When we invited New York based Italian film-maker Fred Kuwornu to launch Diversity Matters Awareness Week by previewing an exclusive screening of his film BLAXPLOITALIAN: 100 year of Blackness in the Italian cinema, it was an opportunity to include the voice of our Black continental European counterparts in the discourse around race matters. The fight for representation in … Continue reading Black Italian activist shares what it’s like being Black in Italy
In the lead up to Black History Month, we're excited to announce our Black History Festival; a dynamic mix of events and projects organised by Diversity Matters and various community platforms, to ensure discourse around the history of Africa and its diaspora isn't limited to one month of the year. CLICK HERE to join our Facebook event with booking … Continue reading Diversity Matters Black History Festival 2016
The UK's first national heritage centre dedicated to Black history and culture, Black Cultural Archives (BCA), has put out an open call to the community in aid of identifying a minimum of 1000 successful and influential black people to make it on its list of Unsung Heroes! Details: - Successful black people across all sectors - Must … Continue reading Black Cultural Archives to honour over 1000 Unsung Heroes
"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!
We caught up with Mamiko Yamazaki - CSM Graduate and participant in Divercity Arts Project using her Japanese cultural influence to create handy paper origarmi wallets sold at Camden Market... Perfect casing for your oyster cards! https://youtu.be/XKpZVCXkm6k Find out more about Mamiko and view her portfolio CLICK HERE Keep an eye out on our Facebook page … Continue reading Diversity Matters Spotlight: Mamiko Yamazaki on Divercity Arts Project
Divercity Arts Project at Camden Lock Market - done! Two days selling items created over the two week Divercity Arts Project workshops! CLICK HERE to find out more... The group with the highest sales profit wins the prize to sell in The Big Draw online store! Photos by Kai Lutterodt Have you booked for our Summer … Continue reading Divercity Arts Project Popup at Camden Lock Market in pictures!
In the mist of all the darkness surrounding killings of black men - both in the USA and UK, it's refreshing to highlight a positive spin on campaigning and challenging our social norms though 'art activism'... For the black community especially, this visual medium of campaigning couldn't be more apt to channel our frustrations into making a positive … Continue reading Diversity Matters Spotlight: Why ‘Black Faces in White Spaces’ matter (VID)
We checked out the Degree Show at Camberwell College of Arts, and managed to speak with some of the artists whose work caught our eye - unapologetically re-claiming spaces conventionally used to address Eurocentric themes!
"I'm chuffed to bits to be linked to this project. The work is wonderful" - Susan Orr, Dean of Learning/Teaching & Enhancement UAL. https://youtu.be/3sPhM91qmkE Filmed and edited by Kai Lutterodt. Watch the full video on our YouTube Channel and subscribe! Diversity Matters Exhibit opening view took place on the 2nd June at UAL High Holborn. The … Continue reading Diversity Matters Exhibit opening view and fundraiser evening #DMExhibit16
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