Can art bring about more changes to a place than just aesthetics?
Yes, we all do believe that, but can Art influence the way people interact with their city?
Let’s give it a try. Read on to know more.
About the Initiative
“Dillī ke na the kūche aurāq-e-musavvar the
jo shakl nazar aa.ī tasvīr nazar aa.ī
[ Delhi’s streets were not alleys, but artist’s canvas, every sight that appeared seemed like a painting ]
Mir Taqi Mir
Lanes of Old Delhi, are probably one of the richest sources of Heritage in the city. These provide an identity to itself, yet under the pressure of the contemporary world, this is quickly losing its charm due to rapid economic transformations and unclean surroundings.
With this initiative, we are attempting to revive the rich artistic legacy of the area. With the help of contemporary elements, we aspire to bring attention back to the diminishing cultural heritage.
We are collaborating with Marham, an NGO based in Old Delhi, who are actively engaged in cleanliness drives (Safai Aadha Imaan Movement) in the area.
Marham: Safai Aadha Imaan Movement
A movement aimed at waste management is transforming the lanes of Old Delhi. By engaging homeless citizens adopted by the NGO, local residents and authorities, Marham is bringing innovative ideas by public participation. Started in the Katra Gokul Shah, the movement transformed the streets from being filled with garbage heaps to a lane with a proper waste disposal system, vertical gardens, and colorful inspiring messages.
Interactive sessions with locals
Process & Implementation
Identification of Site
Research on Architectural Heritage
Interpolation of relevant elements into contemporary
Street Art and Design
Program (For Volunteers)
Last Date of Application: 15 Aug 2019
Tentative Dates of Meet-Up: 18 Aug 2019 & following weekends
Tentative period of engagement: 2 -3 Weeks
Timings and days of operation: Flexible
Meetup Location: Center for Arts & Free Expression, Ghaffar Manzil, Jamia Nagar
Site Location: Old Delhi