Many communicative interventions are exceedingly top-down wherein organisations already have a standard formula of intervention to achieve desired outcomes. Often, these interventions are intrusive to a community’s culture and does nothing more than provide temporary solace, if at all.
The ICA Bluesky Workshop is all about community-driven interventions that put community members and their needs front and centre. The workshop attempts to answer two important questions:
- What does it mean when a community and their culture is in direct dialogue with the intervention that is supposed to transform their lives?
- What does a culture-centred intervention look like?
We invite scholars, activists and practitioners who are involved in similar projects to have a fruitful and learning workshop with us on 26 May, 15:30 – 16:45, at Hilton San Diego Bayfront.
Download the Culture-Centered Method: The nuts and bolts of co-creating communication infrastructures of listening in communities in Bahasa Indonesia here : CCA White Paper_Metode Berbasis Budaya
Read our latest white paper on ‘Voices of Foreign Domestic Workers Negotiating Structures’. It provides a brief insight on our research findings on domestic work in Singapore. Dutta, M., Kaur, S. & Comer, S. (2014). “Respect our Rights” – Voices of Foreign Domestic Workers Negotiating Structures. CARE White Paper Series, 2. New!
In the backdrop of escalating HIV infections rates among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Singapore and recent public debates on homosexuality, Daniel Teo and Mohan Dutta briefly outline the key barriers to developing HIV-prevention programmes for this marginalised segment of the population. This article also sets up the theoretical foundation and impetus for culture-centered research on the sexual health of MSM in Singapore, one of the projects currently undertaken by CARE in collaboration with Oogachaga, a counselling and personal development organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) individuals. Click here to read the full paper.
Mohan Dutta, Jagadish Thaker, and Ahmed Abid review key debates on commercialisation of Bt brinjal, and its potential implications on agriculture in South Asia. Click here to read the full paper.
Jagadish Thaker and Mohan Dutta provide a brief overview of scientific studies on Bt cotton in India, and propose a culture-centered approach to explore the impacts of Genetically Modified (GM) crops on health and economic well-being of farmers from low-income households in the Global South. Click here to read the full paper.
Sarah Comer and Mohan Dutta discuss the state of cardiovascular disease prevention and heart health promotion for women in Singapore. They review past global and local efforts to study and manage cardiovascular disease, and propose a culture-centered approach toward the development of heart health interventions for Singaporean women. Click here to read the full paper.