Project Funding

Democracy Lab supports emerging research project or the prototyping of ideas within the UCSD Department of Communication that address Democracy Lab’s focus in one or more of the following ways:

  • Community-based work that addresses how people develop a sense of collective continuance or work to shape their circumstances together.

  • Media-based, grassroots production, analysis, or design-based work that addresses lived conditions, power relations, historicized understandings of present circumstances.

  • Courses that engage students and/or community members in work addressing movement-based work, critical design, collective struggle, envisioning speculative futures, relationships with land and water.

  • Exploring conceptual ideas, orientations, critiques, and/or extensions of our ideas about democratic practices, relations, or democracy broadly conceived (e.g., as a way/ways of reckoning collectively with difference).