|2023 Great Texts/Big Questions Lecture series- hosted by Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) |
May 16 at Hiddingh Hall, UCT and May 18, 23, 30 and June 6, 8, 13- at The Little Theatre at Hiddingh Campus, UCT
May 15-19 – Installation- Disobedient Eye– in The Little Theatre Foyer.
June 5, 8, 13 – Online- Zoom
Tickets: Fee but booking is essential. Book at Quicket
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Exploring different ways of thinking “disobedience” underpins the 2023 Great Texts/Big Questions Lecture series- which launches May 16. The series is hosted by Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) at UCT and sprung out research and dialogue, convened in late 2022 by The Institute for Humanities in Africa at UCT (HUMA), around the theme of ‘epistemic disobedience’ or ‘disobedient ways of knowing’. There are in-person platforms at The Little Theatre, Hiddingh Campus, UCT and events on Zoom. There is also an installation- Disobedient Eye– in the foyer of the Little Theatre. Tickets to the Great Texts/Big Questions Lecture series are at no cost – free – but booking is essential. No booking required for the installation. Read on for more. Info as supplied.
Big Questions Lecture series 2023- ways of grappling with disobedience
The Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) is proud to announce the launch of the 2023 Great Texts/Big Questions Lecture series on Tuesday May 16, at 5.30 pm at the Little Theatre on Hiddingh Campus.
In late 2022, The Institute for Humanities in Africa at UCT (HUMA) convened researchers and thinkers around the theme of ‘epistemic disobedience’ or disobedient ways of knowing, aimed at grounding critical thinking and engagement with the sociology of ideas, philosophy and historical development of human, Southern, marginalised and African/Africa centred epistemologies.
Through the Great Texts/Big Questions Public Lecture Series, the Institute for Creative Arts wishes to extend the thinking around the theme of disobedience. Drawing on work by writers of novels, plays, performance, memoirs and academic texts who theorise and practice various modes of disobedience and resistance, the public lecture series explores the grammar and texture of disobedience. Disobedience is reflected on as a refusal to engage conventional systems, epistemologies and practices of being — that which scholar Saidiya Hartman contemplates as waywardness; “related to the family of words: errant, fugitive, recalcitrant, anarchic, wilful, reckless, troublesome, riotous, tumultuous, rebellious and wild.” In this sense, disobedience reflects an ability to inhabit the world in ways inimical to those deemed proper and respectable.
Through the work of award-winning scholars, historians, poets, academics and artists, 2023 Great Texts/Big Questions will tease out different ways of thinking “disobedience”. The roster features artists Chuma Sopotela and Qondiswa James, in conversation with director of the ICA Jay Pather, interdisciplinary theatre practitioner Tamara Guhrs, writer and editor Stacy Hardy, authors Zikhona Valela and Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah, historians Dr Joel Cabrita and Kwasi Konadu and writer and critic Dr Wamuwi Mbao.
|Programme- 2023 Great Texts/Big Questions Lecture series- hosted by Institute for Creative Arts (ICA)|
The Little Theatre, Hiddingh Campus at 17h30
Tues May 16: Jay Pather, Chuma Sopotela and Qondiswa James – note this event is at Hiddingh Hall
Thurs May 18: Tamara Guhrs & Stacy Hardy Tues May 23, Zikhona Valela Tue May 30, Dr Wamuwi Mbao
May 15-19: Installation – “Disobedient Eye” – at the Ritchie Gallery
Online, Zoom at 17h30.
Tues June 6: Joel Cabrita
Thurs June 8: Kwasi Konadu
Tues June 13: Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah
Tickets are free but booking is essential. Book at Quicket
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