Unmasking Colonial agendas: Beyond the façade

Diversity Matters hosted a creative participatory workshop at Central Saint Martins in support of a MA student's research project using Anansi (the folkloric spider) to address colonial agendas. The workshop which used masking making as an aid to discuss un-masking colonial agendas was in aid of Vaidehi's research on legal agendas, their influence on the distribution of stories … Continue reading Unmasking Colonial agendas: Beyond the façade

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Diversity Matters at ThoughtWorks Manchester: Reflecting on a Space Built for All

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/ndQO57T3fEkContinue reading Diversity Matters at ThoughtWorks Manchester: Reflecting on a Space Built for All

Diaspora Pavilion 2017: Through my lens and reflections

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

Diversity Matters Collective: How it went at ThoughtWorks Soho

The first Diversity Matters Collective workshop took place at ThoughtWorks Soho on the 9th November... We're still buzzing from the sheer level of engagement and productivity we experienced! https://youtu.be/zRS9U3P5tqg The next steps for Diversity Matters is to form an Diversity Matters Advisory Board (CLICK HERE to apply) and offer collective members and associates an opportunity to Pitch an idea (CLICK HERE to pitch) for … Continue reading Diversity Matters Collective: How it went at ThoughtWorks Soho

Diversity Matters Collective Workshop

The first Diversity Matters Collective workshop took place on the 9th Nov 2017 at ThoughtWorks Soho. Attendees from a range of sectors and industries interested in the topic centred around race equality and inclusion, arrived at the centrally-located open-plan office of our partners ThoughtWorks; revolutionising software design, creation and delivery, while advocating for positive social … Continue reading Diversity Matters Collective Workshop

‘Unmasking Colonial Agendas with Anansi’ participatory workshop 22nd Nov 2017

Diversity Matters is co-facilitating with MA student Vaidehi Bhargava an interactive participatory mask-making workshop themed around 'unmasking colonial agendas' using the African/Caribbean folkloric character Anansi! Vaihedi will give context to the workshop and her own research on legal agendas, their influence on the distribution of stories throughout the world, and how the historical context of Anansi … Continue reading ‘Unmasking Colonial Agendas with Anansi’ participatory workshop 22nd Nov 2017

Diversity Matters Collective: How it went on Social Media!

We invited our social media co-ordinator Kanndiss Riley to share her experience of our first Diversity Matters Collective, which took place on the 9th Nov at ThoughtWorks Soho! If you missed Kanndiss' Instagram live and stories take-over, here's your opportunity to catch some highlights in this short video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqPSp3YTgTk -- The Diversity Matters Collective workshop … Continue reading Diversity Matters Collective: How it went on Social Media!

#DMSpotlight: AfroPunk Paris highlights

AFROPUNK FEST is a festival and cultural movement that celebrates empowerment, diversity and individuality. In summer 2016 the festival, best known for it's Brooklyn location, arrived in Europe for the very first time for AFROPUNK Paris; the festival celebrates urban and soul music as well as visual artistry and performance. As part of our #DiversityMatters … Continue reading #DMSpotlight: AfroPunk Paris highlights

#IAmGAPStore: discussing the diversity ‘GAP’ in the creative industries

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

Diversity Matters Beyond Borders Showcase and Fundraiser // 14th March

My trip to Uganda and Kenya in December to support #ThumbsUpForUganda inspired the launch of Diversity Matters Beyond Borders! It was an opportunity to take the message of celebrating our differences, yet respecting each other as one, beyond the UK! Join us for an evening of celebration as we launch Diversity Matters Beyond Borders outreach … Continue reading Diversity Matters Beyond Borders Showcase and Fundraiser // 14th March