Urban Theatre Projects



for the circular movement of knowledge - Jagath Dheerasekara and Neha Kale

30 June 2022
for the circular movement of knowledge - Jagath Dheerasekara and Neha Kale

for the circular movement of knowledge is an online series of conversations where artists create new relationships with peers through knowledge exchange.


During one-week digital residencies, 6 Utp artists will engage in exchange with a collaborator who holds knowledge in an area of interest to them. At the end of the week they will open up their digital space to share their learnings with audience via video and podcast presentations.

Episode 1 - Jagath Dheerasekara in conversation with Neha Kale (June 30 2022)

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Key Creatives

Jagath Dheerasekara

Jagath is an Amnesty International Human Rights Innovation Fund Grant recipient. He lives and works in southwest Sydney. He was forced to leave Sri Lanka due to his political and human rights activism and was granted political asylum in France in the early 1990s. His multidisciplinary practice is chiefly informed by his personal and collective memory and the incidents of fragility of the principles of humanity. 

Neha Kale

Neha Kale is a widely-published writer and critic whose work focuses on the intersection of art, contemporary culture and society. Her essays, criticism and other nonfiction have appeared nationally and internationally in places like ArtReview, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Saturday Paper, SBS, Art Guide, The Guardian, Running Dog, Kill Your Darlings ABC and more. She was formerly the editor of VAULT magazine and has moderated panels and presented lectures and workshops at Melbourne Writers’ Festival, National Young Writers’ Festival, Noted Festival and Emerging Writers’ Festival. She is also a facilitator for the Australia Council’s Re(situate) Biennale Delegates Program.

Partners and Supporters


This project is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW

This project is supported by the Crown Resorts Foundation and the Packer Family Foundation