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School of Business and Management

Creative Industries and Arts Spotlight event

When: Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Online, Zoom

Speaker: Dr Amit Rai, Dr Paula Serafini, Kajal Nisha Patel and Dr Cecilia Wee

This Industry Spotlight event is designed to introduce students to the creative industries and arts organisation sectors, and the contemporary dicussions taking place within them. Find out more about how to break into the creative industries by attending.

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Dr Amit Rai, Programme Director for the Creative Industries and Arts Organisation MA, and Dr Paula Serafini, who teaches on the programe, will host a discussion with two industry panelists:

  • Dr Cecilia Wee - Dr Cecilia Wee (fRSA) is an independent curator, educator and agitator who grew up in London. Her work addresses equitable infrastructures for art and social action, interconnectedness and relationships within and beyond capitalism, working with practitioners using experimental sound, performance, visual and design practices. Cecilia has edited books, curated exhibitions and events, and led research projects with organisations in the UK and Europe. Cecilia wrote her PhD on the documentation of Live Art. She is Visiting Tutor in Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art, Consultant Producer (Fair & Equitable programme) with Contemporary Visual Arts Network England and founder of tdwm studio.

  • Kajal Nisha Patel - Kajal is a visual artist whose work spans disciplines, social groups and contexts. Having previously specialised in lens-based media, she now works as a multidisciplinary artist, primarily using Indian textiles and other found objects. In 2008, Kajal founded Lightseekers, a collaborative project which employs visual art and yoga within socially engaged contexts, to promote mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. Lightseekers operate within spaces where access to professional creative opportunity is limited, providing a platform for participation amongst those who are socially excluded or discriminated against. Lightseekers projects encourage critical engagement with complex social issues, and promote dialogue so that silenced voices are heard.

Our speakers will provide valuable insights into how they started their careers, and became experts in their fields. The session offers a fantastic opportunity for students and prospective students to network with our panelists, and each other.

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