Johannesburg, South Africa

Counterspace is a Johannesburg-based collaborative studio of young architecture graduates, established in 2014 by Sumayya Vally, Sarah de Villiers, and Amina Kaskar. Counterspace is dedicated to research-based projects, which take the form of exhibition design, competition work, urban insurgency, and public events. Their work is predominantly concerned with ideas for future and otherness; it plays with image and narrative as a means of deconstructing and reconstructing space and city, and aims to incite provocative thought around perceptions of Johannesburg.

Biennial Project: Counterspace. Lost and Found: Phantoms of Spaces and Times. Courtesy of Chicago Architecture Biennial / Nathan Keay, 2015