Shades of Blue
Team GBL

Team GBL

December 12th, 2022

An Experience Center That Takes Research Beyond Tradition

What is Shades of Blue?

Despite its importance in unraveling the complex relationships between capital and labor, labor research has often been critiqued for its inaccessibility to wider audiences. 

Good Business Lab hopes to change this. 

We firmly believe in taking worker issues beyond conference roundtables and onto dinner tables.

Shades of Blue seeks to do just that. 

Designed as an experience center, Shades of Blue offers a fresh way for understanding India's older garment sector and its emerging gig economy. The center does this not with overwhelming figures or the coded speech of the academy. Instead, we take you through intimate and moving portraits of two workers. Portraits that are based on rigorous, evidence-based research we have conducted in the past. Portraits that are both wearing different shades of the same blue-collar. 

When and where is Shades of Blue happening?

Visitors can experience Shades of Blue at Alliance Française de Bangalore from January 21 to January 31, 2023 (open every day except Sundays and Republic Day)! Add this to your calendar by clicking here.

The center will be launched on Friday, January 20th. Apart from the immersive walkthrough of Shades of Blue, the Launch Event will feature an engaging high-tea and the official release of Good Business Lab’s first Annual Report, Research and Beyond.

Please write to us for the exclusive invite! 

Why should you experience Shades of Blue?

Within the two workers whose thoughts and struggles run across the center, reside the countless Good Business Lab has surveyed. Workers who are caught in the harrowing yet stimulating throes of urban life. Workers whose health and hope are intertwined. Workers who have to negotiate with anxieties about their work, their futures, their incomes, and their wellbeing.

What can just one day in Rukmini and Aslam’s lives tell us about larger questions around migration, conditions of blue-collar work, and worker wellbeing? Visit Shades of Blue to find out.

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