SIGNIFIER is a UK-based think tank and advocacy group exploring the impact of the representation and portrayal of People of Colour across media, arts and entertainment. Our core aim is to examine these representations and their impact on social and community cohesion, the economy and individual well-being.
As an organisation we bring together creative producers, artists and academics to undertake research and advocacy. Our studies are produced in partnership with university departments to examine the discourses and semiotics of text and image in influencing how we see People of Colour.
Signifier’s advocacy work aims to communicate the findings of research to government, industry and the general public, with the goal of stimulating new narratives via PR, journalism, events, social media, consultancy, education and arts projects.