Panel with Sukhdev Sandhu, Parvati Raghuram, Alia Syed, Sandhya Suri, Antoinette Brown, Nirmal Puwar (Chair).
17 March 2016, 4.00-7.00pm, RHB 137a Sign up for this free event via Eventbrite
Is the author of Night Haunts: A Journey Through The London Night (winner of 2008 DH Lawrence International Prize For Travel Writing). He makes radio documentaries for the BBC, runs the Colloquium for Unpopular Culture at New York University, and is a film critic (he was named Critic of the Year at the British Press Awards in 2005). His writings have appeared in a number of publications including the London Review of Books, Suddeutsche Zeitung, Du, The Wire, Sight and Sound, Bidoun, Gastronomica, The Australian, Modernism/ Modernity, New York, The Guardian, Times Literary Supplement.
Is the film director of I is For India, a film memoir based on years of transnational cine film letters exchanged between her father in India and his parental home in India during a long duration of separation. She has worked on a wide range of international and local NGOs before running the Film Unit at Oxfam GB for three years. Suri has a strong interest in participatory film.
Is Director of the OpenSpace Research Centre. Her books include Gendered migration and global social reproduction with Kofman, E (2015). She has co-authored Gender and International Migration in Europe (2000) and The Practice of Cultural Studies (2004) and co-edited Tracing Indian Diasporas: Contexts, Memories, Representations (2008) & South Asian Women in the Diaspora (2003, with N. Puwar).
Her art work fills the exhibition space of Migrating Dreams + Nightmares at Goldsmiths. Previously she worked with the Methods Lab on the AHRC project Noise of the Past and Cinema III. She works predominantly in the medium of painting and sculpture, but has worked on large scale installations. Her work is concerned with the cyclical nature of time often with focus on the points of intersection between painting, sculpture, and spatial analysis. She has recently had work exhibited with The Well Made Project, London and The Art of Caring Project in association with Kingston University.
Is an artistic film maker. She has collaborated with the Methods Lab for Migrating Dreams + Nightmares by installing her new film On a Wing and a Prayer on the shelves of the Stuart Hall Library. The film is inspired by the story of Abdul Rahman Haroun, who walked through the channel tunnel. Syed’s films have been shown internationally, including BBC Arts Online; The Triangle Space; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; 5th Moscow Biennale; Museum of Modern Art; Museo National Centro de Arte Reina Sofia; XV Sydney Biennale; Hayward Gallery; Tate Britain; and Tate Modern, London.