SEE STUDIO – OPEN CALL

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Deadline

28 February 2021

Opportunity Description

THE CITY IS WELCOMING APPLICATIONS FOR OUR SEE STUDIO; A WEEK LONG PROGRAMME BRINGING TOGETHER PEOPLE INTERESTED IN HISTORY, MEMORY & MAKING INCLUSIVE SPACES IN CAPE TOWN.

See is a transnational project of The City which brings together cities, institutions, activists, artists, designers, and other creatives to exchange ideas, debate and develop methodologies to bring about representational equity in the public life of our cities. It draws on emergent transnational solidarity and coalition strategies to fashion more equitable urban futures in the aftermath of colonialism, slavery and apartheid.

The See Studio is a series of exchanges, expert presentations, tours, public engagements and publications. Participants in the studio will join us from Cape Town as well as places that have a connection to the city’s past and present including the Netherlands, India, Indonesia, Portugal and other parts of Africa. The studio will conclude with a weekend event where the work produced by participants will be presented and shared with the public, in alignment with COVID-19 protocol.

Who Should Apply?

  • African academics, activists, anthropologists, archaeologists, architects, art curators, artists, community leaders, cultural practitioners, digital designers, economists, filmmakers, graphic designers, museum curators, media practitioners, musicians, performance artists, poets, social entrepreneurs, social geographers, theatre producers, urban designers, urbanists and the ‘general public’, the people who form the city, who use the streets, gather at public spaces and want the city to be made in their image.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit information in a PDF containing the following:

  • Full name, email address, contact telephone number
  • Curriculum Vitae (1 page)
  • Portfolio/references to your work (2 pages A4)
  • A reference letter from a mentor, lecturer or colleague (1 page A4)
  • A motivational letter outlining why you would like to participate in the See Studio and ways in which you may contribute to the studio (1 page)
  • A response to the following quote by James Baldwin, ‘The great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it within us, are unconsciously controlled by it…history is literally present in all that we do’ (100 words)

All submissions to be sent to comms@thecityagency.co.za with the subject line SEE STUDIO