Founded by Quicksand, UnBox Cultural Futures Society is a platform exploring new narratives and building action at the intersection of disciplines, to reimagine India’s plural futures.

As part of its agenda, UnBox creates festivals, labs and publications that bring together diverse practitioners from India and abroad for collaboration and expressions.

UnBox has its origins as an international design festival initiated in 2011 and has gone on to incubate platforms such as UnBox Labs, Eyemyth Media Arts Festival and Future Fiction. Over the years UnBox has partnered with and supported by British Council, Goethe Institut, Arts and Humanities Research Council, National Institute of Design, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Mozilla Foundation and What Design Can Do.

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  • Future of Human Ecologies

    The world of the future seems to be a smart, fast, connected digital world and it is easy to get seduced by the potential it promises. There is a lot of hype around data-driven futures that will make everything, including our relationships with each other and the places that we live in, smarter and more efficient. However it is also important to focus on our shared humanity and the diversity of our complex lived experiences in our conversations about the future.

    How can we find expression and meaning in a world shaped by technology, data and algorithms? How can we think of technology that can manifest our shared culture and values that are also unique to place and context? How can we be educated participants in our own future?

    On November 18th, 2017, UnBox brought a day-long, multi-format event to Bangalore to explore these questions and to start conversations about the role of technology in our society, and about how we want to navigate being human in a digital world. Divers experts hosted workshops and panel discussions, while design students showcased their work in an exhibition. The event was in partnership with Mozilla’s Open IoT Studio, Design Academy Eindhoven, and Lowe’s Innovation Labs. 

  • EdTech Lab
  • Innovation Through User-Centered Design - Workshop
  • Strategy World Tour, Hong Kong
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