Centric was developed to rethink how research is done in underserved communities and to close the intellectual gap within academia between the community and academic institutions themselves.
We embarked on a journey to create a new research standard by building a community research model to mobilise and upskill community members to participate in a far more owned and directive manner. We develop research and delivery frameworks, approaches and methodologies that are by the people and for the people.
Ultimately, we aim to facilitate social brokerage between communities and institutions in order to establish collaborative, equitable partnerships. This synergy of research and delivery with entrepreneurial ingenuity can be used as a form of community-led social reform.
Centric was formulated through Shaun Danquah’s vision to rethink research, evolving through his discussions with Tyler Fox, Paul Addae and Daniel Morris. Their vision is Centric becoming a community-owned model that can conduct research specialising in knowledge and culture production.