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
"A good education is the greatest gift you can give yourself or anyone else." Mahtab Narsimhan... Education is one of the most vital gifts anyone can receive. Catwalk To Freedom recently sponsored 5 South Sudanese girls from Kakuma Refugee camp in Northern Kenya into full-time education/vocational training in Kitale. We documented their journey as part of Diversity … Continue reading Catwalk To Freedom empowers South Sudanese girls
"2016 started with hope... Hope of peace with the signing of the peace agreement. Hope of coorporation between the leaders, but our expectations were quickly crushed..." Our 2017 was ushered-in in Kenya were we met members of Anataban; a collective of young South Sudanese creatives supporting the 'taban' - 'tired' people of South Sudan, during the … Continue reading #AnaTaban South Sudan Campaign for a Peaceful 2017
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
"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!
Did you know that Black students & International students at UAL (University of the Arts London) are 20% less likely to graduate with 1st or 2.1? That only 47% of International students graduate with a 1st or 2.1? Join Arts SU: UAL's Students' Union for a discussion on Working Through the Gaps - A discussion … Continue reading Working Through the Gaps – A Discussion on Attainment at UAL
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
A brand new academic year is upon us, as is the venture of setting up Diversity Matters as a Students' Union Society at UAL - you asked for us to stay so we're delivering! Arts SU Freshers Fair was a great way to introduce Arts Diversity Matters Society (Arts DMS) to University of the Arts London … Continue reading Diversity Matters at Arts SU Freshers Fair 2016 and Arts DMS committee roles!
Black History Month is an opportunity to highlight the history and contributions of African and African diaspora communities and individuals both past and present. Educational spaces have a history of producing grassroots campaigns in the discourse of representation. We caught up with Gabriel Choto, BA Fine Art student student using the facilities of his art school to … Continue reading #DMSpotlight: African Migration Exhibition curated by UAL Fine Art Student
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