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Being A Creative of Colour in the Industry

  • Wilsons Road Lecture Hall, CCW Progression Centre Wilsons Road London, SE5 8LU (map)

Arts SU & SON Present: ‘Being A Creative Of Colour In The Industry’

Date: Tuesday 7th March Camberwell

Time: 18:30 - 20.30pm

Location: Wilson Rd Lecture Theatre, CCW Progression Centre, Camberwell College UAL, SE5 8LU, London

Open to: UAL-Wide students only

Join us for a panel discussion with practicing artists, designers, curators, etc on discussing what it's like being a person of colour within the creative industries and how that intersects with identities of gender and class. This discussion includes short introductions/presentations from our panellists alongside a panel discussion, Q&A with students and Post-Networking with Refreshments included.

Join the conversation on Tuesday the 7th of March at the Wilsons Rd Lecture theatre, CCW Progression Centre.

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The Panelists for this event are:

Peju Oshin:
Peju is a London born freelance museum educator and curator with a background in design. Her practice centres around taking various creative outputs to tell stories that are unheard and those of the 'other' to create a sense of understanding cross-culturally.

Tobi Oredein
Tobi is a journalist, entrepreneur and an international public speaker from London. In June 2014, she launched Black Ballad, a publication that seeks to tell the human experience through the eyes of black British women. Black Ballad has become the leading lifestyle website for black British women by covering issues such as black women and disability, politics, beauty and more. In 2016, Black Ballad transitioned into a membership platform. To launch the membership in preparation for a Spring 2017 refresh, the site held a crowdfund in December and raised £11,000.

Outside of Black Ballad, Tobi has become a prominent voice in mainstream women’s lifestyle media by writing about race, feminism, beauty politics and popular culture. She has written for established titles that include: Buzzfeed, Elle, The Debrief, The Independent Vice and more. She was also a part of BBC’s 2017 Black and British Season, appearing as a panelist in BBC 1Xtra’s big debate.

Shaka Maidoh from ArtComesFirst
Sam Lambert and Shaka Maidoh founded the ACF in order to circulate sartorial nourishment, oxygenating time-based projects through dynamic collaborations with different creatives in their network.

The A.C.F.'s network continues to both define and redefine the real ACF with Lambert and Maidoh dedicated to pumping the day- to-day lifeblood through its ever expanding creative corpo partly by provoking their peers with specific creative concepts. The particular magnetism that binds together individual contributors to the ACF and its projects comes directly from their shared admiration of craftsmanship's history and their dedication to its future. {..}

Samia Malik
Samia is an artist and designer. In 2004, Samia studied MA Womenswear at Central St Martins. In 2012, she studied MFA Fine Art at Goldsmiths University. Between 2002 till 2015, she designed and sold her own independent clothing label. In past couple of years, she has curated and exhibited in art exhibitions focusing on issues of social justice. {..}

**This event includes a Post-Networking Event and Refreshments**

Disability Access Needs?
Please do let us know if you have any disability access needs e.g do you use british sign language, have difficulty using stairs, or need us to allow space for a guide dog.

Shades of Noir:

Shades of Noir was created by Aisha Richards in 2009, and born from curiosity, research and experience. The program continues to develop, grow and be purposeful through the input and contributions of students, alumnus, staff, academia and industry. SON explores issues of Race and ethnicity in arts, design and communication higher education; we promote discussion and debate across the university community (and nationally and internationally); we support the development of pedagogical and assessment practice and curriculum that seek to narrow the degree attainment differential.

The term 'Shades' reflects the multiplicity of skin complexions, identities and shared experiences associated with the term 'Black' or 'Noir'; whilst also provoking thought around whether this is, can or should be a cohesive of homogenous term in the context of Diverse Arts.

Find out more about Shades of Noir here: