Fastnet Film Festival 2018 Seminar

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, Bristol workshop

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.

Photographer Mark Lawrence

UAL’s Research Fortnight 2018 Launch event 5 Mar 6.30pm to 8pm

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.
Book here.

Art Materiality and Representation 2018 conference

Dr Pratap Rughani will give a paper Praxis through the hand, mind, heart and eye in the Creative Art / Anthropology Praxis as Revelation and Resistance panel at the conference held at the Clore Centre of the British Museum and SOAS 1 – 3 June 2018.

The conference is presented by the Royal Anthropological Institute, the Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas of the British Museum and the Department of Anthropology at SOAS.

TECHNE Congress: 11 & 12 January 2018 Flow and Flux

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.

Visible Evidence XXIV Buenos Aires 2 – 5 August 2017

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.