Unboxed: Collective Futures

A global exploration of the potential for collective imagination and creative collaboration to shape better futures for people and planet

What is UNBOXED?

UNBOXED is a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of creativity, taking place across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and online in 2022.

It aims to celebrate the power of people coming together to imagine and design better futures and will feature 10 awe-inspiring flagship installations as well as an exciting calendar of events and pop-up experiences across the UK.

Why is The RSA partnering with UNBOXED?

The RSA is working with UNBOXED to create a research project called ‘Collective Futures’. This will examine the power of collaboration between people from different backgrounds, perspectives and areas of expertise, aiming to discover the ways collective imagination can help us build a better future. This will take place between March and November 2022, and will involve participants from across the globe – including our diverse Fellowship of 30,000 people.

What’s next and how can I get involved?

There will be many opportunities to get involved with our ‘Collective Futures’ project.

As part of our exploration, we’ll be launching open calls, and planning events, discussions and meet ups which invite a global audience.

The RSA UNBOXED: Collective Futures team are currently developing the best way to make this piece of work as open, transparent, and accessible as possible.

We look forward to sharing in more detail how ‘Collective Futures’ will work and how people can get involved. However, whilst we’re still in planning mode, we would like to encourage anyone who would like to contact the team with ideas or thoughts, to email us at [email protected].

Get in touch

While we’re still in planning mode, we would like to encourage anyone who would like to contact the team with ideas or thoughts, to email us.

Official UNBOXED Partner