Raghava KK on the Imagine a Place podcast by OFS

A front row seat to your life

Named by CNN as one of the ten most fascinating people in the world you've never heard of, Raghava KK is a multidisciplinary artist, storyteller, and featured TED speaker, who explores the intersection of art, life, and technology. His public art installations include a library for the Robin Hood Foundation in the Bronx, NY, and is internationally treasured, but behind all his accomplishments… there is a powerful engine - and the fuel for that engine is questions. Raghava asks a lot of questions - And his questions seem to lead him to a deeper understanding. I asked Raghava about facing your fears and what advice he has. In this episode, he breaks it down into 3 layers of advice - Loss, Liberation, and Mystery. It’s a great part of our conversation, you’ll want to stick around for that. What we also learn from Raghava is that in life, if you don’t like the answers you're getting, maybe you’re just asking the wrong questions.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Art
  • Fulfilling your life's purpose
  • Facing your fears
  • Raghava's career in art

More about Raghava KK: 

Raghava KK is a multidisciplinary artist and storyteller whose work is shown in galleries and museums around the world. Having quit formal education at the age of 18 to start his career as a newspaper cartoonist, Raghava is today considered one of India's most successful young artists. He also applies his artistic practice beyond the gallery space. Raghava is actively involved in radical education initiatives to redefine the role of creativity in education. His current work attempts to combine art and technology to bring multiple perspectives into the deployment of knowledge. He lives and works in New York and Bangalore, India. He is currently working on his next show to open up his artwork to invite participation and redefine the role of the spectator.

Related Imagine a Place episodes:

Andrew Alford (Andrew Alford Creative): Living Your Most Colorful Life

Christian Giordano: Design is due for reinvention

Dr. Eve Edelstein (Clinicians for Design): The Intersection of Neuroscience and Architecture

James Kerrigan (Jacobs): Culture, place, and tools: The future of place making

Watch a Ted Talk from Raghava KK: 


  • Doug Shapiro
  • Raghava KK
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