UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering


Research Associate chosen for UnBox LAB challenge

30 January 2014

Claire McAndrew, Research Associate at The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, has been awarded along with 7 other leading UK researchers, the opportunity to take part in a 10 day UnBox LAB 2014 exploring the theme of 'Future Cities'. The group will work on relevant research challenges and then present their work at India’s UnBox Festival.

The catalyst driving this project is the fact that many cities around the world are experiencing substantial increases in urban population levels, putting increased pressure on the infrastructure that makes them work. UnBox LAB see this as an opportunity to reimagine what future cities can be like. The labs will explore how design, research and digital technologies can build communities of engaged responsible citizens. 

The project is collaboration between UnBox, British Council, the AHRC, Science & Innovation Network, supported by the REACT Creative Economy Hub and the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India. It is a continuation and adaptation of the fellowship program associated with UnBox, a multi-disciplinary festival in India.

We are proud to have Claire representing The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies for such a necessary cause and wish her all the best.

For more information on the UnBox Festival Labs click here.