Aisha Richards

Aisha Richards is a creative practitioner with a broad skillset that includes art, visual communication, creative direction, fashion design and graphic design, to name a few. Her academic interests are focused on critical pedagogies in art and design, antiracist practice and decolonisation in creative arts industry and practice. She is the Founder and Director of Shades of Noir, an independent programme that champions social justice pedagogy and centres the voice of the marginalised in the arts, culture and higher education. As a multi-award-winning academic leader and researcher, Aisha has pioneered programmes that address inequalities to improve staff and student recruitment, retention and progression in the education sector and beyond.