‘There’s Not That Much Time Left’

‘Dipika Kohli, Director at Design Kompany, author, and thinker admonishes to embrace our mortality:’ TEDx organizers. An 18-minute talk. Partly improvised, based on the energy and connection with the audience in the front rows.
Lincoln Theater, TEDx Raleigh, 2012

Meet the editor of Kismuth

Kismuth Books is a project of Dipika Kohli. Kohli’s written and visual work, as well as curations, juxtapose people, place, and found imagery in ‘minitheaters’ as well as digital ‘zines’ like S P A C E. She engages with media at hand, wherever she is, to build something out of what’s available in that moment, with that feeling. A bricolage artist at heart, she thus invites the new to enter any frame: when mixed, there is invitation for those who are participant to connect, reconnect, and revisit their idea of such fixed thinking as ‘this is where this is taking us’ and ‘here is what we know.’ Do we know anything, for sure? Ask the quantum physicists. Ask N. Bohr: ‘How wonderful that we have met with a paradox; now we have some hope of making progress.’ dipikakohli.com

Articles & Columns


Residencies & Awards


‘Fuzzy Quantum Pop’

‘What do fuzzy logic, quantum physics and Pop art have in common?’, a five-minute show. Playing with ideas and making connections. Light and fun.
Lincoln Theater, Ignite Raleigh, 2012

‘Simplicity in Composition’
Visual Art Exchange
Pecha Kucha Night Raleigh
A short talk about the value of simplicity in communication. Not to be confused with lack of content, or thoughtfulness, of course. Inspired by conversations in Japan, Denmark and elsewhere related to design’s role in communicating.


More about ‘mini-theater’-making, at dipikakohli.com