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GIPCA Projects 2016

Infecting the City Session 1

The ITC Sessions are a series of events in diverse spaces, keeping the unpredictable, inspiring spirit of Infecting The City alive. Each Session brings a dynamic programme of performance, dance, visual art and music out into the public, offering audiences a chance to stop, engage, be provoked and be moved. The ITC Sessions open up public spaces as sites rich with questions, engaging the city and its people in creative conversation. ITC Session 1 is curated by Leila Anderson. and takes place on 29 and 30 March 2016 (the Company’s Garden).

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Start: 29 March 2016

End: 30 March 2016

Venue: The Company’s Garden

Phone: +27 21 650 7156

Email: ica@uct.ac.za

Great Texts - Jonny Steinberg

Renowned writer and academic, Jonny Steinberg presents Why is Murder not a Crime in South Africa? An answer to an uncomfortable question asked in Hargeisa, Somaliland. On a recent trip to Somaliland, two young medical students cornered and interrogated Steinberg, in hostile fashion, over the course of a day. “Your country has the strongest state on the continent,” they said. “Why does it allow its citizens to kill Somalis as if murder is not a crime?” This talk is an answer to their question.

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Start: 24 March 2016

End: 24 March 2016

Venue: Hiddingh Hall

Phone: +27 21 650 7156

Email: ica@uct.ac.za

Great Texts - Mark Fleishman & Jennie Reznek

UCT academic and award-winning Director Mark Fleishman and theatre legend Jennie Reznek will jointly present a lecture on Reznek’s text ‘I Turned Away And She Was Gone’. Written and performed by Reznek, ‘I Turned Away And She Was Gone’ reworked the Demeter and Persephone story that reviews the relationships between three incarnations of women – a mother, a daughter and grandmother.

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Start: 22 March 2016

End: 22 March 2016

Venue: Hiddingh Hall

Phone: +27 21 650 7156

Email: ica@uct.ac.za

Great Texts - Masande Ntshanga

GIPCA launches its 2016 Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series, with novelist and award-winning short story writer, Masande Ntshanga. Looking at his first novel, ‘The Reactive’, Ntshanga will discuss fiction’s ability to not only free South Africa’s marginalized spaces from being defined within the perimeters of pathology, but also how, through working together with the imagination as a social force, it can transform these spaces into sites of education and transcendence.

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Start: 15 March 2016

End: 15 March 2016

Venue: Hiddingh Hall

Phone: +27 21 650 7156

Email: ica@uct.ac.za

Symposium - intersect: class, race, gender

‘intersect’ is a two-day symposium comprising talks, performances, a film screening, and discussion panels. The event will bring academia and the creative arts together to interrogate the intersecting themes of race, gender, class and sexual identity. Speakers, performers and artists will offer a range of perspectives and formulations for approaching this topic.

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Start: 12 February 2016

End: 13 February 2016

Venue: Hiddingh Hall

Phone: +27 21 650 7156

Email: ica@uct.ac.za