KHOJ started in 1997 through an international workshop in Delhi and, after the initial years, started travelling to new cities across the country with the international workshop model. Its aim was to provide a catalyst for the local art scene in these centres. In 2015, the workshop was held in Pune. Despite the tremendous growth Pune has experienced in the last two decades, it is still a place where a rich past meets a bustling and vibrant present. The workshop had 20 participating artists, half of whom were from different parts of the world and various parts of India. The workshop was open ended and seen as a non-hierarchical space where all artists could work together in a spirit of camaraderie and learning.