The argument for more inclusive cultures in our industry is more than just ethical... there is a business need; a need to relate to our customers and to continue to evolve as an industry. That's not just my theory. The consequences of allowing dominant cultures to exist are playing out right now: 72% of people feel most advertising does not reflect the world around them, 63% claim they don't see themselves represented in most advertising, and 60% say they don't see their community of friends, family and acquaintances accurately represented in the work we are creating for them.
A dominant culture is a cultural practice that is dominant in a particular political, social or economic entity in which multiple cultures are present. What I realised is that I was working in what's called a dominant culture. These exist in all industries. In advertising, the dominant culture happens to historically be white, male, straight, middle to upper class, which meant I was on the outer, but so were a lot of others. It was this realisation that led me to think: "it's not just women facing bias, marginalisation, under-promotion, under-mentoring and under-payment. This is a much wider issue. One that spans race, religion, sexuality, class, ability and neurodiversity." That was my motivator and turning point that helped me co-found the programme Rare.
I found myself in an industry with little-to-no role models that looked like me, talked like me or walked like me. Then the ones I did come across, the amazing female talent I did have the pleasure of working with, they would eventually change industries, drop out, or they wouldn't return after having children. So lonely! I realised that it wasn't that they didn't want to do the job, it wasn't that they didn't want to be creative or come up with ideas. It was because they felt different, they were treated differently and it didn't feel that good.
Certainly, there are a lot of moments in this exhibition where you will catch your breath or you will want to cry or you will want to curse, or you’ll want to walk away; you’ll want to rage, but there really is a layer of hope embedded in the concepts that course through this exhibition. There’s this idea of celebrating America’s hard-fought successes in the battle for equality while also advocating for the fact that we need continuing reflection, conversation and action to grow as a nation and build a more just society.

