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
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
"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!
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!
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
The first Diversity Matters Awareness workshop was introduced at University of the Arts London (UAL); Central Saint Martins (CSM) on the 12th May, following on from the success of DMAW16 last month. The event began with a screening of the short film of interviews of UAL students and staff; "Diversity Matters: :Let's Talk About Race" pt1 (a technical glitch … Continue reading Diversity Matters Film screening and workshop at CSM
Black Blossoms founder Bee Tajudeen gave an insightful workshop on the 20th April at University of the Arts London (UAL), midway through Diversity Matters Awareness Week, on the importance of creating safe spaces for *women of colour. Two AGRUPA members who identify as WOC (women of colour) attended the workshop and shared their experience... "Prior to … Continue reading AGRUPA review Creating Safe Spaces for Women of Colour workshop #DMAW16
We checked out April's Late at Tate Britain, themed around Tracey Emin’s artwork My Bed. First exhibited in 1999 causing a public outcry - Is an unmade bed art? The question still lingers and the unmade bed continues to break boundaries of what is considered art outside the lines of fine art. The theme My Bed explores difficult themes … Continue reading Late Night At Tate Britain: My Bed
London College of Communication (LCC)'s Spring School offered young people from multi-cultural backgrounds an opportunity to explore various art disciplines University of the Arts London offers. Hannah, a Student Ambassador and BA Photography student at LCC, was hands on in sharing her skills in the art of 3-hole book binding.