\startmakeup ... \stopmakeup
The environment \startmakeup ... \stopmakeup is used for pages with an explicit layout
It is a page type with a special layout / header and footer sections that last only temporarily. The key point is that such a page does not (have to) rely on the current page layout style, which is especially useful for title pages.
% next lines are illustrative only \setuppapersize[A7,landscape][A6] \showframe \setuppaper[mx=1,ny=2] \setuparranging[XY] \starttext \startmakeup [standard] \input ward \stopmakeup \input knuth \stoptext