Subhashish is long-time steward in the Openness movement. He has led community program design, strategy and communications roles in many noted nonprofits including Wikimedia Foundation, Centre for Internet & Society, Mozilla, and Internet Society. As a National Geographic Explorer and filmmaker, he has produced several documentary films focusing on the protection of indigenous and endangered languages. Through the Yoti Digital Identity Fellowship, he researched the biometric ID landscape of India and created the documentary “MarginalizedAadhaar”. An early social changemaker, he founded OpenSpeaks for audiovisual documentation of low-resource languages, and co-founded nonprofit O Foundation. Subhashish currently leads the Law for All Initiative at Ashoka.
Subhashish is long-time steward in the Openness movement and works at the intersections of Openness, digital/human rights, diversity and inclusion. For over a decade, he has led strategy and programs in many noted nonprofits including Wikimedia Foundation, Centre for Internet & Society, Mozilla and Internet Society. As a National Geographic Explorer and a documentary filmmaker, he has documented many indigenous and endangered languages. He has also co-created a range of open resources for the documentation of low-resource and at-risk languages under the ambit of OpenSpeaks, a project that he founded.
During 2019-2020, Subhashish was a Digital Identity Fellow at Yoti where he researched the nuanced perspectives of many marginalized communities in India concerning with biometric ID and created the documentary “MarginalizedAadhaar”.
Along with others in 2017, he co-founded O Foundation (OFDN), a research and advocacy organization working on intersectional issues in Openness, diversity and inclusion, and digital rights. Subhashish currently leads the Law for All Initiative at Ashoka.