shado is a collective and an online & print publication amplifying the voices of those at the frontline of political social and cultural change.
Our name stands for See. Hear. Act. Do. Through this online platform and the print publication shado provides a space for the co-existence of people across different disciplines who are all working to spotlight issues faced by those at the margins of global society, in order to change negative perceptions and allow for new narratives to be formed. By capturing the pulse of creative communities across the globe, shado celebrates and inspires the ways in which we can all see, hear, act and do.
Why? shado was born out of a frustration with the current lack of space for voices across different fields to co-exist. We want to bring a network of people together to cultivate a culture-led system change. At every site of conflict, culture and creativity creativity prevails, and by capturing the pulse of these creative communities, we hope to create a space for alternative narratives to blossom.
shado provides a physical space for those across different fields, who are currently working in isolation, to co-exist. We work closely with local and global communities to spotlight and celebrate necessary and innovative stories.
Alongside every print issue we run a series of collaborative events to bring to life the work explored in the publication. These engage wider communities and further support and promote the work of our contributors. These include exhibitions, panel discussions, performances, workshops and film screenings. We build lasting relationships with the people and communities we meet through our work
We create, produce and facilitate a range of different projects in order to actively connect with the topics we are exploring in the publication.