Everything Must Fall: A conversation between Rehad Desai and Sandra Janette Poulson
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This episode of interrogating spaces features a conversation between South African Filmmaker Rehad Desai and Sandra Janette Poulson who studies Fashion Print at Central St Martins. They come together after a screening of Rehad’s film ‘Everything Must Fall’ which charts the #feesmustfall movement that took South Africa’s Higher Education institutions by storm in 2015. They discuss the film and its implications for universities and pedagogy from a global perspective.

The film screening was programmed by Rahul Patel, Lecturer on MA MA Culture, Criticism and Curation at Central St Martins and Educational Developer at UAL’s Teaching and Learning exchange.


Rehad Desai
Rehad Desai is a documentary filmmaker and socialist activist who runs Uhuru Productions. In 2018 he released ‘Everything Must Fall’, an unflinching look at the #feesMustFall student movement that burst onto the South African political landscape in 2015. The movement started as a protest over the cost of education, and morphed into the most militant national revolt since the country’s first democratic elections in 1994.

Sandra Janette Poulson
Sandra Janette Poulson is a London based researcher, artist, fashion/print designer studying Fashion Print at Central Saint Martins. She was raised in Luanda-Angola and moved to Lisbon in 2013 to study Fashion Design at Faculdade de Arquitectura part of  Universidade Técnica de Lisboa.
As a researcher/artist, design operates as a medium to explore and communicate her interests reflecting social/behavioural/political issues and traditional values whilst navigating her experiences from growing up in Luanda as one of her central influences.


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