2016 OLC — Deconstructing “Safe Space”

Recorded September 2016

The concept of “safe space” is often summoned as historical institutions approach challenging topics on race, politics, and identity. But what does “safety” actually look or feel like? Should institutions create experiences in which visitors feel unsafe? We’ll take a critical look at this buzzword and its implications on interpretation.

Chair: Maggie Schmidt, Senior Exhibit Developer, 106 Group, St. Paul, MN