Dr Pratap Rughani, Associate Dean of Research, LCC, will chair this panel discussion, part of Research Fortnight.
Panel members will give a brief presentation on their own research and practice and its connections with the Holocaust.
Monday 11 March 2019 6 – 8pm
Lecture Theatre C
London College of Communication
Free and open to all, but please book on Eventbrite.
As researchers, writers and creative practitioners why do we choose to make work in the aftermath of atrocity? Is there a potential for the creative process and its artefacts to enable human connection when it is all but lost or destroyed? How do we engage with the issue of ethics in researching, writing and making post-atrocity artefacts from the remnants of dark periods in history?
Pratap Rughani delivered a workshop Justine Interactive: the Dance of Documentary Ethics at Bath Spa University Media Convergence Research Centre at the Journal of Media Practice and MeCCSA Practice Network Annual Symposium, which explored the theme of ‘Practice and/as Media Industry Research’.
18:00 – 19:45 @ Central St Martins
1 Granary Square, E003
Kings Cross London N1C 4AA
Free event and open to all, but please book
Pre-Screening refreshments from 6:00pm in the CSM Staff Club. Screening from 6:35pm in Lecture Theatre E003.
UAL staff discuss their approaches to working with the Kubrick archive, accompanied by a screening of three of his rarely seen documentary works from the 1950s. Professor Oriana Baddeley (UAL Dean of Research) will be in discussion with Dr Pratap Rughani (Reader LCC) and Richard Daniels (Senior Archivist from the Kubrick Archive at UAL) about different approaches to working with this fascinating collection.
“As was the case at the 2013 conference, the Poetics and Politics conference will provide an invaluable context for documentary-based research that both troubles and reinvigorates the discrepant categories of scholarly “theory” and cultural “practice.” The symposium invites participants whose work frames, historicizes, or embodies questions about the various possible relations of theory to practice in documentary research”.
FRIDAY MAY 15, 2015 DARC 108
6:00- 6:30pm WELCOME and OPENING REMARKS
6:30-8:00pm EPISTEMOLOGIES OF PRAXIS (Sharon Daniel, Hope Tucker, Pratap Rughani)
This panel gathers practitioners whose documentary work provide key provocations for this symposium. Interrogating and problematising how documentary epistemologies and meanings are constructed, this panel raises specific approaches for demystifying documentary-making as a practice of visible evidence. Questions considered by this panel include: the scope of documentary practice in the ‘fourth world’; documentary materiality as a source for relaying narratives of unresolved environmental disaster; and the ethical (consent) and aesthetic/affective concerns in documentary-making processes that involve asymmetric power relations between makers and subjects. The panel offers pathways for understanding reflexive praxis as a source of competing historical and affective epistemologies, more than simply a move to deconstruct the documentary artefact. Through this, the panel situates how documentary-making as a socio-historical and psycho-social practice intervenes in contemporary geo-political scenarios.
Poetics & Politics Abstracts and Programme
University of California, Santa Cruz USA
This screening is followed by a discussion, led by Head of College, Natalie Brett and Dr Pratap Rughani, examining the art of crossing bridges in documentary and raising core questions of the ethics of consent and the representation of disability. All welcome, but please make a booking.
The screening and discussion is organised by the UAL Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC). This is a Moose on the Loose event. The overall aim of Moose is to encourage and celebrate research initiatives, large and small, with wide ranging themes, from design activism to the intersection of poetry and film.
London College of Communication, Room MLG06, Elephant & Castle, London SE1 6SB