The Travellers Box arose out of, and still has, a foundation in the Scandinavian art scene, but defines itself as an international project. The project combines theory / practice, art production, communication, dissemination and networking (TSB project guide for artists).

There is also a strong desire for change and development within the context. The Travellers Box project aims to be a player and facilitator in relation to the establishment of new strategies, constructs and structures in order to create new platforms for practitioners to develop work and share ideas via different knowledge areas. It in a sense becomes an 'analysis apparatus' - the objects become a vehicle, or trajectory, from which these ideas can be explored and communicated (TSB project guide for artists).