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Atelier S P A C E

It was September 2020. I was just arriving in Ho Chi Minh City. There might or might not be opportunities to make, and to co-create, there. I was in Dalat, after all, for five months, ‘waiting for the pandemic to end’ and writing End of the Rainbow. These things happened and didn’t happen, in the […]

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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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DK | The Book of Blue

    Probably my favorite party of 2015, this was the afterparty for ‘N’ Bangkok: NOW. A few of us decided to get together again, and I chose jazZ happens since I love jazz. And happenigs. And so I did a live collage during the session that evening that we did this. And we got […]

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DK | Papers

‘How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress:’ N. Bohr, quantum physicist When I popped around in real life to the N. Bohr Institute in Copenhagen in 2015, I found out something really amazing. It started with poking around here and there. Bohr, a philosopher-scientist, had […]

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DK | ‘Pauli Murray’ at PYMK

That was a fun party. Sold the Pauli Murray portrait at the Durham Art Council’s ‘People You May Know‘ show to… the Pauli Murray Project, itself. File under #relationalart. HT BMC.  

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When you go back to the place you’ve been, but everything else is different

In Japan in the nineteen-nineties, I thought I might wind up doing some kind of international job in architecture or architecture-engineering work, one day.I thought I would get to wander around in Onarimon like I was, when I was a fresh intern at an American company in Tokyo, being interested in things (and winding up […]

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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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Atelier S P A C E Rīga | ‘There is No Back Button’

Today in S P C, we released the 69th issue of our weekly e-zine, S P C. I want to take a step back and reflect. What got me here? Why do I make this magazine? What is the point of it, and who wants to read? With some time set aside to mull these questions, I […]

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Protected: Atelier S P A C E Phnom Penh | ‘Party of D’

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Atelier S P A C E Phnom Penh | Beginnings

The next things are next. I’m hosting a ‘miniparty’ in Phnom Penh for just six people. That includes me, this time, so that means just five. Two people have already registered and that means we’re gonna give this a go. Reflecting, as I wrote the story about why I’m doing all these things, why I […]

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Atelier S P A C E Starý Smokovec | ‘Ahoj’

Sometimes the most interesting juxtapositions happen when you go to the places you’ve never been and discover the things you’ve never imagined. Getting lost, on the road. In order to find something… new. That’s the point of it, sometimes. Looking nowhere in particular and happening upon… ‘!’ This is the zine. Here’s a link… https://designkompany.com/atelier/s-p-a-c-e-stary-smokovec-ahoj/ […]

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In plum season

Whatever falls to hand. Whomever we meet. In that space, in that time, together. This from Tokyo, March 2019.

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DK | ‘Internet, I Hate You’

Kind of overwhelmed with how many people are glued to their phones and computers, I got really excited and just made drawings. Analog. Mostly at jazz clubs, as is my ‘thing.’ The Book of Songs, et al. I showed them in a very low-key cafe, in Sweden’s Malmoe, one afternoon, inviting the people I had […]

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Atelier S P A C E Huế | ‘An Art of the Moment’

Conversations that move, progress, and build towards something that has depth, scope for more learning, and meaning to those who are participating in the dialogues. That is what I am interested in shaping next. Space for real life. Space for real connexion. Real sharing, real work that gets us all excited. That also has merit, […]

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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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S P A C E | Hanoi, ‘Miniparty’

Loved this mini party. Four of us convened at Manzi, an art gallery in Hanoi that I like to go to because it is relatively quiet, and the lighting is good. There might have been a fifth person, but she couldn’t make up her mind, and you know, if you know me, it’s ‘advance bookings […]

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Atelier S P A C E Tokyo

[Ueno, Tokyo. A cool evening. Sakura in bloom] Atelier S P A C E | Tokyo gathered strangers for a brief moment, under the open air, with music, at a museum’s courtyard. All quiet and circumstance, the outcome and inspirations from those dialogues folded neatly into the zine pictured here. It’s 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 | Choices

‘WHAT ABOUT if?’ Choices. A conversation installation.

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Protected: S P A C E Copenhagen | ‘The Book of Songs’

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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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