streetside table, with red carnations and a small book on a round table. It’s the Book of Red. I’m about to share it with someone in my online community, S P A C […]

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Atelier S P A C E Oulu | ‘Hei Kesä’ at Oulu Arts Festival

DK: ‘I was wondering if I could do something with you guys.’ OAF: ‘What?’ DK: ‘Something for Oulu Arts Festival, I think?’ OAF: ‘Let’s talk.’ DK: ‘Yes, lets!’   *** Café Tuokio Pakkahuoneenkatu 7 13–16 Zine Workshop: Hei Kesä. Zines. Conversation. Real life. In an age where the internet can confuse and lie to us, […]

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DK | Discover Khmer Design

Cambodian design. Art. Aesthetics. Something was in this place, something I had never before seen. Vernacular architecture enchanted, the moment I landed in Phnom Penh. I stayed five years. It didn’t quit, the old mood of returning, whenever I was gone for a while to explore elsewhere, the feeling that there was a magic here. […]

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Self: An ‘unconference’

SELF is about this: Work your way towards the central concept of who you are, what you care about most, and why these things matter. Do not fear the process of discovering that which matters to you, without the worry of feeling judged. This is your space. DK offersSELF to help people consider the important and […]

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DK | Origin: ‘What is fromness?’

WHO: 16 strangers WHERE: Milk Green Tea, Phnom Penh WHEN: March 2014 WHAT: A salon using the ‘unconference’ method ORIGIN: ‘What is fromness?’ was inspired by the talk, ‘Ask me where I’m local’ by Taiye Selasi: ‘When someone asks you where you’re from … do you sometimes not know how to answer? Selasi speaks on behalf of […]

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DK | Modern Sikkim

WHO: Sonam Tashi Gyaltsen, Dipika Kohli, Guests WHERE: B. R. E. W., Gangtok WHEN: October 2013 WHAT: A conversation salon series WHY: I love to gather people for remarkable connections, which means mixing things up quite a bit. You get out of your usual box, you run into someone you don’t really know and you have a […]

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DK | ‘The State of Publishing’

[Updated 10.2020] After a decade away from my hometown of Raleigh-Durham, NC, I kept bumping into people I knew. Who were my old colleagues in the fields I was just starting to work in: photography, mostly, for a newspaper. Some freelance creative writing, too. I left to work in newspapers more seriously, first at an […]

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DK | #DurhamTweetup

Returning to North Carolina USA in the late 2000s after leaving for a decade, as well as having no idea of what I was going to do, I needed to network. Obviously I got on twitter. Which, at the time, was my go-to social networking site. I like the chance encounter, and hashtags are a […]

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