Each season carries a purpose. Summer brings warmth; winter encourages rest and pruning. We believe it’s important to appreciate the individual seasons and what they bring. In considering the way forward for Conteu, we realised that we had come to the end of our exciting and growth-filled season. What started as a passion project very organically between friends had run its course (quite beautifully) and we both feel the time had come to celebrate our journey and move onto new pastures.
Through our three-year journey, we have come across some incredible South African makers and creatives, talents worth boasting to the world about. We hosted engaging events, printed a magazine as well as city guides and shared stories of creative pursuits that inspired us. For those interested, we've shared some of our milestone moments in the editorial below.
This past season of Conteu also affirmed a niggling feeling we both had, that creativity is an invaluable tool for bettering our communities. It connects people, it shares a message in a way other more formal approaches can’t and it circumvents traditional routes of development. You can continue to ignite your creativity by reading through our stories from previous issues, which you can find on the 'All Issues'
Thank you to every creative, maker and person who was part of this journey. We hope you continue to be curious, thoughtful and creative as well as support your community around you. Success cannot be built or enjoyed in isolation, its life is sparked by others.
For the final time, yours in creativity,