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Reproductive Futires

AND Festival 2012: Reproductive Futures / Zoe Papadopoulou (2012)

30 August – 07 September 2012

We are all familiar with the stories about what the stork brought and the birds and the bees – Papadopoulou asks how these stories will evolve in an age of invitro fertilisation and stem cell research.

Looking towards the not-so-distant future, when sperm and eggs can be created from anyone’s cells regardless of age, gender or sexuality, this project investigated how scientific and technological developments influence the historical stories and narratives that explain where we come from. It aimed to create the space for a broader discussion on artificial reproductive technologies (ART) and on how our perceptions of childbearing and parenthood are headed for a radical change.

Supported by the Wellcome Trust.