‘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

NPR’s Frank Stasio interviews DK about The Elopement

Listen to it here.

NPR WUNC station, Durham NC USA, 2012

‘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

‘The State of Publishing’
, a conversation roundtable.
After 10 years away from my home state of North Carolina, I got back with four years of journalism experience: two with an Irish fortnightly and two with a Seattle business daily. I wanted to share and learn with the people whom I had worked with in the past in North Carolina: mostly publishers, when I was freelancing in the late 1990s as a photographer. I gathered the same people I had worked with, some of them retired, to talk together with others in the industry. Not only photographers or commissioning editors for old-school newsjournalism, but also new-school media-makers, too. We had a fascinating conversation about the work of writing, and publishing, and ‘the state’ of it: a snapshot, for that moment in time. Especially fun was hosting this in an Open Space style, with breakouts based on what people were interested in talking about together. Magazine editors, newspaper editors, writers, a cartoonist, art gallery curators, and many other kinds of people with the variation of backgrounds made this collage of experiences exactly what it was… a magic moment. More about how DK is making these kinds of aesthetic moments by design is at, but this was an installation with a very strong bent on wordsmithing, and why it even matters. A lot.
Mercury Studio, Durham NC, 200?

‘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.





  • To learn about other places DK has appeared, for example SELF, a workshop hosted at Neilson Hays Library in Bangkok in 2014, and other conversations she has initiated and invited people to join,¬†read more about at