2012 Action At the intersectionsFebruary 2-5, 2012 / New Delhi, iNDia
the UnBox Festivalcelebrates interdisciplinaryprocesses and experiencesthat shape contemporarythought and action.
unbox invites participants While the first editionfrom all walks of life— of UnBox in 2011 waspractitioners, students, widely recognized as aeducators and institutions, pioneering event thatwho are redefining bridged disciplines;professional, social and the UnBox experiencecultural engagement in in 2012 will dive deepertheir contexts. Together, into the possibilities ofnew forms and experiences collaborative practice.emerge to challengetraditional notions of work,play and discourse.
ForMAtUnBox is an immersivejourney through ideasembedded in designthinking & innovation.It uses multiple, non-linear formats thatencourage interactionand ideation.
UnBox Festival lies at the intersection of a Conference& Partner Festivals—EyeMyth, BeatRepeat,Technodrome, BlowUp & FoodLab—each of whichexplores multiple facets of creative practice. innovation and interdisciplinary visual Music & literature, spoken word & collaboration Moving iMages new Media unbox conFerence eyeMyth beatrepeat urban arts—electronic photography—public Music & digital art Food concept & design access & engageMent technodroMe Foodlab blowup
unbox 2012UnBox conference 2012The keystone unbox event In 2012, the UnBox Conference will:is a two day Conference Make creativity accessiblethat furthers the practice of Showcase stories of success & failure in equal measure to demonstrate that innovation is within reach and realinnovation & interdisciplinarycollaboration through engage all the senses Offer combinations of different sensorial experiences tokeynotes, discussions to spark off new inspirationsand workshops anchored encourage interactionby leading and emerging Bring new perspectives into the community, and build strong, impactful collaborations and networkspractitioners.
JOhn ThaCkara MP ranJan SanTOSh DESaI harSh PUrOhIT Vk MaDhaVanDesign Thinking Design Education Society & Media Sustainibility DevelopmentFaces of UnBox Conference 2011:aShISh raJPaL LakShMI MUrThy ParMESh ShahanI nICO DOnaLD POOJa SOODEducation Participatory Social Documenting Creative Industries art & Curation Communication Cultures
Programming Directions in 2012 include:Business Development Culture–Web-based Entrepreneurship –Open frameworks: Democratizing –reinterpreting Traditional Crafts–young Creative Entrepreneurs with Innovation –activism through Media and art British Council –new Frontiers in Policy-making and –Credible Contemporary Indian–Constructing Contemporary Indian research Curators Brands –Technology for research and Social –User Driven Information Platforms–Global Businesses creating Local Change –Interventions in Public Spaces Impact –Creating Livable Urban Spaces –architecture and Projectionism–new Tools for Business Innovation –Towards Participative Governance –Live Cinema Tools for Ethnographic –Innovations in Institutional Storytelling Education
literature, spoken word &new MediaBeatrepeatCurated by: The GreenHouse, a pioneeringcommunity arts space in Delhi.
unbox 2012 partner FestivalBeatrepeat 2012beatrepeat is a literature Experiences in 2012 include:festival that brings –Live readings and performances –Installations, video booths and collaborative projectsinterdisciplinary perspectives between established and emerging writers, artists and performersto the spoken and written –Workshops on bookmaking, independent publishing, creating and hosting webzinesword using electronic music, –an exhibition of Indian book cover art and comic culturecinema, dance, new mediaand space design.The Festival format uses an experimental crowd sourcedcontent and spoken word performances in public spaces.In the lead up to Beatrepeat 2012, several events are beingorganized in Delhi, Bangalore and Bombay.www.beat-repeat.com
urban arts—electronicMusic & digital arttechnoDromeConceived and managed by: Qilla Records,an independent techno label and BLOT,a leading creative collective in India.TechnoDrome is organized with support fromThe Goethe-Institut.
unbox 2012 partner FestivaltechnoDrome 2012TechnoDrome is an urban arts TechnoDrome began as a concept in 2010, to build new platforms for emerging and urban art forms. Since then,festival focusing on electronic it has evolved to establish a platform that is synonymous with presenting and affecting the changing face of Indianmusic, VJ-ing and digital and global culture.art. it locates, creates and Experiences in 2012 includehosts new projects centred –Club nights with live performances at multiple venues in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluruaround artistic collaboration –MIa (music, installation, architecture): combines experimental architecture, music and fashion to create anand cross-cultural exchange immersive social space which will host an independent fashion weekend.between local and –2 digital art exhibitions hosted in new media galleries –Master classes on music production, digital art forms,international artists. and independent music publishing.
