The OTher Symposium

Welcome to the OTher Symposium 15 -18 May 2018


A symposium bringing diverse people, voices and practices together…building on intersectionality to change human lives: Hosted by the UKZN Occupational Therapy Department


Come and visit Durban, South Africa, the “warmest place to be” in 2018, with its golden beaches, diversity of people and culture and rated as the city in South Africa with the highest quality of life.a beautiful and culturally diverse country.

This event aims to showcase alternative (OTher) praxes and innovative collaborations between disciplines and professions within and outside health; bring to light unique stories that forefront real interventions that speak to improving the quality of life for humankind.

The symposium will cultivate an atmosphere of dialogue and sharing as presenters are encouraged to submit presentations in all formats that include but are not excluded to –

  • paper presentations,
  • action based pieces,
  • auto-ethnography,
  • art installations
  • poetry/dance/videography
  • visual methodologies such as drama, narrative or photo-voice.

We hope that relationships formed between different professionals, whether in private or public, foreign or local, will go beyond the conference to inform current health practices thereby improving the quality of life of humankind in South Africa and worldwide.