KKCL Lectures

Lecture 1
Lecture 2

The lecture series by Premjish Achari comprised of six sessions, each spanning approximately 90 minutes. Each session included presentations featuring case study analyses, and interactive discussions to foster critical engagement with the topics presented. The sessions was structured to allow participants to delve deeper into theoretical frameworks, explore case studies, and reflect on the practical implications of the intersection between art, urbanism, and inclusive cities. A comprehensive reading list was provided for individual lectures and for further research and interventions.

The lecture series analyzed the theoretical foundations that underpin the relationship between art practice, urbanism, and the creation of inclusive cities. It explored the potential of art as a catalyst for urban transformation, addressing social, cultural, and spatial dimensions. Our attempt was to encourage participants to think creatively and critically about the potential of art and urbanism in addressing social challenges and promoting inclusive urban environments.

Lecture 1: In the introductory lecture Premjish Achari explored how art can be used as a powerful agent of social change within urban environments. The lecture was set to examine contemporary works by artists who have used their creative expression to address pressing social issues, promote inclusivity, and drive positive transformations in cities.

Lecture 2: The second lecture considered how urban landscapes are being reclaimed and creatively transformed by artists and communities. From transforming neglected areas into vibrant public spaces to promoting sustainable practices, we examined a variety of artistic endeavors that enhance the overall urban experience. In this exploration, there was learning about several creative projects; from the Terrain Gurzelen in Biel to the Favela Painting Project in Rio de Janeiro, and many more.