#Art Making Change

Laying the foundation (शिलान्यास )

On September 19th, 2020,  we laid a foundation brick for the creation of urban parks – green spaces in Lalitpur city. The mayor, city officials, various organizations, locals, the user’s committee, builder, and our team observed a ritual hosted at …

The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), signed with the Mayor of Lalitpur , with a shared objective of transforming  8 more public lands into green spaces in the heart of Lalitpur.

The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), signed with the Mayor of Lalitpur, with a shared objective of transforming underused spaces into parks in the heart of Lalitpur city. We are moving ahead with plans in action to make 8, more parks. …

Pocket Park – Pilot project

We signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The Mayor to create Pocket Parks in Lalitpur city. We have identified nine vacant plots in Lalitpur. I arranged a meeting with the Mayor and the country representative of WWF Nepal, Mr. …

Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise

  Year 2012 – My proposal to incorporate public art was rejected. Year 2017 – My proposal to re-green the city was overlooked Since 2012, I began entering various departments of Kathmandu metropolitan city with a proposal to incorporate contemporary …

Urban Forest

Meeting with Visit Nepal 2020 Committee and Kathmandu  Metropolitan city planning commission to  present the ideas of creating an urban forest. My trip to bigger cities in the world gave me a lot to think about placemaking and strategic planning …

Minister of tourism and culture

The year 2019: The nation was promoting visit Nepal 2020 program. This tourism year targeted to bring 2 million tourists and their signature campaign was being promoted without building the infrastructures and proper preparedness lack thereof.Around this time, I reappeared …

Meeting with the Mayor of Lalitpur

Undoubtedly, my act of going to government offices wearing a gas mask spurred commentaries and dialogues on social media, but it was evident that we need more real interactions to explores accountability in local governments and social structures. My commitment …

Lalitpur Metropolitan City

The mayor of Lalitpur called me to meet with other ward chiefs and discuss the roadside plantations and how to build community participation and ownership; which is terribly lacking. The boardroom was full of talk of the trees and smart …

Kathmandu City Planning Commission

Kathmandu, city planning commission office invited me to share my vision of a green city. I shared my plans, experiences, and the bureaucratic hassles that I faced constantly while trying to implement constructive ideas.I have seen the plans and ideas …

Suspended particles

The lack of civic care and the government’s negligence towards environmental issues was apparent. I kept performing in the streets wearing a Gas mask to both provoke the severity, a deep dilemma we face, as a community, and to highlight …

How is your city feeling ?

Kathmandu valley is ranked one of the worst polluted cities in the world and there is a complete disregard by authorities and public alike. I felt the need of art to confront the harsh realities of our times. On February …

Exploring accountability in local government

In May 2018   I met with the Mayor of Kathmandu and submitted a proposal to look at the policy of land use and our attitude towards the environment. I proposed to increase greeneries in the city grappling with air …