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UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK is a year-long programme of 10 major, multi-site and digital creative projects shaped across science, technology, engineering, arts and maths, delivered across the four nations of the UK.

As the live phase draws to a close in November 2022, a dedicated UNBOXED schedule (19 Oct) at BEYOND in Cardiff next month will explore some of the themes, ideas and collaborations that made this programme of 10 extraordinary new commissions truly unique.

An inspiring line-up of sessions lifts the lid on the R&D journeys of the commission teams, exploring their methods for creatively engaging communities across the UK in the vision of a more sustainable future, and lots more.

Join speakers from the UNBOXED creative teams including GALWAD, Dreamachine and SEE MONSTER, as well as The Royal Society of Arts, Neurocreate and many more in the sessions detailed below, as part of the full UNBOXED programme at BEYOND.

How to Change the World: Creative Initiatives for People & Planet

UNBOXED: Collective Futures is a research enquiry led by The RSA, which examines the value of taking an inclusive, collaborative approach to shaping better futures for people and planet. Within the context of this research, join creatives from UNBOXED commissions Our Place in SpacePoliNations, and Dandelion to explore their core missions and methods for creatively engaging communities in a journey toward a more sustainable future.

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Facilitating a free-for-all: Inside The Creative Studio

Join broadcaster Elle-Osili Wood, for the Creative Studio R&D Programme, with creatives from Dreamachine and About Us, to discuss insights and lessons from this unprecedented model of funding, collaboration, ideation and production.

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Citizens of Imagination: Creative Technology & the Civic Role of Storytelling

Join creatives from UNBOXED commissions GALWAD and PoliNations to explore the challenges and rewards of running digitally inclusive projects and the role of technology in deepening our relationship to people and to place.

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Join a selection of the established and emerging young creatives behind the 10 UNBOXED projects, as well as research partners, who will reflect on everything from cross-sectoral working, co-creating with communities, digital inclusion and just how the commissions went from ideas to reality in such a short space of time.

Speakers include: