Reclaim Space. Reclaim Safety. Reclaim Rights.
House of the Pink Spot is situated in a recognised gender-based violence (GBV) hotspot in Orange Farm’s Drieziek 5. The identified corner sits on an empty plot of land that had become a dumping spot for garbage. At night it was a dark place with no working street lights and minimal activity. This played a part in increasing chances of violent and criminal behaviour.
This project aims to reclaim the space. To produce a landmark where community members can sit and find shade and light. Where conversations can be had. Where small theatre productions can be held. Where children can play, and where grandparents can watch.
To echo the passion and commitment of the activist clients, we endeavoured to shine a light on the high levels of violence against women in Orange Farm; to disrupt the GBV hotspot and transform it into a safe space where residents can come together to host dialogues on solutions to addressing the high levels of violence against women in the area.