A wave of trans-student activism swept the University of Cape Town (UCT) campus starting in 2015. Much of this activism (which students dubbed 'Fallism') inflected and was inflected by the Rhodes Must Fall (#RhodesMustFall) and Fees Must Fall (#FeesMustFall) movements prevalent on South African university campuses in 2015 and 2016. (Activism starting in South Africa inspired related acts of student protest in Britain and the United States particularly amongst students of colour.) This project, presented via long-form journalism, is used to understand UCT student demands for spatial justice on campus in the form of non-gendered bathrooms. It is also used to present other possibilities for nurturing spatial justice at one primary school in suburban Cape Town.
'Decolonising the Toilet'
Melanie Lambrick for Briarpatch