UnBox Festival Announces Return With 2019 Edition, Reveals Full Day And Night Programming

UnBox Festival 2019

India’s preeminent interactive, multi-disciplinary festival platform, UnBox Festival is back! While previous iterations of the festival took place in New Delhi, the 5th edition of UnBox will take place in Bangalore, capitalizing on the city’s vibrant technology, start-up, and arts communities. This year, UnBox will be hosted at the Bangalore International Centre in Domlur between February 15-17, 2019 and will bring together a unique programme that features diverse tracks for participants to explore intersections across design, art, culture, technology, social innovation, environment and policy.

The festival will invite diverse participation and bring together technologists, activists, policy makers and a mix of the creative community to ideate and collaborate on the most pressing challenges facing India today. It will run across three full days with workshops, labs, conference sessions and conversations over meals, along with evenings of performances and excursions into the city curated to inspire, provoke and imagine. Talking about the latest edition of Unbox, Babitha George, Co-Founder – UnBox Festival & Director – Quicksand Design Studio said in a statement:

“With the burgeoning discussion around technology and the future, we felt it was critical to bring a different lens and perspective to these conversations, especially in the context of Bangalore. Through UnBox, we want to allow for new encounters and conversations, and to draw inspiration from unlikely spaces. This festival edition will collectively engage with new futures in a way that acknowledges and builds on the multilayered complexity of our lives, from culture, memories and the past to the spaces and communities we inhabit and shape.”

UnBox Festival 2019

Anchored within Quicksand Design Studio, a research and design practice with studios in New Delhi, Bangalore and Goa, UnBox 2019 hopes to prompt experiential learning and new thought processes. By bringing together unheard faces, fresh eyes and a new city, the upcoming edition of UnBox Festival will deconstruct the past and build a speculative future, while celebrating the contradictions of our present through the lens of technology, democracy, heritage and new economies.

UnBox Festival x Open House

Accompanied by an impeccable curation of night programming at the festival which will bring together an eclectic mix of sound and visual artists throughout all three days at different venues, February 15th will witness a multitude of events taking place at Open House, Bangalore International Centre which also includes Dreamswitch, a trans-media narrative of hypnagogic dreamscapes, through improvised electronica and live visual programming, featuring Seasonal Affected Beats (Tarun Balani), Aural Eye, Thiruda and Cursorama.

UnBox After Dark

On February 16th, Unbox After Dark will be presenting a collaborative Audio Visual showcase by the Unbox residents and guests. The night combines sounds from Mumbai-based electronic musicians Spryk and Echofloat, with visual interpretations from Thiruda and Cursorama from the VJing collective, Alt-Q supported by Romanian collective- Aural Eye Visions Studio.

UnBox Festival The Unwind Collection

The final day of UnBox Festival will see Bengaluru-based indie folk trio Tambe & Friends deliver an elusive performance at The Humming Tree followed by a modern, electronic set that brings together the sound experiments of Nikhil Narendra and Shreyas Dipali. For further details, head to their website. You can grab your tickets to UnBox Festival here.