Safe Space - It’s Good to Talk, was launched in 2017 as one of the GSA’s Transformative Pedagogies. The series comprised of group discussion, lead by a professional facilitator and a psychologist. Students were asked to think critically about their own histories and experiences as it relates to a range of subjects, including race and identity, guilt, shame, privilege and power. The series was filmed for a documentary by acclaimed South African filmmaker Ingrid Martens (Africa Shafted, 2011) which premiered at the GSA’s end-year Summer Show.
Two concepts were presented. The first was called “Mind Me” and the second “Unsealed”. The latter concept, alluding to opening-up and speaking-out, was chosen and applied to the marketing material.
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