Formed to amplify Black voices in academia and higher education, FACE is an intersectional organisation and platform challenging the lack of Black and Brown representation in academia and opening a discussion about the effects this has on young creatives, from all backgrounds.
Co-founded by Sharon Lloyd, Course Director Southampton Solent; Pascal Matthias, Senior Teaching Fellow at the Winchester School of Art and Andrew Ibi, Course Leader at Liverpool John Mores University; FACE work with a range of institutions to improve recruitment and develop anti-racist fashion curriculum in higher education along with other learning resources, such as the FASHION NEEDS COLOUR film.
“The lack of inclusivity within the fashion and beauty industries is a problem, it’s not enough to identify the why. Further and higher education has reached an axis to provide Black creatives the same opportunities as their white counterparts, but is this enough?” – Sharon Lloyd, FACE co-founder
Continuing their work to platform research on identity, power and cultural narratives, FACE announced the 2022 edition of their FACE and RACE Summit, held later this month on the 13th and 14th of October, organised in collaboration with Central Saint Martins.