Powercube is a resource for understanding power relations in efforts to bring about social change by ‘The Participation, Power and Social Change’ team at the Institute of Development Studies in the University of Sussex, UK. Powercube.net contains practical and conceptual materials to help us think about how to respond to power relations within organisations and in wider social and political spaces. This resource is a collective effort open to contributions interested in power analysis.
In their section ‘Plan a workshop’ they offer a practical guide for facilitators, trainers and teachers who want to introduce people to concepts and methods for understanding and engaging with power. Including ways of using the powercube in group situations.
In their section ‘Analyse power’ they introduce theory and critques that can be used to understand power. Learning about the powercube and different forms, spaces and levels of power.
And in their section ‘Strategise for action’ they offer resources that can be used to develop strategies to action. Focusing on the Power Matrix as a way of moving from analysis of power to action that can build, shift or influence power.
They also provide an online community called Powerhouse to connect with others globally who are using power analysis to facilitate social change.