Latest on the blog

Radical Housing and Socially-Engaged Art

Read Now
< All Programmes

Khirki Kholo

Khirki Kholo was a community-engagement arts education program led by artist Aastha Chauhan that worked with children in the Khirkee neighborhood. For two months, every evening the group met at the Khirkee village park and made clay toys.

Programme Type

About this programme

From Aastha Chauhan:

Coca-Cola bottle caps, shoelaces, empty cigarette boxes, gutka packets, match-sticks, straw and pebbles, can become a car, a plane, a dinosaur, the sun and transform into a multitude of toys. Initiated in collaboration with Tulsi Ram, the project found its footing in the importance and need for play and invention in the everyday through everyday materials. I noticed children in the neighborhood making fantastic toys from waste material: through Khirki Kholo, we supplied simple red clay to the children to build and create their own toys.  For two months every evening we met at the Khirkee village park and made clay toys; they were baked once every two weeks and given back to the children to take home.


Other Programmes