DIGITAL

2020

  • A is for Another : a website commissioned by Maya Indira Ganesh, showcasing her research on AI and what it means to be human, funded by the Hivos Foundation.
  • Sundarbans Green Environment Association : an emergency response website created for fundraising for the aftermath of Cyclones Amphan and Yaas.
  • AI Observatory : a website commissioned by Divij Joshi, showcasing his research on facial recognition and other surveillance systems being implemented by the Indian government, funded by the Mozilla Foundation.
  • Sangtin Kisan Sangathan : a website for the farmers union based in Sitapur, UP.

2021

  • Gendering the Smart City : a website built to showcase research undertaken by Design Beku on the role played by civil society organisations during the first wave of Covid in 2020, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK.
  • Oxygenblr : an emergency response website created by Design Beku to respond to the covid crisis during its second wave.

VISUAL COMMUNICATION

SITUATED ENGAGEMENT

2019

  • Cocreating Local Knowledge Network : CLKN explores community-owned Wi-Fi mesh as decentralised and locative network infrastructure to enable us to co-design frameworks that support archiving at the grassroots in Bidar, India.

2020

  • Mahila Vasthusangrahalya (Women’s Museum) : An ongoing support to set up a digital archive and curriculum development based on the archive in the upcoming Women’s Museum at Karnataka State Akkamahadevi Women’s University, Vijayapura

2021 (ongoing & starting soon)

  • Climate Resource Centre – Bidar: It is a collaborative action-research to establish a Climate Resource Centre (CRC) in Bidar District, recognising everydayness as a site for knowledge co-production. The project seeks to inform climate adaptation, outreach and action at the hyper-local scale – Inform how climate change is perceived; Co-produce locally-led climate action; and Co-vision adaptation futures.
  • Untold Bidar (upcoming in July): A quarterly journal to share stories from the ground in Bidar and other parts of Dakkhani region, mostly community-led with support from Living Labs Network & Forum.
  • Cocreating Local Knowledge Network 2021 (September 2021 onwards): Co-design and facilitate a curriculum that is at the intersection of data literacy, women’s labour and production and handling digital data & platforms in the form of a certification course for students at Government First Degree Women’s College, Bidar.
  • Community Covid Companion is a collaborative, situated action-research project with MAYA Health, where we are working with a  community of local health navigators equipping them with a system and other materials to respond to the evolving covid-crisis in the areas of Channapatna and Ramanagara, Karnataka. The project becomes an opportunity to collectively imagine and conceptualise a locally owned and operated  Data Infrastructure for Community health. This project is funded by Cardiff University under the GCRF Fellowship Award.
  • An exploratory study of factors and determinants of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy for developing a conceptual framework to inform the design of communicative intervention/s in Ghana, India and South Africa 2021, funded by International Research Development Fund ODA/GCRF. This project will be conducted by a team of cross-disciplinary and cross-geographical researchers with expertise in communication studies, community-based research, public health, psychology, development, design, and human-computer interaction. The project will investigate complex, context-dependent, multi-layered factors and determinants of people’s vaccine hesitancy as well as facilitators or promoters of vaccination programme across three L/UMIC countries including Ghana, India, and South Africa. The project aims to co-develop a conceptual framework for designing communicative intervention/s to address the hesitancy and identify pathways of impact through community stakeholder workshops.
  • Community Owned Health Knowledge Infrastructure (COwHKi) focuses on using low-cost, open source and locally configurable components for/with a collective of women Health Entrepreneurs (HEs) trained and supported by MAYA, in Channapatna, Karnataka. Building on ongoing collaborative engagements with Janastu, and using our feminist & situated practice of participatory design we will utilize the COwHKi to a) build a community archive of locally rooted and relevent health information, and b) collectively speculate the possibilities it offers towards both, supporting the HEs’current and emerging care work and enabling other forms of engagement by the community stakeholders with the evolving archive. The project is funded by 2021 LocNet Community Networks Grants by Association for Progressive Communications (APC).

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

2019-20

  • Ethics in User Research : Series of workshops at DesignUp and at Obvious to co-create a code for ethical user research.

2020

  • How do persons with disabilities encounter and interact with Aadhaar? Scoping challenges and possible responses : Workshop conducted and report based on workshop outcomes for National Institute of Public Finance & Policy (NIPFP).