The City is welcoming applications for the See Studio; a week long programme bringing together people interested in history, memory and making inclusive spaces in Cape Town.
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 weekend events where the participants will present their produced works and share with the public, in alignment with COVID-19 protocol.
Who should enter:
The See studio is open to all African academics, activists, anthropologists, archaeologists, architects, art curators, artists, community leaders, cultural practitioners, digital designers, economists, film makers, 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 collated in a single 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 100 word 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’
- All submissions to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line SEE STUDIO
- Participants will be placed in groups and allocated particular topics for the studio.
- Participants will be introduced to fellow participants and will have time to familiarize themselves with the group and their respective topics prior to the studio.
- The City provides a fee for participation, a workplace for the duration of the studio, a structured programme, professional supervision, a transport stipend and a contribution towards production and material costs (on request).
- Participants are required to share their work with fellow participants and if COVID 19 protocols permit, to the public at suitable sites across Cape Town.
This call for applications for the See Studio is open to all Africans.
Applicants must be available throughout the event in Cape Town.
Participants will be paid for their participation in the studio and contribution to the See project.
Applications close: 11 April 2021
Announcements: 17 May 2021
Studio: to be announced
For more information, contact Duncan Ringrose, email@example.com