Aarthi Sridhar is a founder trustee of Dakshin Foundation and heads its Communities and Resource Governance Programme. Trained in the social sciences, her research interests cover a range of historical and contemporary socio-legal studies, with a focus on regulating resource use, environmental justice and democratic practices. She has also facilitated the creation of some of India’s first collaborative experiments for coastal and marine environmental governance. She has researched and produced documentary films on fisheries, photo-essays field manuals and other learning material on environmental subjects. Her partial identities over the years as activist, researcher and doctoral student has been instructive of the place of order and chaos in inspiring ‘good’ environmental engagement. She wishes it upon everyone.