About Kai

Winner of SUARTS “Creative Contribution to the Student Community” 2016!

“What started off as a little idea lingering at the back of my mind has quickly become something real – something tangible. Through hard work and dedication, Diversity Matters has the potential to make a BIG difference on how people of colour are represented in the Arts and Media, as well as Education and Work environments…” 

Diversity Matters is an awareness platform with a focus on race matters and BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) representation in the Arts and Media, Education and Work Environments. Set up by Kai Lutterodt; a graduate of University of the Arts London inspired to advocate on behalf of marginalised students using her platforms as former Students’ Union LCC Officer, University of the Arts London (UAL) Culture & Travel Society co-founder and winner of SUARTS’ “Creative Contribution to the Student Community” award 2016.


Kai Lutterodt, Diversity Matters founder representing Ghana in Sahil Lodha’s “The World In London”

Formally the President of UAL African Caribbean Society, since 2014 Kai has passionately engaged African, Caribbean and non-BAME students, as well as industry creatives, in termly events, organised an award-winning Film & Literature Festival, and successfully winning a campaign to ensure guest lecturers speaking at ACS/Diversity Matters events at UAL are paid AL (associate lecturer) rates, to name a few achievements.

Kai Lutterodt is an avid blogger, cultural explorer and diversity activist. It’s through her travels around the world that she gained first hand experience “on the field”, exercising her attainments in photography and journalism to advance into documenting stories through the medium of video. A self-taught video-journalist and editor, starting only 3 years ago during a volunteering trip in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. It was in the homeless camps of Port-au-Prince that Kai first used her iPad to make short films documenting her surroundings. She has since upgraded to more sufficient equipment… Though still adamant it’s small enough to fit in her handbag – not her suitcase!
Find out more www.Travalmakerkai.com


Presentation at UAL Race Champion Forum May 2016. Photo by Amanda-Jayne, LCF alumna

Specialist skills:

  • Event organising
  • Consultancy
  • Engaging marginalised groups/liberation groups
  • Video interviews/filming and editing
  • Blogging
  • Diversity Matters workshops
  • Project management
  • Social media
  • Public speaking
  • Workshop facilitator

Available for:

  • Public speaking on diversity, equality and inclusion, world-wide
  • Film screening Q&A for short film of interviews “Diversity Matters: Let’s Talk About Race”
  • Corporate video consultancy starting at £100. Video fee for corporate events starting at £450
  • Research projects in race, culture, identity/representation in the Arts, Media, Education and work environments
  • For other services please contact Kai directly on k.lutterodt1@arts.ac.uk

#DMExhibit16 interview with “A Different Kind of Woman”. Photo credit: Eclectic Sarah

Current projects/objectives:

  • Curating Diversity Matters Exhibit: Art. Music.Film. exhibition and fundraiser for Art4Change & Pianist WithoutBorders volunteering project to take a piano to a village in Uganda. Book for the Private view 2nd June CLICK HERE
  • Divercity Arts Project (1st July – 17th July) “The Apprentice”- style group workshops which gives students an opportunity to sell their works and keep any profit made. The group with the highest amount earned winning a prize to an art fair in the UK or abroad! Email for more info k.lutterodt1@arts.ac.uk
  • BFI participation and audience development (targeting students, Young people under 25)
  • Marketing collaboration for The Hard Stop premier at the BFI on 11th July. CLICK HERE to book your discount tickets and offers through Diversity Matters!
  • Diversity Matters workshops in São Paulo (TBC)
  • Developing “Diversity Mattes: Let’s Talk About Race” interviews into a short film
  • Pre-Black History Month guest lecture with Prince Asfa-Wossen Asserate (Great-nephew of Emperor Haile Selassie) 28th or 29th September 2016. Venue (TBC). To partner/sponsor/support please email Kai diversitymattersuk@gmail.com
  • Research project seeking UAL alumni in “developing countries”.  Email for more info diversitymattersuk@gmail.com

#DMExhibit16 Private View night. Photo credit: Eclectic Sarah

Connect with Kai:

“I’m passionate about spreading the message of diversity, with a focus on ‘race matters’, alongside organisations and individuals in the creative industry – let’s collaborate!” Kai x


One thought on “About Kai

  1. Dear Diversity Matters UK,

    I would love to work with you.

    As a father of two beautiful mixed race children, my main reason for writing our diverse children’s books was to change the lack of diverse characters in the mainstream.

    Please let me know if you would like to receive more information about Lemon Drop Books.

    Kind regards



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