Amitra 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.
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 lecture performance is presented by The School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics, and the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA).
The presentation will be followed by an open question and answer session.
WHEN & WHERE: 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 8001
Refreshments will be served from 5:30pm. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.