Planetary Health panel, 22 Sep 20

Between 21 – 25 September the UAL Climate Emergency Network is hosting an online 5-day festival to share knowledge from our creative frontline.

Speakers: David Cross with a panel including Professors Pratap Rughani Carole Collet.

Published as a manifesto in 2014 by Richard Horton and colleagues, Planetary Health celebrates the interdependence between human and ecological systems and connects ecological health to physical and mental health. In this session, we will explore how artists and designers might develop Planetary Health through creative and critical cultural practices.

After a short break (from 11.45am-12.00pm), we join speaker David Cross with a panel including Professors Carole Collet and Pratap Rughani to debate and expand upon the notion of Planetary Health, and its potential application in our practices.

https://www.arts.ac.uk/about-ual/sustainability/five-days-ten-years-one-planet

The Decolonising Lens launch of new web series 30 July 2020

Join us for a discussion around the Decolonial as a concept and methodology through the lens of photography, media, and curatorial practice.

Link to the recording of the discussion here.

This session will be chaired by Dr Pratap Rughani, while Brigitte Lardinois, Director of Photography and the Archive Research Centre, will provide an introduction.

In this first instalment of web-series, The Decolonising Lens, Mark Sealy will be joined by Gary Younge and Carol Tulloch to discuss the Decolonial as a concept and methodology through the lens of photography, media, history and curatorial practice.

Disclaimer: Live events will be recorded and made public on University of the Arts London YouTube channels afterwards. By attending a live event, guests agree to their contributions being captured and used for this purpose.

Beyond the Border : between teaching and learning, 17 Mar 2020

Beyond the Border : between teaching and learning
Brigitte Lardinois Acting Director, Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC), London College of Communication, (LCC) University of the Arts London, and Pratap Rughani Associate Dean of Research, (ADR) Professor of Documentary Practices take part in the Learning and Teaching Conference 2020 at Chelsea College of Arts.

How can a UAL research centre renew its relationship with teaching and learning to reach a broader mix of students? Director of the Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC), Brigitte Lardinois workshops ideas with Pratap Rughani (ADR) to develop new opportunities for staff and students to interact with and co-develop Teaching & Learning events from emerging research insights. This workshop coincides with the launch of PARC’s new exhibition programme “Territorial Troubles” opening later in the day on March 17th, focused on Northern Ireland and emergence through conflict.
Colleagues are invited to explore how these ideas work in practice.

Talking to Anyone: UAL’s Chancellor Grayson Perry gives new talk 19 Feb 2020

Talk: 5.30 – 6.30 pm at London College of Communication.
Post-talk discussion moderated by Pratap Rughani, Professor of
Documentary Practices: 6.30 – 7.30 pm.
In the first of a series of engaging lectures for staff and students, UAL
Chancellor Grayson Perry will be sharing his insight into documentary
making as a way to explore the hopes, fears, divisions and challenges of
our society.

Research Season Launch Event: ‘Here For Life’ Screening & Panel, 3 Feb 2020

6:30pm to 8:30pm, at Central St Martin’s. The Dean of Research Professor
Oriana Baddeley invites you to UAL’s Research Season 2020 Launch event: CSM’s Dr Andrea Luka Zimmerman and Co-Director Adrian Jackson, will screen their recently released film Here For Life. Followed by a panel discussion with Professor Pratap Rughani UAL (Chair), Dr Andrea Luka Zimmerman UAL, Fred Meller UAL, Adrian Jackson (Co-Director) Therese Henningsen (Co-Deviser), Errol McGlashan (Performer) & Mwiinga Twyman (Performer).