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 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

#TheDWord addressing diversity in the Work place, ThoughtWorks Soho

The first Diversity Matters 'The D-Word' session took place at ThoughtWorks earlier this week offering an opportunity to address race-related issues in the workplace, in a safe space for open and honest critical discussion. Participants from diverse backgrounds included industry professionals as well as students and recent graduates.   Kai Lutterodt, Diversity Matters founder started … Continue reading #TheDWord addressing diversity in the Work place, ThoughtWorks Soho

Diversity Matters Spotlight: Black, Queer and Gifted – Travis Alabanza

In June we invited Travis to perform at the private view of our Diversity Matters Exhibit which showcased over 10 artists works themed on diversity and race matters. And to continue the relationship established, they'll be facilitating our Stonewall art participatory workshop exploring the theme #ByYourSide this coming Black History Month.CLICK HERE the blog post. Travis … Continue reading Diversity Matters Spotlight: Black, Queer and Gifted – Travis Alabanza

AfroPunk Paris: Diversity Matters with Maga Moura & Marriette Immaculate

Hailing from Bahia; the Brazilian state rich in African culture, currently undergoing a revolution of re-claiming it's 'blackness' starting from it's very root - the natural hair movement, there's more to Magá Moura than meets the eye! Great meeting fashionistas Maga Moura and British-Nigerian blogger Mariette Immaculate at AfroPunk Paris! https://youtu.be/zn8akJ3rENA Check out our full video of who … Continue reading AfroPunk Paris: Diversity Matters with Maga Moura & Marriette Immaculate

#DMSpotlight: Meet the duo hoping to change the world – one “HELLO” at a time!

"Hello" is the ultimate act of greeting someone... And a Japanese couple have chosen London as their 'Hello World' starting point! Diversity Matters met with Taka Piyo and Eri - the colourful fashionistas from Japan on a world-changing journey using a simple greeting to break social barriers to invite inclusively, happiness and smiles from people all … Continue reading #DMSpotlight: Meet the duo hoping to change the world – one “HELLO” at a time!

Questioning Identity, Gender and Sexuality… Rudy Loewe zine workshop tells it like it is!

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!