Karin Campbell

City

Date

Name

PMO
Palermo
Valentina Bazzarin / Intelligenza invisibile, etica indispensabile
CLT
Charlotte
MyLoan Dinh
LOU
Louisville
Strange Fruit: Kaila Adia Story & Jaison Gardner
MED
Medellín
Yei Guzmán y Seb Castellanos
VAN
Vancouver
JOIN THE CIRCUS! (at CircusWest)
VAN
Vancouver
Harlan Pruden
JED
Jeddah
Khaled Omar
TLV
Tel Aviv
Nina Halevey
TWB
Toowoomba
Ben Tupas
ISF
Isfahan
Mohammad Kermani
LVV
Lviv
On 3 wheels on Inclusive
RM
Rome
IAQOS
LSN
Lausanne
Ian Gray
DUS
Düsseldorf
Lea Wohl von Haselberg
BCN
Barcelona
Sue Flack
WRO
Wroclaw
Inclusive - Łukasz Lis i Tomasz Czechowski
BER
Berlin
Michael Johnson
JLM
Jerusalem
INCLUSIVE with Reut Sorek-Abramovich, PhD
OPO
Porto
U.Dream
TO
Toronto
Jess Mitchell
FTW
Fort Wayne
Eden Hakimzadeh
MIA
Miami
Walter Gonzalez Jr.
BUF
Buffalo
Andrea Russell
CVL
Charlottesville
Federico Cuatlacuatl
UIO
Quito
"Voces Diversas" por TangoyVida, SaraSisa e Inconcerto
OMA
Omaha
Karin Campbell
HOU
Houston
Denise Hamilton/INCLUSIVE/April 12th
MTY
Monterrey
Indira Kempis - Inclusive
CAL
Calgary
Jill Henderson | All are Welcome
SEA
Seattle
Sage Quianmo & Aparna Rae
TUC
Tucson
Alisha Vasquez, Community Activist
LDN
London
Creative Voices
TMN
Tyumen
Julia Vologzhanina
WLG
Wellington
Yeshe Dawa
IS
Iasi
1 Year of CM Iasi - April is "Inclusive"
TRN
Turin
ELEONORA GARGIULO on Inclusive
TM
Timisoara
Andreea Vrabie on 'Inclusive'
AN
Ancona
Federico Borreani | Audience development: la cultura diventa inclusiva?
CJ
Cluj
István Szakáts
BUC
Bucharest
Katia Pascariu
SOF
Sofia
Peter Mitev
MOW
Moscow
Александр Похилько
OKC
Oklahoma City
Nathan Poppe
SBK
Sherbrooke
Angèle Séguin + Kristelle Holliday
LEX
Lexington
Hadeel Abdallah
CLB
Columbus
Randy Sharma
RVA
Richmond
Inclusive - Sally Kemp
CLE
Cleveland
Jenice Contreras
NYC
New York
Amy Padnani
PB
Palm Beach
Beowulf Sheehan
PHL
Philadelphia
Mikey Ilagan
ATX
Austin
Solomon Masala
KC
Kansas City
Ava Middleton and Stephanie Carey
SAT
San Antonio
Felicia & Brandon Guerra
EDM
Edmonton
Kaylee Borgstrom
DEN
Denver
Meta Sarmiento
KL
Kuala Lumpur
Ivy Tan on #cminclusive
TPE
Taipei
于國華x吳靜吉
RUH
Riyadh
Noura Al Otaibi
BLR
Bangalore
Dilip Kumar Pattubala
MEL
Melbourne
David Chung
DXB
Dubai
Ali Shabaz: Creativity is the answer. What was the question?
AKL
Auckland
Kolokesa Mahina-Tuai & Barbara Makuati-Afitu
BNE
Brisbane
Inclusive with Dani Cabs
SYD
Sydney
Tara Mckenty
SG
Singapore
Aurial Lee on Inclusive
HK
Hong Kong
Audience Takes the Stage on INCLUSIVE
JKT
Jakarta
Angkie Yudistia & Fendo Parama Sardi
SF
San Francisco
The Shift to Fashion Sustainability
VLN
Vilnius
Živilė Diawara
GBG
Gothenburg
Molly Måssebäck – Including Sensitivity
OSL
Oslo
Onny Eikhaug – Inclusive Design
HEL
Helsinki
Aram Aflatuni
SPB
Saint Petersburg
Masha Grekova
MSQ
Minsk
Саша Яковлев: OneSoil, фермеры и AI
MAL
Malmö
Magdalena Nour
ARH
Aarhus
Eske Bruun
IST
Istanbul
Murat Gülsoy
BSL
Basel
Hans-Jörg Walter
MUC
Munich
Jasmin & Julia about "Inclusive"
CGN
Cologne
Erik Eklund
CT
Cape Town
Lauren Beukes
TRD
Trondheim
Andrew Anfinnsen
INN
Innsbruck
Der Weg zu Nachhaltigkeit führt über Inklusion
WAW
Warsaw
Inclusive - Lara Gessler
PRS
Paris
Ruben GRAVE : Comment être « INCLUSIVE » au quotidien ?
UTR
Utrecht
cancelled
RTD
Rotterdam
Inclusive by Mitchell Esajas
AMS
Amsterdam
Kevin Groen
HH
Hamburg
Inclusivity with Julia von Weymarn and Sven Mangels
MAD
Madrid
Marta García-Valenzuela
VLC
Valencia
INCLUSIVE con Rubén Ferrández
LDN
London
Leyya Sattar & Roshni Goyate
GLA
Glasgow
Creating a Creative Inclusive Scotland
DUB
Dublin
Ailbhe Keane (Izzy Wheels)
EDI
Edinburgh
Valerie Simpson
SHD
Sheffield
Kisha Bradley AKA. #Girls with Drills
SDQ
Santo Domingo
Jorge González Fonseca
SPO
São Paulo
Preta Ferreira - Inclusive
MVD
Montevideo
Delfina Martínez | Vos sos voz
PTY
Panama City
Inclusión con: Etty Faskha
CWB
Curitiba
Guilherme Jaccon
RIO
Rio de Janeiro
Adelaide Bandeira
MTL
Montréal
Mara Gourd-Mercado
3R
Trois-Rivières
Raphaëlle Bilodeau – CityStudio
QC
Québec
Angélique Amyot
CHS
Charleston
Vikki Matsis
PGH
Pittsburgh
Community Takes the Stage
GUA
Guatemala City
Alejandra Colom
PKX
Portsmouth
Courtney D. Marshall
CIN
Cincinnati
Jen Cox & Jordan Wright
DC
Washington, DC
Yazan Kopty
IND
Indianapolis
Ericka Sanders
SP
St. Pete
Hillary Van Dyke
ORL
Orlando
Nicole Higgins
DET
Detroit
Carlos Estrada on Inclusive
GR
Grand Rapids
Chris Smit & Jill Vyn
CHA
Chattanooga
Tenesha Irvin
BAL
Baltimore
Steph Hsu
BOS
Boston
Malia Lazu
ATL
Atlanta
Wanona Satcher
AVL
Asheville
Marta Alcala-Williams
RDU
Raleigh
Teri Canada
OTT
Ottawa
'Inclusive' Lightning Talks!
PEI
Pereira
Jimmy Abello
ATH
Athens
Patty Mitchell
FAR
Fargo
Rachel Stone
BOG
Bogotá
Mónica Holguín
CHI
Chicago
Kristen Kaza
BHM
Birmingham
Gary Ware
DAL
Dallas
Manali Mohanty
MKE
Milwaukee
"Inclusive" with Juli Kaufmann & JoAnne Sabir
MSP
Minneapolis
Rosemary Ugboajah
NSH
Nashville
Caroline Randall Williams
SLC
Salt Lake City
Babs De Lay
SFE
Santa Fe
COFFEE AND CONVERSATION: YOUTHWORK'S Devin Baldwin on The Global Theme of Inclusive
PDX
Portland
Elina Lim
SD
San Diego
Mariette Fourmeaux du Sartel
OAK
Oakland
Maira Benjamin
SAC
Sacramento
Alycia Anderson
HNL
Honolulu
Matt Bruening
ISB
Islamabad
Safeer Ullah Khan
LAG
Lagos
Inclusive - Include with intention and embrace what is unfamiliar
CGN
Cologne
Leave your mobile home and reveal new perspective on reality through collage
STL
St. Louis
Yvonne Osei
BAQ
Barranquilla
MARTHA ROBLES - Directora de proyectos de Fundown Caribe
TIJ
Tijuana
Inclusión: Todos son bienvenidos
MAA
Chennai
Ananth Narayanan
LV
Las Vegas
Bertha Gutierrez
DEN
Denver
The Designers Challenge - Inclusive
JHB
Johannesburg
Zoe Ramushu - Inclusive
BDP
Budapest
A közösség, mint túlélési forma
FLO
Florence
Alessandro Raveggi
HAN
Hanoi
Michal Teague
SS
San Salvador
Entre colores y sombras
MX
Mexico City
Enrique Torre Molina
GDL
Guadalajara
María Elena García
OC
Orange County
Kristoffer Quiaoit
LA
Los Angeles
Patty Delgado
SF
San Francisco
Josh Halstead
BDG
Bandung
Arief Lesmana