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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Elton John’s piano inspires #ThumbsUpFor Uganda piano tour

In February 2016 Elton John wowed commuters passing through St Pancras, with a surprise performance at the station, and even donated the Yamaha B3 Piano to the station signed; "Enjoy this piano. It's a gift. Love, Elton John x". Often rough-sleepers or on low income, King's Cross' street pianists are able to find camaraderie amongst … Continue reading Elton John’s piano inspires #ThumbsUpFor Uganda piano tour

#DMSpotlight: Misogynoir and the well-being of black women

Misogynoir is misogyny directed towards black women where race and gender both play roles in bias. It was coined by queer black feminist Moya Bailey, who created the term to address misogyny directed toward black women in American visual and popular culture. This week's #DMSpotlight captures a dynamic discussion addressing misogynoir and how it affects the well-being of black women.   https://www.facebook.com/diversitymattersuk/videos/319133951767299/ "I think misogynoir is really … Continue reading #DMSpotlight: Misogynoir and the well-being of black women

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

Generation Rises: “L’ITALIA SONO ANCH’IO” #Cittadinisenzacittadinanza

"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

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

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: Life After Art School with Darren Appiagyei and Philip Alo

The prospects of life after university for recent graduates should be filled with one of opportunity and freedom. Freedom from the confined walls of the lecture room, and opportunity that what has been learnt can secure job prospects to enhance their livelihood. However, a study released earlier this year by the Institute for Social and Economic Research … Continue reading #DMSpotlight: Life After Art School with Darren Appiagyei and Philip Alo