Social media platforms are a key part of our everyday lives, playing a significant role in everything from our media consumption, to our purchasing habits, to our political beliefs. However, the platforms we have come to rely on are not passive containers for content - they play a large, often invisible, part in mediating the content they host.
In this webinar we find out more about the impact of algorithms and bias on who is seen and heard in the digital sphere, and how, or even if, their creative work is presented to the world.
Rianna joined us to talk about the re-publication of The Colour of Madness: Mental Health and Race in Technicolour with Samara Linton.
Jason Arday, Winston Morgan, Dave Thomas & Rianna Walcott. Chair: Deborah Husbands
Join us for February’s UCL Writing Lab event with Rianna Walcott, Jade Bentil, Jessica Brough and Dr Xine Yao, where this roundtable will discuss what it means to be a ‘scholar-activist’: from discussions around the tension inherent to the label, how they maintain a radical politic within the British academy, and the ways in which we can all contribute to building a better world.
Rianna Walcott, co-editor of upcoming anthology The Colour of Madness, says being black made it harder to get mental health support. She explains why some in her family are wary of medication. In the last episode of Mentally Interesting for now, our presenters are thinking about hope and revealing their "most absurd secret habits." With Mark Brown and Seaneen Molloy. The producer is Emma Tracey and the studio manager is Dave O'Neill
Join scholar, singer and writer Rianna Walcott for a tour of the 'Joy' exhibition. You’ll hear her personal views and insights into the exhibitions and have the opportunity to ask questions.
This is the first of 4, in conversation with, from women with aspirations to become the first Black, female astronaut in the UK to media trailblazers, artists and activists. Four women from across Rotherham communities meet the women giving them hope in these strange and uncertain times. Langa, Sile, Sabine and Neema are all women from Rotherham with African heritage making their own mark in the town and the wider world. Join them as they discuss hope, health and happiness with some of the UK’s leading Black women artists, scientists and community leaders from across the Women of the World network