Counterspace is the first decolonial think-tank mapping Cultural Activism worldwide. Connecting the dots it creates the first global directory, network and social movement linking projects and radical culture shakers (artists, curators or both) creatively decolonising global culture, inspiring others to join the collective machinery towards change. Apart from the Cultural Activism directory browsable by continent, praxis and decolonial topic, it also offers other online and offline tools such as a decolonial webinar, podcast, experimental labs, panels, exhibitions and publications.
Oppression works alike everywhere, is intersectional, overlapping and inflicted by a hierarchical power very much interested in keeping/promoting divisions to sustain the privilege structure. As Guy Debord did with his ‘Critique of Separation’ based on his book ‘Society of Spectacle’, disrupting and deconstructing the binaries and bias of the status quo, paving the so far non-mainstream understanding of what we have in common and unity, is the true revolutionary key of global freedom. That is why Counterspace brings the conversation further beyond dividing identity politics, believing that art/creativity is our human expressive/new paradigms language by excellence and the only existing counter-space to question, imagine, create and inhabit meaning and other realities. The only one which -unlike government and religion- has ever been able to revolution culture.
We are then deliberated to do so, but unprecedentedly, together. Taking the form of what Joseph Beuys called ‘Social Organism/Sculpture’. Where every human being is an artist who shapes his/her state of freedom. Where the position of freedom he/she experiences at first-hand learns to determine the other positions of the total art work of the future social order.
Counterspace is curated by Cristina Morales.
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