• ‘A Heroine’s Journey’

    ‘A Heroine’s Journey’

    Earlier this month we visited the Photobook Cafe to check out photographer Lola Li’s first solo exhibition ‘A Heroine’s Journey’. Curated by Jialin Hong and based on the Hollywood narrative ‘Hero’s Journey’, the exhibition re-framed this classic storytelling strategy from a feminine perspective while exploring themes of alternate selves and Chinese tradition.  Drawing from her…

  • The Politics of Food with Christina Adane

    The Politics of Food with Christina Adane

    We sat down with activist @christina.adane to talk about an unaddressed disparity in that is directly tied into the marginalisation of millions, affecting quality of life, opportunities and even lifespan. Alongside a conversation about her approach to activism and the steps she takes to contribute to change, from community cooking lessons to collective action… @biteback2030@tribenamedathari

  • Hillary Juma

    Hillary Juma

    A South-Londener born and raised, Hillary started off in politics working as a parliamentary assistant to an MP. After learning how to code and helping out charities such as the Brixton Soup Kitchen, Hillary ventured into the world of technology and now works for the Mozilla Foundation; an organisation built on the belief that the…

  • Jacob May

    Jacob May

    From popping up at jazz jams with his trombone to keeping the rhythm section tight with his bass guitar, multi-instrumentalist Jacob seems to be everywhere at the moment. In between showcasing his impressive array of beats and giving his best blue-steel impression, he gave us an insight into life as a musician… Introduce yourself, who…

  • The Grove

    The Grove

    Starting off in the depths of Fallowfield, Manchester, The Grove are like your typical student band apart from the fact they sound…..great? We sat down with them after a photoshoot for a brief (very brief) and insightful (only thing I learned is that they take themselves very seriously) interview   We are The Grove, a genre-fluid…

  • Grace Esia

    Grace Esia

    Born in Italy to Ghanaian parents, sound engineer Grace Esia is in her words a “Unicorn”. From dreaming of Beyonce to single handedly running the tech at the recent Bottle Factory event, Grace is force of nature who lights up whatever room she’s in. We sat down with her for a coffee to decompress after…

  • Lakuna

    Lakuna

    Hailing from SE London, Lakuna are a collective of musicians drawing inspirations from soul, jazz and hip-hop, all the while crafting their own unique sound. SUM sat down with lead singer Esme, lead guitarist Ben and Producer/Manger Stan (who also heads the futuristic SouthSpace Label) to hear about their new EP ‘Where We Go’. How…

  • Deji Ijishakin

    Deji Ijishakin

    The self-styled Philosopher King, Deji is a multi-talented Neuroscientist with interests in the bridge between neuroscience, computing and theoretical physics. Starting on Deji’s interests in his field, our conversation soon turned to theoretical neuroscience and consciousness, all without an old white man in sight… What are you up to at the moment? Right now I’ve…

  • Axel Bah

    Axel Bah

    Currently working as a Data scientist for a company that provides Covid-19 screening services, Axel is a biomedical scientist whose past research includes studies on bacteria involved in cystic fibrosis, and anti-microbial products. After touching on his work, Axel speaks on his experiences in science, imposter syndrome, and the lack of POC representation in the…

  • Music / Solaa­riss

    Music / Solaa­riss

    Yo! I’m Solaariss, I’m an artist, producer, saxophonist from South London and I like to make beautiful and viby music. Trained / self taught, music school ? I was classically trained at 11 and part of an orchestra (In Harmony Lambeth) I played cello in the orchestra and sometimes still do. Once I picked up…

  • POC:STEM / Maia Forde

    POC:STEM / Maia Forde

    “…Our conversation with Maia ranged from entertaining insight into her hatred of maths …, to discussion of factors people of colour are forced to … consider when applying for roles in science …

  • Art / Àrá­mìdé Gill­ett

    Art / Àrá­mìdé Gill­ett

    Born and raised in South London, Àrámìdé is a second-year textiles student … who makes striking, one-of-a-kind pieces from her home in Lambeth …. Her colourful knitwear has been featured in independent magazines such as Coeval, and in a new music video by Nilüfer Yanya …

  • Interview / Phoebe Lang­ley: From; Jordan

    Interview / Phoebe Lang­ley: From; Jordan

    We sat down with filmmaker Phoebe Langley Gussin on her latest … documentary ‘and Now What? – From, Jordan’. This short piece was commissioned by … Roundhouse Theatre and is a time capsule made for a friend, Jordan, a 21-year-old male from South London at the …

  • POC:STEM / Kemi Oloyede

    POC:STEM / Kemi Oloyede

    Our first interview for the POC:STEM project is with analytical chemist and toxicologist …, Kemi Oloyede. Kemi first studied at Coventry and Kings College … London Universities before pursuing their work in research and industry. Since the start of the pandemic, they have also struck out a …