Under Cover of Darkness is a project concerned with the history of women in servitude, especially slavery, in Cape Town. In its first manifestation, the project was realized as an exhibition at the Iziko Slave Lodge, which drew on the collections of the Iziko Social History Centre. The exhibition is not considered to be a static instantiation. Instead, the space is conceived to function as a prompt for continuing engagement with this history and continues to be used as a venue to stage panel discussions, meetings and performances. The project seeks to bring into consciousness the legacies of slavery in postapartheid Cape Town.