Each year, UCT celebrates outstanding creative works and publications by UCT staff. Here are the 2016 winners.
A 'time' for Africa?
Dr Litheko Modisane, a senior lecturer in the Centre for Film and Media Studies and winner of the 2016 UCT Book Award, speaks about the making and reception of black-centred films like Mapantsula, Come Back, Africa and uDeliwe – and the need to keep challenging perceptions of Africa's time and place.
'I can survive anything if I survived that degree'
Professor Jenni Case spent a year in a third-year UCT chemical engineering class, studying how learning is shaped by students' social context. Eight years later, she followed up with 14 of these students to find out how their learning experiences continues to shape their lives. The product of her research, published under the title Researching Student Learning in Higher Education: A social realist approach, won her the UCT Meritorious Book Award for 2015.
Art that bears witness
Associate Professor Jay Pather, director of the Institute for Creative Arts and winner of the 2016 UCT Creative Works Award, speaks about his reimagining of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar – and about the power of art to bear witness during times we feel “abandoned and lonely, unseen and invisible”.
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