Art at its core is a form of self-expression which informs and defines life and culture. Rasu Jilani is an independent curator, cultural producer, and social sculptor, who investigates the intersections between art, culture, and civic engagement as a method of raising critical consciousness. The main objective of his work is to catalyze interaction between artists, cultural institutions, the local community and the wider public, to promote cultural awareness and artistic literacy to diverse communities through exhibitions, public programs, community dialogues and festivals.