Watch Our 6 Part GSA Safe Space Online Series

Decolonising and transforming curriculum at the Graduate School of Architecture: in different spaces around the city of Johannesburg, students look critically at issues of 'race', otherness, power, class, gender and stereotyping.

I'M Original produced a six part online series in 2017, for Professor Lesley Lokko at the UJ Graduate School of Architecture. The core production team included Ingrid Martens as Producer/Director, Brett Anolik as Co-Director/Editor, Michael Jaspan as Director of Photography and Heike Verhoef as Production Assistant.

For More: SAFE SPACE: THE DOCUMENTARY

Safe Space Episode #01

Safe Space Episode #02

Safe Space Episode #03

Safe Space Episode #04

Safe Space Episode #05

Safe Space Episode #06

Safe Space is an innovative teaching and learning initiative of Transformative Pedagogies, it highlights the schools ongoing commitment to decolonising and transforming its curriculum. Every fortnight, a group discussion took place in different spaces around the city of Johannesburg that asked students to look critically at issues of 'race', otherness, power, class, gender and stereotyping in order to facilitate the discussions that we often find difficult to host. GSA facilitators asked students about their own histories and experiences and to respond to briefs that attempt to translate their insights and knowledge into tangible outputs in the form of papers, articles, short films and exhibition material. The nine short films will be brought together in an hour-long documentary which is scheduled for completion in 2018. The series premiere took place at the GSA Summer Show on 29 November 2017.

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