Compound 13 Lab is just one of many individuals and organisations working with the people of Dharavi and communities across Mumbai. Our practical work and research builds upon the rich tapestry of initiatives that combine education with creative enquiry, provide access to resources and evidence based solutions for communities and young people on the ground.


ACORN International

Artefacting Mumbai

Art 1st India

Dharavi Art Room

Dharavi Dream Project

ETC Group

G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture

PUKAR Partners for Urban Knowledge and Research 

SPARC  Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centers    

Toxics Link


Waste Lines Mumbai

WIEGO:  Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organising