"Stories for the Future 2030" is a creathon series originally started by Garage Stories. In September 2019, Overview Collective joined forces to invite activists, artists, designers, developers and policy makers to generate visionary ideas and build prototypes for how XR technologies can foster climate action and accelerate us towards a greener, more sustainable world.

This global series aims to create momentum and break down silos between climate activists, government, technologists and the creative community. It explores the power of technology to discover unexpected ideas that are unique to each XR medium, while bringing together the brightest minds to actively architect a new future.


Each event is highly tailored and solutions-oriented, identifying the ways participants can support local SDG implementation, and stay involved in the local sustainability movement.

New York City

September 2019

The first edition was organized in New York City from 13-14 of September in partnership with the RLab in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Over the course of 20 hours, 60 participants created 10 prototypes.


The winning team was invited to showcase at the “House of Solutions” during the Our Future Festival on Governor’s Island, and at the NYC Media Lab in Brooklyn New York.


Judges, mentors and speakers included representatives from NYCEDC, Our Climate, Publicis, Fridays for Future, Google, NYU Tandon, Stanford University, Games for Change, Two Goats, Tomorrow Lab, DepthKit, Looking Glass, Magic Leap.