Medical Humanities lecture: Made in India

6 Sep 2017 - 17:30

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 sociologist and educator-performer Amrita Pande on Wednesday 13 September 2017.

Pande will present Made in India – a performance lecture exploring the issue of commercial surrogacy and egg donation in India, which is an aesthetic interpretation based on her many years of research in the field. Made In India invites audiences on a journey to Dr Patel’s baby farm in the town of Anand, and follows two surrogate mothers, one client and the owner of the clinic from the ‘ordering‘ of a child to fertilisation, pregnancy and birth. See more at:

Amrita Pande is a senior lecturer in UCT’s Department of Sociology. Her research focuses primarily on globalisation, reproductive labour and new reproductive technologies. Pande is also an educator-performer involved in community and interactive theatre connecting the creative arts to social inquiry.

The presentation, followed by an open question and answer session, will take place from 6-7:30pm on Wednesday 13 September 2017 in the Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Old Medical School Building, UCT Hiddingh Campus, 31 – 37 Orange Street, Cape Town. 

Refreshments will be served from 5:30pm. RSVP at

For more information, contact the ICA office: +27 21 650 7156 or

About Medical Humanities

The Medical Humanities lecture series grows out of Medicine and the Arts – a post graduate course jointly offered every second year by Associate Professor of Anthropology (housed in the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics) Susan Levine and Professor Steve Reid of the Primary Health Care Directorate. The course aims to facilitate exploration and engagement within a peer group that transcends the disciplinary borders that shape knowledge production in the health sciences, the social sciences, and the arts, and to instil in students an appreciation of the international literature pertaining to health and the medical humanities.

About the ICA

The Institute for Creative Arts is an interdisciplinary institute in UCT’s 

Humanities Faculty – formerly the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA). The ICA facilitates research projects in the creative and performing arts that disrupt boundaries, while underscoring creative education and practice across discipline and faculty. Interdisciplinarity, live art and public spheres are key themes of the Institute, and projects are imbued with innovation, collaboration and a dialogue with urbanism and community. The ICA was launched on 5 April 2016 as a result of a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.