Students speak up against cuts, institutional racism and capitalism within University of the Arts institution. https://youtu.be/fi1xINLOQyU Kai, UAL ACS President captures a glimps on video. Follow Diversity Matters on Twitter @DiversityMUK
In a lot of ways Sara Shamsavari reflects her dynamic exhibition The LONDON, PARIS & NYC VEIL series currently showing at the Royal Festival Hall as part of Southbank Centre’s WOW – Women of the World Festival (1 – 8 March), extended until March 29th. British-Iranian photographer Sara Shamsavari, a UAL alumni of Camberwell College of Arts, gave … Continue reading Sara Shamsavari unviels her dynamic exhibition at Royal Festival Hall
On Thursday 19th March an emergency meeting was held at London College of Communication to discuss the news that UAL management allegedly propose to cut over 800 places on Foundation courses which will leave staff are at risk of redundancy from September 2015. These plans are being pushed through with no consultation and no mandate. It … Continue reading #OccupyUAL! No To Foundation Cuts
On Thursday 19th March an emergency meeting was held at London College of Communication to discuss the news that UAL management allegedly propose to cut over 800 places on Foundation courses which will leave staff are at risk of redundancy from September 2015. These plans are being pushed through with no consultation and no mandate. It … Continue reading Occupy UAL: ACS solidarity and keeping BAME attainment in the discourse!
“We have the mentality that we’re trying to survive – not thrive… That is something I want to change.” – TRiBE founder Seyi. When Seyi reached out to UAL ACS via email and explained about her charitable organisation called TRiBE, I was eager to know more. So I arranged an informal meet up at … Continue reading Diversity Spotlight: This is my TRiBE
If you’ve never heard of James Barnor – Google could be your redeemer. James Barnor is a distinguished Ghanaian photographer whose works span over 6 decades covering iconic pre and post Independence occasions in Ghana, formerly the Gold Coast, and Europe. At age 85, Barnor still is exudes youth and passion for his art. … Continue reading Diversity Spotlight: James Barnor behind the lens of the Gold Coast
The last event we held on the topic of beauty in November, community activist Toyin Agbetu was amongst our panelist for UAL ACS welcome event "Beauty and the Beat". This time we’ve gone a step further by inviting Toyin back to LCC to screen his award-winning film “Beauty Is…” as part of ourUAL ACS Film and Literature Festival … Continue reading “Beauty Is…” screening highlights from UAL ACS Film and Literature Festival!
As part of UAL ACS Film and Literature Festival and our campaign for diversity within University of the Arts London, we hosted a discussion on the 10th March about the representation of *Black LGBTQ in Film, Theatre and Literature. As well as addressing questions to our amazingly distinguished “Black Gay and Proud” panel; Rikki Beadle-Blair, Phyll Opoku-Gyimah and … Continue reading Black, Gay, & Proud: representation of LGBTQ in Film