CACIM – India Institute for Critical Action : Centre in Movement – has grown out an earlier experiment, a loose international network named Critical Action. We therefore see the activities of CA members in India during the earlier, preparatory phase as a part of what CACIM has so far done.
CACIM’s activities till date have been in all the three thrust areas that CACIM is now proposing to work in, Strategies and Cultures of ‘Movement’, Information / Culture / Technology, and Building Bridges. It has especially focussed on critical involvement with and intervention in the World Social Forum process at local, national, and transnational levels, towards generating sustained critical debate on key questions; and over more recent years has increasingly moved towards looking at the political-cultural concept of ‘open space’. There have been several outcomes of this sustained engagement, including :