The premier edition of SPACES Fest began with grandeur and extravaganza. The function which began at 6:30pm, was inaugurated by Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan the honourable chief minister of Kerala. The function which was presided by Kadakampalli Surendran also witnessed the presence of Dr.T.M Thomas Issac, A.C Moideen, astronaut Rakesh Sharma, architect Palinda Kannangara, and Vijay Garg.
The chief minister in his inaugural address said that SPACES Fest will help everyone capture the lost arenas and imbibe new thoughts and ideas. He also mentioned the role played by architects in overcoming the mishaps caused by the recent deluge.
Rakesh Sharma, also gave a special address at the inaugural ceremony. The first day of the event culminated with Mahasagaram, a play by Kalam Theatre and Repertory Kerala based on the works of M.T. Vasudevan Nair.
Aimed at making art and architecture inclusive through literature, SPACES fest organised on behalf of DC Kizhakkemuri Foundation and DC Books will host sessions focusing on art, design, culture, philosophy, literature, cinema, politics, design and architecture. The cultural extravaganza will see an eminent line up of speakers line up of over 500 literary personalities, social thinkers, environmental activists, film celebrities and architecture pioneers from Spain, Germany, Singapore, and Srilanka.