About

Unboxy is cardboard architecture, providing a low cost, high impact, textural medium that may inspire students and educators to experiment with shapes, forms and processes that can be integrated into day-to-day learning. It is designed to complement, not disrupt, the daily flow of a classroom. Unboxy is a kit of parts – large cardboard shapes and connectors allows students to create the geometric forms of their choosing. Students are encouraged to experiment, imagine, and push the basic shapes of Unboxy to its limits. By providing students agency in developing the teaching and learning environments around them, a sense of collaboration and wellbeing is fostered within the classroom community.

 

For both primary and secondary school students and educators, learning from home has presented many challenges, but also many opportunities. In creating their own learning environments at home, students have discovered valuable insights into how they learn best, and how the built environment impacts education. As students return to school, we hope to harness this knowledge, both to drive classroom design of the future, but also to bridge the gap between home and school, supporting students’ transition. 
 
Unboxy is an informed, in-classroom construction project intended to aid both students and educators in returning to traditional classroom environments, as well as providing a sense of respite and wellbeing in uncertain times. It is a rich STEAM-centric activity that engages students’ cognitive and emotional skills simultaneously. 

Using simple cardboard shapes and connectors, Unboxy provides students with the opportunity to create a space truly reflective of them and their needs. Through collaborating and problem solving, students can create a shelter, quiet learning zone, gathering space, activity area – it provides endless opportunities for students’ creativity and expression. The project acts as a blank canvas, reflective of current classroom activities and topics. Unboxy is a responsive, adaptive classroom intervention that empowers students to take ownership over their education and wellbeing. 
Partners

Unboxy would not exist without the generous support of our design, research, logistics and manufacturing partners. Click on any of the logos below to find out more about the people that make Unboxy... Unboxy!

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Unboxy are calling for sponsorship partners, either for financial or in-kind support.

Please visit  Become Our Sponsor section to see how you can get involved.
 

Contact Us

If you would like to know more about Unboxy, please email us at unboxyclassroom@gmail.com

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Testimonials

“I really loved seeing everyone working as a team to build the structure together... we learnt how it broke apart and how we could improve, and we managed to make it even better than the first one we did! I really enjoyed working on the structure, it was a load of fun - I'm excited to see how Unboxy turns out!"

— Xavier, student at Unboxy Ambassador school
"Thank you so much for letting us play with Unboxy yesterday. I think its a great product for developing fine motor skills, teamwork, communication and creativity. The most delightful outcome was seeing my quietest student, who often struggles in the classroom, become 'the main man' in our team with his enthusiasm and building skills. He walked back into our classroom with confidence I've never seen in him before "

— Sarah, educator at Unboxy Ambassador school
"It is simple enough for all students to use, but there is an opportunity for complicated designs - this will happen organically as students experiment"

— Unboxy Beta Testing School

How to reach us?

If you think you could be an Unboxy game-changer, we’d love to hear from you! 
If you are just interested and would like to hear more, we'd love to hear from you too!

We will organise a virtual meeting with yourself and members of the Unboxy team, to discuss what role you can play in Unboxy. 

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