We are a young diverse group of emerging, collaborative practices in the creative fields, with ties to Johannesburg and other African cities.

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Counterparts is an entanglement of artistic pursuits, a commons for thinking, writing and making, based at Counterspace‚Äôs studio in Braamfontein, Johannesburg; with digital reach to other cities in Africa. We are a collective of cultural producers and artistic practitioners working on the edges of cultural production and social justice, environmental concerns, history and archiving, belonging and identity.  

A gathering of people of both like-minded and laterally diverging fascinations

Parts

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COUNTERSPACE

  • Publishing, dialogues and exhibitions, Counterparts Press 
  • Graduate School of Architecture, University of Johannesburg – a practice-research platform for several of its staff and recent graduates.

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Applications to join Counterparts from October 2020 are now open.

Calling creatives, designers and academics  (Johannesburg-based, and afar) to join a physical and/or digital collaborative platform, which addresses critical thinking and making.

Application form

Application form

Application form

Application form

*Counterparts is an initiative by Sumayya Vally, Counterspace; with Sarah de Villiers.