Who goes where? The Ethics of Representation in documentary
“We look into the ethics of representation and ethics of production in documentary as an inextricable cycle, addressing documentary’s legacy of ethnography and its distillation into modern documentary practice. Our panellists will address the thin line between ‘subject’ and ‘object’; who is looking at who from both behind and in front of the camera and what might constitute a meaningful dialogue between the two.”
At the 10th edition of the Fastnet Film Festival, Ireland, the seminar ‘Films to Change the World’ will focus on Human Rights, with Dr Emma Sandon, Senior Lecturer in Film and TV, at Birkbeck, University of London, and at the Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy Summer School, and Dr Pratāp Rughani, Director, Lotus Films & Head of Research at London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London.
i-Docs 2018 is a three-day event dedicated to the expanding and evolving field of interactive documentary, hosted by the University of the West of England’s Digital Cultures Research Centre (DCRC). The fifth edition of i-Docs is convened by Judith Aston, Sandra Gaudenzi and Mandy Rose, and produced by Julia Scott-Stevenson.
i-Docs 2018 will be held at the Watershed in Bristol’s Harbourside on Wednesday 21st – Friday 23rd March 2018.
Dr Pratap Rughani holds a workshop Map my Ethics! on the development of an online ethics tool for makers.
Vice Chancellor Nigel Carrington invites you to UAL’s Research Fortnight keynote event chaired by Dr Pratap Rughani, (Acting) Associate Dean of Research. Full programme here.
In his Keynote presentation held at the Professor Mugendi K M’Rithaa’s will talk about his role as President of the World Design Organisation (WDO) and his recent transitioning from this role to become President Emeritus, and mentor to the WDO Board for the next two years, Dr M’Rithaa will reflect on key achievements and challenges ahead.
He will also discuss his ideas for Inclusive Design, and a more nuanced approach to this as a key strategy for design thinking, to address expansive issues encompassing: social, geo political, economic, environmental. In addition to conventional perception of this approach to design, to put first the interests of vulnerable and minority populations, those with disabilities, age and ageing, the materially and sensorily challenged.
Rootstein Hopkins Space (East) London College of Fashion, 20 John Prince’s Street, London W1G, ee.
Dr Rughani delivered a lecture on Stanley Kubrick and a scriptwriting workshop based on following Kubrick’s process of adaptation through scene development techniques, applied to new student ideas. Delivered to Whistling Woods Institute of Film Communication & Creative Arts faculty and students on Feb 14 2018.
AS part of this year’s Congress, Dr Pratap Rughani presents a paper:
“Flux & Flow in Transnational Art & Identity”.
Dialogues of Difference: exploring the challenges of meeting ‘otherness’ through confronting the histories brought together in South Africa’s Truth & Reconciliation Process.
(Picture Credit: Tim Smith, UAL )
Flow & Flux:
While doctoral research traditionally aims to define, understand and advance a body of knowledge, there are moments when the individual researcher is floating in a constantly changing tide of understanding, caught up in an ebb and flow of unfixed definitions. Through debate, discussion and exhibition the 2018 TECHNE Congress, hosted by the University of the Arts London, will explore the concepts of flow and flux, not only in their wider application to ideas of knowledge but also in terms of their specific relevance to understanding research processes and methodologies.
The TECHNE consortium comprises seven universities in London and the South-East and has approximately 50 AHRC scholarships to award each year across a range of arts and humanities disciplines. Applications are made through the relevant university.
VE2017 is hosted in collaboration with the National University of Tres de Febrero (UNTREF), Revista Cine Documental and the Argentine Association of Cinema and Audiovisual Studies (AsAECA). The conference will take place at the Centro Cultural Borges (Borges Cultural Center) above the traditional Galerías Pacífico and at the Margarita Xirgu theater in the historical neighborhood of San Telmo.
Map my Ethics! An Interactive Journey through Art Ethics Presentation and Discussion with Pratap Rughani at the 8th ELIA Academy, organised in partnership with Central Saint Martins and the Teaching and Learning Exchange at the University of the Arts London.