As part of the 2017 Medical Humanities lecture series, the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics, and the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) proudly present photographer Tracey Derrick and mediator and academic Ruth Levin-Vorster as they present: Theatre, Photography, Empathy & Healing – an exploration of narratives of healing and interdisciplinary approaches to wellbeing.
Space, context and subject connect in the second in a series of conversations designed as public events to explore the importance of Black art, Black artists and Black communities in a democratic South Africa. For the conversation on 19 August the participants are community organiser and social justice activist, Chumani Maxwele, and sociologist, blogger and advocate for queer consciousness, Lwando Scott.
Over a period of two days, academics, performers, curators, musicians, choreographers and playwrights – including key role players such as Hlonipha Mokoena, Elelwani Ramugondo, Jyoti Mistry and David Andrew, and artists such as Nomcebisi Moyikwa and Rehane Abrahams – will explore themes concerning the representation of artistic and creative research in museums, art schools and art institutions. Ideas pertaining to history and heritage, language, hybridity, creative economies and curricula will be explored through presentation, discussion and performance.
The School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics, and the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA), present a vibrant and diverse range of speakers as part of the third annual Medical Humanities lecture series, which runs from 23 August – 20 September 2017.
This free public lecture series comprises medical practitioners, theatre-makers, photographers and academics whose presentations engage with the growing interdisciplinary field of medical humanities, in pursuit of intellectual synergies and their application to medical pedagogy and practice, as well as the politics of the body and embodied life.