Tafari Hinds and Clément Cornebize realised that the first thing they had to do to change the world was to understand what aspects of society needed immediate transformation. A revolution that is intrinsic to culture and art that demands new voices and well-known characters from different fields to generate a rich conversation that leads to valuable conclusions. And even more important, to present it in a format adapted to the present moment, interesting and attractive for an audience that spends more than half of their day on the Internet and social media. Their solution? Is It News, a platform in which, through short videos with people who have much to say about the present and future, they put issues on the table so we can join the conversation.
Rina Sawayama, along with the always pioneering Vivienne Westwood and Luca Benini, founder of Slam Jam and co-founder of Alyx, are the protagonists of the first three episodes, which are between fifteen and twenty minutes long and make up a first series that promises to establish itself as one of the most revolutionary initiatives in recent times. And the interviewees, the format they have gone for and mainly the topics they address answer to something we have been waiting for a long time. Today we will discover what Rina Sawayama thinks about the representation (or lack thereof) of minorities in culture, and many other issues that have not been revealed yet. Meanwhile, we talk to its founders to understand all the details of the platform.