Arts on the Move is a public arts programme initiated by Think City, in collaboration with Prasarana Malaysia Berhad, designed to bring a range of arts and culture activities to KL’s rail transport system. Think City Programme Manager, SUSIE KUKATHAS, tells us why the project will benefit the city-dweller.
A cultural group performing the traditional art of Dikir Barat at the Masjid Jamek Station to an enthralled audience. Image courtesy of Think City.
Every day hundreds of thousands of commuters travel by car, bus and train to the different parts of Kuala Lumpur and beyond for work, study and play. In bringing arts to the people, Think City in partnership with Prasarana Malaysia Berhad, plans not only to foster an appreciation for the arts, but also to provide some reprieve for the weary city-dweller.
In order to capture the attention of a lot of people, hosting an arts programme at a busy train station actually makes a lot of sense. The story begins with the Masjid Jamek station.
Kieron Brodie speaks to Susie Kukathas who manages and curates the Arts on the Move programme:
Listen to our conversation with Susie here: