Get a glimpse of the various independent projects and initiatives that Quicksand has incubated and supported over the years.

Here you will also find a collation of various appearances and publications that folks from the studio have been a part of:

Publishing & Appearances

Goa Heritage Project Workshop

During the course of a five-day workshop and crash course held at NID with students from the NID Exhibition Design program, Salil and Hugo, two Quicksand design researchers explored new possibilities in storytelling through the creation of unique virtual spaces in Unity using a mix of digital content and items 3D scanned using photogrammetry.

WDHB’s Learning Expedition

Quicksand hosted an executive team from Schneider Electric as part of a Learning Expedition program organized by WDHB. The team had the chance to meet local energy and micro-grid experts through a facilitated discussion format on novel best practices in emerging markets:

- Deploying microgrids in rural communities through regional Energy Service Companies (ESCO) with Sidhartha Vermani.

- Providing roof top solar energy services to commercial & industrial entities throughlong term power purchase agreements with Nalin Agarwal.

- Providing lighting solutions to the real estate sector with Sidharth Kumar.

- Providing custom built switchboards and turnkey energy solutions to real estate sector with Meera Kumar Chauhan.

UX India

Quicksand Co-Founder and Partner Ayush Chauhan and Principal & Communications Lead Kevin Shane led a daylong workshop at UX India, India’s largest international user experience conference. The theme of the workshop was Design for Social Impact, and Ayush and Kevin led the participants through several design activities and games using case studies from Quicksand’s decade-long experience in the sector.

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  • Greenhouse 2.0

    In 2017, we resurrected Greenhouse and took another giant leap towards independence by setting up another bespoke, cooperative studio for creative practice. Located in the quiet village of Aldona in the Goa, the Greenhouse is a collaborative studio setup with our partners The Busride, and Tandem Research. The focal point for our new media and experimental work, the Greenhouse leverages the collective strengths of the partners' studios to initiate and drive collaborative projects forward.

  • DUET

    DUET is a collaboration between Quicksand and Invisible Flock. It is an ambitious new work about identity and finding spaces for expression in our daily lives. An App, an interactive website and a series of outdoor public artworks, DUET is a digital and physical work with multiple levels of engagement.

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    Off Grid

    Off Grid, one of Quicksand's incubated ventures, is a digital contact sharing and discovery platform that attempts to unlock a network that is far more ubiquitous and active than traditional internet-based social ecosystems.

  • blot


    B.L.O.T. is the Basic Love Of Things—A collective that functions as an avenue for the independent work, and envisaged as a creative group that explores and creates original content in various mediums such as sound, visuals, film, photography, art, fashion, food, and more.

  • blindboys

    Blindboys is a platform exploring Photography and Shared Territories in and from a new ever-changing Asia.

    In addition to being a platform for new visual perspectives from the continent, also dreams of creating a community for a better synthesis of art, media, and Asian cultures leading to a holism of new Asian visual identities.

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    Quicksand formalised a laboratory for play experiences with the christening of the Quicksand GamesLab in early 2013. Initiated as a seed funded project supported by the Arts & Humanities Research Council, UK (AHRC), and the British Council at the UnBox Festival 2013, Quicksand GamesLab is now working to publish its first indie video game in collaboration with creative powerhouses BLOT! - a popular electronic arts collective in India.

  • Velowala

    A rich media archive that pieces together the ecosystem of bicycle-based commerce (a.k.a. velocommerce) in India through images, sounds, films, interviews and critiques.

  • Jhoolewala

    Thousands of people earn their livelihood in the City by providing a play experience to young children at their doorsteps. These 'playground-pushers' identify themselves as the 'Jhoolewale'.* ('Jhoola'= Play Equipment; 'Wala'=Person). This documentary was an attempt to imagine a sustainable space for Jhoolewalas in the city.

  • Grey Garden

    The Grey Garden is a multifunctional meeting space at the intersection of fashion, food, culture, and commerce.

  • Greenhouse

    A hybrid space at the intersection of new cultural activity, alternative education and market dynamics - this was the vision for Greenhouse, a community space co-founded by Quicksand and generously funded by the Goethe Institut.