Rolf Killius is the co-curator, researcher, and media producer of the 'Roots and Changes – Gujarati Influences’ project.
He is a museum consultant, ethnomusicologist (MMus SOAS, London University), oral historian, sound/film producer/editor, and radio journalist whose work appears in a variety of contexts. He works internationally in exhibition curating, academic research, music and sound production, film production and editing, digital library research, digitisation, and documentation.
Recently Rolf worked as a Specialist Consultant in Oral History Management for the National Museum of Qatar and as Curator of Oral and Musical Cultures at the British Library Qatar Foundation Partnership in London and Doha.
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Lata Desai is the co-curator and project leader of the 'Roots and Changes – Gujarati Influences’ project. Inspired by the personal story of her family’s journey from India to Africa and Britain, she has been in constant pursuit of this knowledge and has been able to bring an extensive understanding of the story of this project as a co-curator, researcher, and project manager.
As the Chair of Subrang Arts, she has been able to profile and programme new and exciting culturally diverse arts, by creating and developing Subrang Arts, a leading South Asian Arts organisation in South London.
Lata has built an excellent track record and accrued considerable experience and knowledge in the management and delivery of Arts and Heritage projects working in partnership with the public and voluntary sector targeting a wide range of high-quality heritage projects – ‘Indian String and Dance Exhibition’, ‘Sitar Festival’, ‘Vivekananda and Ancient Indian Civilisation’ to name a few.
She has successfully managed dance and music projects, events, festivals, community-art workshops and commissions with regional, national and international artists. The immense range of art forms and cultures she has championed have an intrinsic value and are a benefit to the community as a whole. It is this career span as a practitioner that has given her a range of experience which she brings to bear in her role as a passionate Community Arts Leader.
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