PRC intends to build conditions and infrastructures so that a fairer, better system emerges out of the existing one. Apart from conducting action-oriented research and community-level interventions, PRC publishes resource material on politics of resource appropriation. PRC is also working towards republishing a series of forgotten/less-known texts of relevance to contemporary movements.
Monitor and Watch
PRC is developing a “knowledge hub”, a platform for collecting existing data and research on policies and projects related to appropriation of resources, conflicts and agitations around control over resources, and implementation and manipulation of laws governing these developmets. Researchers at PRC consolidates such knowledge, analyse and put their efforts into making the knowledge accessible to a large audience. PRC disseminates information through its website, social media accounts, newsletters, papers, articles, books and booklets- all of them under creative commons licence so as to ease universal access to PRC’s contributions.
Research and Documentation
PRC conducts primary research on emerging policy issues, methodological approaches and less discussed issues of systemic nature. Research work at PRC lies at the intersection of democratization of access to resources, livelihood, gender, quality of life, self-reliance, localization and decentralization- all geared towards building alternative models and imaginations of organizing society. Research work at PRC is uncompromisingly rooted in the community and neighborhood-level everyday life. It is planned collectively and participatively, and it always aims to generate such research outputs that can only support people’s knowledge, not appropriate it.
Public Outreach and Knowledge Dissemination
PRC disseminates information through its website, social media accounts, newsletters, papers, articles, books and booklets- all of them under creative commons licence so as to ease universal access to PRC’s contributions. Seminars, public events, itinerant workshops/sharing sessions and digital contributions are some of the ways we share the knowledge and give it back to people to remain accountable to them. We will also pay attention to involve young activists and researchers in order to nurture a crossgenerational mutual learning experience.
Support to Movements
PRC is a companion of people’s movements and its contributions are aimed at extending solidarity with the disadvantaged, providing tools for fighting injustice and experimenting with alternatives at the community level. Cultivating the necessary skills within movements is critical which is why we invest in long-term capability building of communities and catalyse the process of them becoming politically autonomous.