Kitchen Table

It was from the kitchen table of the Asmals (Kadar and Louise) in Beech Park Road, Foxrock, Co. Dublin, that South African anti-apartheid lawyers Kadar and Albi Sachs spent a weekend drafting a South African bill of rights – a document which would become integral to the country’s new constitution.

It is not unusual that such a seismic and historically important document should be drafted on a kitchen table.

The family home is place for meeting, sharing, reflecting, arguing and eating. It is only appropriate that the kitchen table be included in this exhibition as it is a place and a space where so much change begins.

A plaque paying tribute to the life and work of Kader Asmal was erected at the house in Beechpark Road, Foxrock, Dublin.

Date: 1987

Format: table; wood

Note: photo of table included is for illustrative purposes. The exhibition team are in the process of tracking down the original table.