In the good old days, safe spaces were houses, apartments, police stations, military bases….
Since that concept has become an academic one, academia is, indeed, all over it. Indeed the title of this blog is an exhibit at NYU. Quoth the web page: “This exhibition looks closely at the ever-changing notions and manifestations of, and challenges to safe spaces. Re-imagining A Safe Space explores the workplace, daycare, classrooms, clubs, the home, public spaces among many other presumably safe spaces. The project also suggests some very basic questions, such as: is it our ‘right,’ as family members, friends, colleagues, students, community members, citizens… to feel safe?”