The Journal of Media Practice & MECCSA Practice Network Symposium 8 June 2017

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’.Journal of Media practice 2017 1

Poetics and Politics Symposium Round Table discussion 2 June 2017

Pratap Rughani is chairing a panel prompted by Alia Syed‘s film On a Wing and a Prayer which is scheduled for 6.45 – 8pm on 2 June 2017 as part of Poetics and Politics of Documentary Symposium held at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, University of Sussex, between 2nd and 4th June, 2017. More here REFRAME .

Alia Syed‘s site-specific video installation On a Wing and a Prayer was displayed at the Stuart Hall Library from March-May 2016. Alia‘s work imaginatively recreates the journey undertaken by Abdul Rahman Haroun, who in August 2015 walked the entire 31 mile length of the Channel Tunnel in a bid to find asylum in the UK. He was arrested by the police and charged under the 1861 Malicious Damage Act; his trial is ongoing. On a Wing and a Prayer was part of the exhibition Migration Dreams and Nightmares, initiated by Nirmal Puwar (Methods Lab, Goldsmiths University), which responded to themes of migrant experience in John Berger and Jean Mohr’s novel A Seventh Man.

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Victoria Mapplebeck & Pratap Rughani in conversation 24 March 2017

A 60’ presentation and Q and A with Victoria Mapplebeck, chaired by Pratap Rughani.
Data Recovery – Mobiles and their role in story-telling, memory and emotion @ The Screening Room, Somerset House, Fri 24 March 2017, 3.30pm – 4.30pm, as part of the The Inside Out Festival, curated and produced by TCCE (The Culture Capital Exchange).

Victoria Mapplebeck will screen her award winning Film London smartphone short, 160 Characters and discuss TEXT ME, an interactive documentary, which lifts the lid on the stories and secrets buried in our mobile phones.

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Data Recovery

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Learning & Teaching Day, UAL 2017, presentation on Documentary Ethics at Futuro House

L & T Day 2017 321 March 2017 at the University of the Arts London Learning & Teaching Day 2017, in Futuro House at Central St Martin’s College, Pratap Rughani and Iris Wakulenko present a parallel session ‘Deep Curiosity’ and the ethics of making artwork – a new online pedagogic tool: Justine Interactive.

Futuro House @ CSM
Futuro House @ CSM



Kubrick at Symposium @ National Cinema Museum, Mexico City, Mexico

Into the Archive: Reviewing Kubrick

The University of the Arts London and the British Council in Mexico with the support of Cineteca Nacional organized a Symposium and a series of workshops on the occasion of the Kubrick exhibition in Mexico City.

Pratap Rughani will be running a new workshop on Imagining Kubrick and delivering a paper Despatches from the Edge.

British Council México: Stanley Kubrick Workshops at Cineteca Nacional, Mexico City

See New Book Chapter: Kubrick’s Lens, Dispatches from the Edge in Stanley Kubrick: New Perspectives.