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Barabar is a 
social design collaborative

We work with communities to design for

social justice and preferred futures

What we do

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We collaborate with organisations and collectives to design solutions that put equity at the center.

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We speculate future worlds to ask what-if questions about the society we are moving towards. 

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We develop tools and insights to contextualize design discourse to the Indian context.

How we do it

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Systems Thinking

We use systems thinking to dive deep into the whys and hows of a world and find potential spaces for disruptions

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Speculative Design

We speculate on future worlds to offer provocations on desirable and undesirable futures stemming from present realities

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Design Research

We use feminist participatory research methods to co-produce knowledge about various worlds through intersectional lenses 

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Diffusing design

We honour existing design capabilities in communities and co-create new processes of change with communities

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Building Capabilities

We mediate knowledge sharing and work to build capabilities in desired skill sets based on community needs  

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Design Justice

We take a design justice lens across our work that challenges structural inequalities rather than reproducing them.