Public work


For the Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) project Desmond has embarked on a joint project with Ramesh Kalkur that reinterprets the Gopuram or temple peculiar to Tamil Nadu.

The work is titled ‘Gopuram - Gods and Goddesses of south India’ or Frequent Flyers. 


Studios of Devotion is a four-part documentary series directed by Gautam Ghose with Jagannath Guha as associate director and artist-curator Desmond Lazaro as scriptwriter and narrator.

Visiting artists and their studios in different parts of India, the film captures the spirit of devotion and spirituality as practiced in contemporary India.

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The Cancer Centre is planned to open in 2016

The building has been designed by a partnership of architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) and Anshen and Allen and building contractors Laing O’Rourke.

Futurecity have been appointed to develop an arts strategy for the centre building on ‘The Art of Care’ and ‘The Science of Treatment’ .

To create a design solution for the interior walls at agreed locations within the Cancer Centre 

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The Thalie Lab Foundation is a place dedicated to contemporary creation, with an art collection and a program of exhibitions and events that crosses the visual arts, performance and contemporary thought.


A place for meetings and exchanges around the arts and culture and where visual artists, designers, writers, perforators are invited to confront their questions and practices in a collaborative and cross-disciplinary mode.