story + space + climate

WORLDING is back in 2023 for its second iteration! 

A first-of-its kind research and development initiative, WORLDING explores climate futures at the intersection of documentary, land-use planning, speculative design and game-engine technologies. It’s a partnership between Unity through the Unity Charitable Fund, the Unity for humanity Program, and the Co-Creation Studio at MIT Open Documentary Lab.

The WORLDING 2023 workshop brings together a cohort of teams with virtual world projects in development, for an intensive knowledge-sharing program in the fall. Each team is composed of land-use planners, place-makers, community advocates, scholars, and artists/creator technologists. Teams are using game engines and realtime 3D technology to imagine, communicate, and build more sustainable and resilient worlds. At the 2023 workshop, together with advisors from Unity, MIT and thought leaders from around the world, we aim to learn from each other, and to map out the emergence of a new field: one that harnesses 3D game engines for community-based, cross-disciplinary approaches to both imaginative and tangible climate futures.

This year we are also expanding and strengthening the ecosystem of WORLDING, through our networks at MIT, Unity Sustainability, Unity for Humanity and our growing community of partners and colleagues around the world. 

The Unity for Humanity program empowers impact-driven realtime-3D creators through community, grants, and amplification.

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Read about the five teams of for the Fall 2023 Incubator Cohort, the WORLDING Organizers and our new featured Community Cohort.

Projects and People 2023

Check back for more guest and keynotes announcements soon.


Check out the videos from the  2023 WORLDING Incubator.

Video Playlists 2023