visual Music &Moving iMageseyeMythConceived and managed by: A/V collectiveBLOT and community arts platform,Greenhouse.
unbox 2012 partner FestivaleyeMyth 2012eyeMyth is a festival that In 2012 EyeMyth will expand its scope by featuring:visualizes music through –a film program curated from the work of established and emerging film-makers, musicians and new media artistsfilms, performances, and from around the world. These will be screened at several public and private venues across India in February andinstallations. Since 2010, as an March 2012. –audiovisual performances which demonstrate theannual event it has showcased interplay of the senses of sight and sound. –Master classes by performers and experimental artists toinspired approaches and give participants insights into the creative and technical process surrounding music visualization.techniques. –new media installations and interactive environments that showcase local artists –Online archive of past and present editions of EyeMyth + partner content will be launched during the 2012 festival. –The first EyeMyth Label DVD will be produced and released.
Food concept & designFoodLabOrganized and facilitated by: The Grey Garden,a conceptual restaurant in New Delhi.
unbox 2012 partner FestivalFoodLab 2012in the tradition of playing with In 2012, participating artists will curate an entire spectrum of food experiences during the Unbox Festival, including:media forms and creative –Daily meals for participantsprocesses, unbox Festival –Food fellowship hosted at the Grey Garden –Supper clubs for social networking2012 will set up a laboratory –Projects interweaving culinary arts with community driven experience and designframework to experiment withfood design + concepts.The lab is a collective ofinvited artists who will bringexperiences and ideas to theFestival.
photography—publicaccess & engageMentBlowUpConceived by: BlindBoys—an India basedphotography initiative founded in 2009.BlindBoys holds regular meetings to executecollaborative street exhibitions, using onlineand offline forums to share and showcase newphotography.
unbox 2012 partner FestivalBlowUp 2012blowup is a platform to In 2012, BlowUp will organize exhibitions based on collaborative projects from across the world, including:encourage photographers –BlowUp:new Delhi, a free and open format streetto show their work in public exhibition in which photographs will be printed and posted in public spaces. Blindboys will inviteusing effective and affordable photographers from across India and the world to submit photographs around a select theme. Submittedmeans. More importantly, it photographs will be shown in a public exhibition which will run during the Unbox Festival.is a way for the general public –Slideshows projected in public, outdoor spaces as well as in private, indoor spaces, giving local artists and Unboxto engage with photography participants the opportunity to share their work. –Workshops on DIy photography and portfolio sharing.freely and accessibly.BlowUp uses public spaces for photo exhibitions, usingthe city as a backdrop. The event has been organized inBangalore, new Delhi, Bombay, Paris, new Castle and Siamreap. www.blindboys.org
The UnBox Experiencea 2-day conference of talks Fellowships that combine workshops that offer skill networking and pitchingand interactive discussions context immersion and sharing and opportunities sessions that connect newwith leading practitioners idea prototyping followed to work closely with experts ideas to support structuresfrom across sectors by documentation and presentationsinter-media performances exhibitions and city- picnics, film screenings, Events will be held acrossand new media installations wide interventions that club nights, and a host new Delhi, in auditoriums,by leading international and present new perspectives of social spaces will galleries, experimentalIndian artists and intersections between provide participants with media spaces, clubs, pop- social, cultural and opportunities to engage up experiences and public business practices informally spaces
PArtners & sPonsorsunbox Festival is supported by a network ofparticipation and collaboration. unbox also relies on corporateFree spirited conversations and inspiring interactionsare essential for the unbox experience, and the sponsorship & grants to realizeendeavor is to create long-standing relationshipswith supportive institutions, studios, agencies and the diversity of experiencesindividuals. promised in its vision, and isUnBox Festival is supported by key institutionalpartnerships with presently soliciting partners–The British Council–Goethe-Institut for the same.–Pro helvetia Swiss arts Council–Dutch DFa–austrian Cultural Forum www.unboxfestival.com
FoUnDersQuicksand codesignMulti-disciplinary innovation consultancy based in Branding and communication design practice, buildingDelhi & Bangalore in India. innovative and memorable brand experiences forwww.quicksand.co.in organizations, products and services. www.codesign.inB.L.o.t. (Basic Love of Things) BlindBoysElectronic and visual arts collective bringing the Basic Platform to encourage photographers to show theirLove of Things to India and the world, through music, work in public using effective and affordable means.film, art, and design. www.blindboys.orgwww.blottin.blogspot.comcontact > firstname.lastname@example.org