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Event Details


UnBox returns to Bangalore on November 18th with a multi-format event that will bring together key experts from the UnBox network to host workshops and panel discussions, while students from Design Academy Eindhoven will also present projects that they are working on.


Registrations: 2:00 - 2:30 pm

Welcome and Intro: 2.30 - 2.45 pm

Panel Discussion 1: Citizen Engagement with the City  2.45 - 3.30 pm

A group of experts lead a conversation around experiments that demonstrate different models across geographies for participatory city-building.

Tea break: 3.30 - 3.45 pm

Workshops: 3:45 - 5:45 pm
(Participants can select one of the five workshops to attend. Once you have bought your ticket, you will receive a confirmation email where you will be able to select your workshop.) 

Workshop 1: Body as Sensor - Attendees will address questions around our senses and the design of emergent technologies as we work towards our own designs that will reflect ethical, contextually situated designs that use our bodies as sensors. 
Workshop facilitators: Shannon Dosemagen and  Jon Rogers

Workshop 2: Designing for Consequences - Explore how design researchers can be of help in dealing with complex, multistakeholder innovations.     
Workshop facilitators: Daniëlle Arets and Archana Prasad

Workshop 3: Provocative Prototyping - In this practical workshop hosted by Mozilla’s Open IoT Studio, people will discuss, sketch and prototype alternative possibilities for the future of voice and the Internet. 
Workshop facilitators: Martin Skelly and Pete Thomas

Workshop 4: Visual Design Research - This workshop will show how film can become a language for collaboration with participants in multidisciplinary teams that aim to strengthen their design and innovation efforts through design research. 
Workshop facilitators: Dr. Bas Raijmakers and Isabelle Makay

Workshop 5: Design for Social Impact - Examples from Quicksand’s decade-long practice in this domain will be used to understand the nuances of design for social impact and how the latest in technology, UX, and design can be used for the betterment of society.
Workshop facilitators: Ayush Chauhan and Kevin Shane 

Panel Discussion 2: Community-led Technology Models  6 - 6.45 pm

Experts present provocations and ideas around how decentralised models of technology development can become more robust and relevant to communities.

DAE Student presentations: 6.45 - 7.15 pm

Students from DAE are exploring how they might, as designers, operate within complex systems to design meaningful human-centered experiences. They will present glimpses of their projects, to seek inputs and partnerships for their week in Bangalore. 

Networking and snacks: 7.15 - 8 pm



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?

This edition of UnBox seeks to start conversations about the role of technology in our society, and about how we want to navigate being human in a digital world.

For more information about this event, Please see the event brochure here.

Anchored by

UnBox is a multi-disciplinary, collaborative platform for experiential learning that explores new and emerging cultural contexts, while being rooted in people-centric approaches. Founded as a festival in India in 2011, Unbox has prompted new thought, work and partnerships at the intersection of design, art, culture, social change and enterprise. Over the past seven years, the festival has grown into a widely recognized platform for inspiration, dialogue and hands-on action.

Partnered with

Mozilla’s Open IoT Studio is a global network of professionals committed to open Internet of Things, working alongside Mozilla to make IoT more open, accessible, and empowering.

Design Academy Eindhoven (The Netherlands) is known for its conceptual, authentic, creative, passionate and curious approach to design, moving beyond design disciplines and pushing the boundaries in research and education.

Lowe’s Innovation Labs is the disruptive technology hub for Lowe's Companies, Inc., a U.S.-based FORTUNE 50 home improvement company, and is connecting with India's tech leaders and innovators to collaborate and develop new capabilities.



Lowe's Innovation Labs
State Bank of India Rd, Shanthala Nagar,
Ashok Nagar
Bangalore, Karnataka