UnBox Caravan, Goa 2018

As modern technology and innovation pervade most aspects of our lives, it brings many threats, and opportunities, but questions around how to address them socially, environmentally, and economically persist. Resisting the temptation to spin off in a dystopian spiral, the return edition of the UnBox Caravan to Goa in 2018 brought together like-minded friends, creatives, and contemporaries to explore concepts in future living, craft, and expression.

It was a two week residency at the interdisciplinary studio The Green House Goa, where nature and technology, predictability and surprise intersected, and we collectively imagined technological wonders to architectural ones, yesterday’s utopias to tomorrow’s.

The residency centred around multiple themes focusing on the future but bringing in collective memory, local culture and rituals, and the context of Goa that resonate with a number of event’s partners. The idea was to co-create speculative futures projects that are manifested through prototypes during the lab, and which would develop over the months to follow, working towards a public showcase at our UnBox Festival towards the end of 2018, beginning of 2019. It was also an opportunity for the participants to find a new context to immerse themselves in to find inspiration and hopefully a trajectory to create new ideas and content with UnBox.