"I am Italy also" / "Citizens without citizenship" These are some of the hashtags trending the campaign for recognition of Italians of migrant parents still being denied their birthright - citizenship! Earlier this year I joined Generation Rises activism group lead by young Italians of migrant parents, outside the Italian Embassy in London to expressed … Continue reading Generation Rises: “L’ITALIA SONO ANCH’IO” #Cittadinisenzacittadinanza
Project Noir is an art collective and creative networking group for people of AFRICAN, CARIBBEAN and ASIAN heritage. As an online platform, Project Noir has close to 2,000 members. The initiative behind this group is to connect creative professionals from black and minority ethnic heritage working in the media to; encourage progression, support and highlight the under-representation … Continue reading Diversity Matters Spotlight: Noir Winter Chill Noir
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
In the mist of all the darkness surrounding killings of black men - both in the USA and UK, it's refreshing to highlight a positive spin on campaigning and challenging our social norms though 'art activism'... For the black community especially, this visual medium of campaigning couldn't be more apt to channel our frustrations into making a positive … Continue reading Diversity Matters Spotlight: Why ‘Black Faces in White Spaces’ matter (VID)
We checked out the Degree Show at Camberwell College of Arts, and managed to speak with some of the artists whose work caught our eye - unapologetically re-claiming spaces conventionally used to address Eurocentric themes!
We've been sharing the pictures of supporters in NYC holding Diversity Matters merchandise - and you've probably been wondering how we're in the USA after just a few months since our official launch in April?! It's all down to our allie Fabio Tedde a.k.a Pianist Without Borders, who's currently out in NYC supporting Sing For … Continue reading 750+ street pianos played – and counting! Pianist Without Borders in NYC
Earlier this week, we organised a fundraising film screening of "In The Shadow of the Sun" to support Wimbledon College of Arts (WCA) student Jacqui Ennis Cole who's art work is themed around awareness of people with albinism. Jacqui will be volunteering in Tanzania with Standing Voice to provide participatory workshops for women with albinism and mothers of children … Continue reading “In The Shadow of the Sun” film screening and fundraiser to support WCA student albinism awareness project!
We collaborated with 27 yr old British-Nigerian creative and founder of Dorcas Creates, Dorcas Magbadelo to produce thoughtful illustrations inspired Kai Lutterodt's short film of interviews "Diversity Matters: Let's Talk About Race" CLICK HERE to watch pt1. The connection was established though a recommendation when we sought an illustrator to design the supporting literature for "Diversity Matters: … Continue reading Dorcas Creates thoughtful Diversity Matters illustrations!
This week's Diversity Matters Spotlight (#DMspotlight) is Sahil Lodha - a final year BA Photography student at London College of Communication (LCC)... He shares why diversity matters to him - plus an invite to his graduate show project private view of "The World in London" on the 26th May! https://youtu.be/suN2j-ruTgs #DMSpotlight filmed and edited by Kai … Continue reading Diversity Matters Spotlight: Sahil Lodha on Diversity and “The World in London” degree show invite!