Rapid advancements in technology, science and innovation coupled with accelerating economic activity and global mobility are generating new forms of prosperity in India. Yet, inequality and unemployment are growing, environmental crises are on the rise, and control of the global commons is highly contested. Emerging forms of political authority are fragmenting traditional governance arrangements. Disruptive platforms for independent enquiry, collaboration, and public engagement are a need of the hour. New approaches must anticipate the future, co-create preemptive responses and cultivate effective participation.
We aim to bridge gaps between social science research, public policy, and public engagement. Our work seeks to ensure that no one gets left behind in the technological transitions that will shape India’s future.
We bring together researchers, activists, industry, government, media makers, and others, to co-create new ideas and iterative solutions. Through our Associate Fellows, Policy Labs, and Residencies, we are continually growing our collaborative research network.
We aim to translate our findings in accessible and relatable terms, exploring new forms of participatory research and public dissemination. We are always on the look out for new partnerships and engagements that can further this goal.
We aim to create evidence-based, anticipatory knowledge, to respond to future public policy challenges and inform decision making across government and industry.
We are committed to the independence and autonomy of our work. We do not accept funding that would compromise our independence.
Tandem Research is located in Aldona, a charming village in North Goa, nestled between the tributaries of the Mandovi river. Goa’s unique combination of rural cosmopolitanism makes it the ideal place to engage in long-form research while being connected to an emerging hub for political, economic, and cultural activity.
We share a studio space with Quicksand - a Design Thinking and Innovation consultancy and The Busride - an Architecture and Research practice. Together, we are called The Greenhouse collective, and aim to bring our diverse disciplinary expertise and practices to bear on inquiries of shared interest.