The Creative Laboratory: Searching and Researching through Practice, explores the intersection of creativity and critical thinking via practice as research, through addressing the issues of today.
“An abiding theme in my work is how to rebuild the ‘connective tissue’ of a culture in the aftermath of violence and atrocity. In this short presentation, I explore some new footage from a forthcoming gallery installation Chambers of the Heart (2024) working with visionary people who dare to develop dialogue in the aftermath of unspeakable loss. What might be born when victims and perpetrators seek to see what can be recovered in each other’s humanity? Can such stories offer a new path through polarisation to help interrupt the slide towards toxic polarisation to alienation or hatred?” Pratāp Rughani
Professor Pratāp Rughani, Documentary Filmmaker, Associate Dean of Research, London College of Communication UAL and Professor in Documentary Practices, is currently developing a project based on restorative practices and the development of dialogue in the aftermath of conflict, including navigating tensions between ‘free’ speech and hate speech.
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?
The launch party of The Creative Stance, a collection of essays by important practitioners celebrating the principles essential to creative success, is to be held at Koenig Bookshop on Charing Cross Road.
A programme featuring University of the Arts London Central St Martins MA Character Animation films, and MA Documentary Film presented by Dr Pratap Rughani, Reader in Documentary Film and Course Leader MA Documentary Film, London College of Communication, screened at Fastnet Film Festival in Schull, Ireland.
Dr Pratap Rughani has been awarded a UAL Teaching Scholarship 2016 from Professor Susan Orr at the annual UAL Learning and Teaching Day. He will undertake a project entitled “Navigating the complexity of ethics in research and making: a film and AV guide for learning and teaching”.
The title of UAL Teaching Scholar celebrates the achievements of outstanding teachers, and Scholars are supported to develop and share their practice with colleagues.
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.
‘Staging Disorder’ is an exhibition of photography, sound and moving image exploring the contemporary representation of the real in relation to modern conflict.
The show coincides with a symposium from 2-6pm on Tuesday 27 January in the Main Lecture Theatre, LCC, University of the Arts London, featuring speakers Sarah Pickering, Beate Geissler (Geissler/Sann), Alexandra Stara, Paul Lowe, Jennifer Good, Paul Tebbs, Pratap Rughani, Cathy Lane and Angus Carlyle.