Lerka – Area for the Research and Creation in Contemporary Arts – is a tool in the development of contemporary creation and critical reflection on the island, in the context of current international artistic events, privileging the Indian Ocean zone and the regions that have cultural links with Reunion.
Our approach is interdisciplinary, both from the point of view of creation – visual arts, poetry, music, theatre – and of research – art history, sociology and anthropology. Lerka is a laboratory which promotes the confrontation, the experimentation and the diffusion of works of art and ideas.
Our mission is consistent with urban development, offering services and a profound reflection on the construction of ‘an evolving urban identity’ .