Think CONTRA is a collaborative arts hub, a network of photographers, artists, designers, stylists, musicians, and writers approaching culture face-forward — by creating it. Since launching in 2008, we have become a select platform for discovery and multimedia alliance, a creative laboratory between for like-minded innovators. We provide the direct link between emerging and established artists, and an audience searching for something unexpected. We think art should question and provoke, and that we’re in a position to evolve the dialogue between media and culture in a truly progressive direction. Whether through collaborative features with carefully selected cultural pioneers, or via our own network, CONTRA TV, our focus is specific: creatives in conversation with other creatives, transforming the way we experience the modern world through design, sound and disruption. We believe in ideas, innovation and integration. We are here to show you what’s next.

Scene in Wynwood: August 2014

Scene in Wynwood: August 2014

Anyone who knows South Florida is familiar with Wynwood, the ever-evolving mecca of Miami’s arts and culture scene. From humidity-ridden Art Walks (the second Saturday [...]
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Pérez Art Museum Miami: Glitter Glue

Pérez Art Museum Miami: Glitter Glue

“I decided to create a whole new body of work using glitter because nobody has the nerve to paint with glitter glue.” – Edouard Duval-Carrié Edouard Duval-Carrié [...] >>
How FIFA has Failed as an Institution

How FIFA has Failed as an Institution

FIFA is an embarrassment today more than ever. The Federation de Football Internationale has been failing as an institution while it promotes free-play and transparency [...] >>
Peace, Love, and Phone Booth Libraries

Peace, Love, and Phone Booth Libraries

So it began in Berlin. In 2011, Konrad Kutt of the Institute for Sustainability in Education, Employment and Culture (INBAK) began the BücherboXX initiative. It [...] >>
The Future of Instant Photography: Impossible Project

The Future of Instant Photography: Impossible Project

A few years back, I unearthed a very fresh Polaroid Spirit 600 Camera from my parents’ basement. And by very fresh, I mean there was [...] >>
American Apparel CEO Fired: 
Is Looking So Perfect Worth Supporting a Scumbag?

American Apparel CEO Fired: 
Is Looking So Perfect Worth Supporting a Scumbag?

While Australian heartthrobs 5 Seconds of Summer compel us to envision frontman Luke Hemmings’ small-town hookup wearing his American Apparel underwear and listening to a [...] >>