With many bank firms across the US and Western Europe addressing diversity within their own company cultures and with their clients, this article opens the discussion as to how one Italian bank has been fostering collaborative spaces with immigrant communities.
An invite to Manchester not only landed Diversity Matters founder Kai an opportunity to speak on the panel hosted by ThoughtWorks themed "Building a Space for All", but to also reflect on the theme by asking a few ThoughtWorks colleagues about their favourite space in their brand new office built with inclusivity in mind... https://youtu.be/ndQO57T3fEk … Continue reading Diversity Matters at ThoughtWorks Manchester: Reflecting on a Space Built for All
The Diaspora Pavilion run from May 13th at the Palazzo Pisani S. Marina during the 57th Venice Biennale, offering an alternative perspective to the conventional contemporary art discourse. As the exhibition drew to a close this week on the 26th November, I took the opportunity to reflect on my experience at the Diaspora Pavilion earlier this year... … Continue reading Diaspora Pavilion 2017: Through my lens and reflections
The UK's first national heritage centre dedicated to Black history and culture, Black Cultural Archives (BCA), has put out an open call to the community in aid of identifying a minimum of 1000 successful and influential black people to make it on its list of Unsung Heroes! Details: - Successful black people across all sectors - Must … Continue reading Black Cultural Archives to honour over 1000 Unsung Heroes
Divercity Arts Project at Camden Lock Market - done! Two days selling items created over the two week Divercity Arts Project workshops! CLICK HERE to find out more... The group with the highest sales profit wins the prize to sell in The Big Draw online store! Photos by Kai Lutterodt Have you booked for our Summer … Continue reading Divercity Arts Project Popup at Camden Lock Market in pictures!
Zines are a great way of exploring topics in further detail or just sharing your thoughts as a starting point. Rudy Loewe is a queer non binary artist of colour whose drawings and and zines pack more than political innuendos... They make a political statement! https://youtu.be/wg2DP4zbo9Y Non-binary is Genderqueer term for gender identities that are not exclusively … Continue reading Questioning Identity, Gender and Sexuality… Rudy Loewe zine workshop tells it like it is!
"I'm chuffed to bits to be linked to this project. The work is wonderful" - Susan Orr, Dean of Learning/Teaching & Enhancement UAL. https://youtu.be/3sPhM91qmkE Filmed and edited by Kai Lutterodt. Watch the full video on our YouTube Channel and subscribe! Diversity Matters Exhibit opening view took place on the 2nd June at UAL High Holborn. The … Continue reading Diversity Matters Exhibit opening view and fundraiser evening #DMExhibit16
Graduates Futures Week 11th - 15th July is University of the Arts London's annual careers event that supports graduating students to get ahead in the creative industries. Led by UAL Careers and Employability in partnership with other UAL departments, staff and external organisations offering skills to help students develop employability and entrepreneurial skills, gain greater … Continue reading She Creates: Graduate Futures Week highlights Women of Colour in Graphic Design and Illustration
When Russian designer Ekaterina Kudryashova offered to donate 3 dresses towards the fundraiser, we thought it'd be a great opportunity to have them auctioned during the duration of Diversity Matters Exhibit (2nd - 10th June)! The starting price is £35 each and we're hoping to raise as much as possible towards our latest charitable project which will support over 300 orphaned children in Uganda!
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!