“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.

Our Story

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.