If you missed us on the 'I am Gap’ panel conversation on inclusivity and diversity within the creative industries streamed live from #IamGAPstore Covent Garden on the 22nd February - you can still join the conversation! Earlier last month, GAP kicked off the Spring season by transformed their Covent Garden store to celebrate forty seven years on … Continue reading #IAmGAPStore: discussing the diversity ‘GAP’ in the creative industries
The first Diversity Matters 'The D-Word' session took place at ThoughtWorks earlier this week offering an opportunity to address race-related issues in the workplace, in a safe space for open and honest critical discussion. Participants from diverse backgrounds included industry professionals as well as students and recent graduates. Kai Lutterodt, Diversity Matters founder started … Continue reading #TheDWord addressing diversity in the Work place, ThoughtWorks Soho
Check out Kai Lutterodt, Diversity Matters founder, featured in a recent Huffington Post article written by William Barylo; sociologist, filmmaker, writer, photographer, and spiritual adventurer. The post titled 'Dark Times, Bright Voices: Hope From The Diaspora' highlights 5 change-makers during the uncertainty of our current political climate contributed by Brexit and the US elections. Being recognised considering the short time … Continue reading Dark Times, Bright Voices: Diversity Matters featured in the Huffington Post
The ECU (Equality Challenge Unit) national conference 2016 took place at the Nottingham Conference Centre on the 29th and 30th November. The art-decor style building exterior lead into a vibrant modern interior which doubles as part of Nottingham Trent University, making it an ideal setting for discussing issues relating to Higher Education. Professor Janet Beer, Chair, … Continue reading Connect – Collaborate – Share: Highlights from ECU Conference 2016
"The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated." James Baldwin, A Talk to Teachers 1963 Yesterday signified a heroic day. I submitted by dissertation, which marks end of my studenthood at University of the Arts London … Continue reading “Let’s Talk About Race” dissertation submission!
October has indeed been an eventfull one, as can be expected with it being Black History Month in the UK. However events of the month also took me to Ghana where I had the honour of attending and supporting BTWSC/African Histories Revisited seminar held on the 14th October 2016, at the Ghana Institute Of Journalism … Continue reading IDPAD Ghana: raising awareness of International Decade For People Of African Descent
"Thing is, when you get out more, you see there's a disconnect between the real world & TV world. People in the TV world often aren't the same as people in the real world... Change is coming, but it's taking its sweet time." Idris Elba Who remembers where they were, or what they were doing when Idris Elba's speech … Continue reading #DiversityInMediaMatters: United Artists For Italy stand for representation in the media!
We caught up with UAL alumnus, journalist James Childs, founder of Diffrnt - an online magazine, who'll be curating an exciting exhibition exploring Hip-Hop culture both past and present! Diffrnt is an online magazine which aims to create a platform for aspiring & established talent in music, art and fashion. Diffrnt Presents Rap Portraits is their … Continue reading #DMSpotlight: Diffrnt Presents Rap Portraits on the 21st Oct 2016
Earlier this week we hosted an audience participatory art workshop to support LGBT charity Stonewall for their Stonewall Season exhibition next month. The workshop held at University of the Arts London (UAL), was facilitated by Black, transfemme performance artist and writer Travis Alabanza. "Instead of presenting a thing where maybe Black folk are expected to have this … Continue reading #ByYourSide: Diversity Matters LGBTQ workshop calls for allyship to the Black struggle
BFI London Film Festival is just around the corner! Get ready for the world’s best new films in cinemas across London from the 5th -16th October... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OekM2EzMeQ Taking place in 14 venues across the city, BFI have a number of films in the programme showcasing diversity in cinema, and features some of the best black talent in film. Catch … Continue reading 240+ Films – 12 Days – 1 Festival: The BFI London Film Festival 2016!