Counterparts is an entanglement of artistic pursuits, a commons for thinking, writing and making, based at Counterspace’s 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. 


  • Counterspace‚Äôs studio shared studio space
  • Publishing, dialogues and exhibitions
  • Digital artists residency
  • Satellite space and alliance with academics, writers and practice-research platform for academic staff and recent architecture, arts and design graduates in Johannesburg


Applications to join Counterparts 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.

To apply, currently email us for further information.

Application form coming soon.