Pop Up Common Room: WaterAid & The Power of Images

A man, surrounded by children, lloks at the image on the back of his camera

25 Apr 2018

4pm to 5.30pm

Image credit: WaterAid/Eliza Powell

This event is open to all current UAL postgraduate students and alumni

Join UAL’s Postgraduate Community for a session exploring WaterAid's use of film and photography to achieve the charity's aims of bringing clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene to everyone, everywhere within a generation

WaterAid’s in-house Film and Photography Team will share the different ways that they use innovative and engaging storytelling to develop creative communications to contribute to the charity's work to bring clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene to everyone, everywhere within a generation. The event is aimed at providing an insight into the creative processes at work as part of the organisation’s mission to achieve lasting development goals.

At this Pop Up Common Room you can:
    •    Understand the power of image and film in storytelling, and how this can achieve lasting change
    •    Learn how an in-house Film and Photography team works within an international charity
    •    Put questions directly to Film and Photography professionals
    •    Meet other postgraduate students with similar environmental concerns

To secure a place, email pgcommunity@arts.ac.uk with answers to the following questions:
    •    Your name, course and college
    •    How this opportunity will benefit you
    •    If you are offered a place, can you guarantee you will turn up?

More about WaterAid:
Clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene are basic human rights. They should be a normal part of daily life for everyone, everywhere – but they aren't. The charity WaterAid work with their partners in some of the toughest places in the world. Together, they've already reached millions of people with these three essentials, enabling entire communities to unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good.

And while installing taps and toilets is essential to their work, they do so much more. WaterAid works to convince governments to change laws, link policy makers with people on the ground, pool knowledge and resources and rally support from people and organisations around the world, making lasting change happen on a massive scale.

More about Postgraduate Community:
Exclusive to UAL's Postgraduate Community, Pop Up Common Room events assist in the community's aims for building platforms for skill sharing, networking, collaboration and investigating new communities of practice. Find out more about previous Pop Up Common Room events on our blog: http://blogs.arts.ac.uk/pgcommunity/