Kwame Lowe is a curator and artist. His practice incorporates elements of community organising and views the city as a site for collaborative creation.
Kwame is one half of Kin Structures, along with Arman Nouri, where they are exploring new approaches to building and sustaining community and cultural infrastructure. Their first project (2022) was a nine-month residency at Orchard Gardens Community Centre on Orchard Gardens Estate in Lewisham, where they worked with local residents to imagine new futures for the space and wider neighbourhood.
Kin Structures are a curating and producing partner for Rehearsing Freedoms, leading on the delivery of a month-long festival of art, community-based healing and movement building in Autumn 2023. Working alongside Healing Justice London and other key partners, Kin Structures are holding the vision for the festival, developing an innovative cultural and infrastructural strategy, pulling together the steering group and collaborators and driving the events and outputs.
He is an Associate Lecturer at Central Saint Martins where he is the unit lead for the Infrastructures and Transactions unit on the MA Cities course. This course explores alternative, creative approaches to city-making and the unit goes beyond traditional urban design and planning methods to engage with the realities of fluctuating and emerging forms of economic flows and social transactions.
He is also part of a research project to develop principles for large-scale community ownership with Daniel Fitzpatrick, Pablo Sendra and Jonathan Rosenberg. This research is intended to influence national policy and produce a publication as a resource for wider dissemination.