“It matters what matters we use to think other matters with; it matters what stories we tell to tell
other stories with; it matters what knots knot knots, what thoughts think thoughts, what ties tie ties. It matters what stories make worlds, what worlds make stories.”
— Donna Haraway
Barabar बराबर برابر
Barabar is a social design collaborative employing design principles to understand the needs of the communities and design with them to reach liberatory change.
Barabar, which literally translates to ‘equal’, focuses on a community-centered contextual approach to design and move towards more egalitarian futures for those systemically pushed to the margins.
We can be contacted at barabarfutures(at)gmail.com
Bhawna Parmar, (she/her) is a
design researcher, social designer and an artist trying to find meaning at the intersections of art, co-design, and social justice. She is a believer in gender justice and pluralism and is a staunch advocate of creative arts in education. Convinced that fiction can help us imagine a better world than the one we currently inhabit, she loves to research and work in the area of speculative fiction.
Rubina Singh (she/her) is a social designer and artist. She is trained in law as well as design, which shaped her journey in rights-based social justice work for the last ten years. Her body of work encompasses a range of experiences with international bodies like UNDP and the Commonwealth Secretariat to grassroots gender and youth rights organizations. Her present practice as the co-founder of Barabar, allows her to joyfully explore the intersection of design, embroidery art, and justice.