Creativity x Generosity x Experiment

September 16th, 2018 09:30 → September 16th, 2018 18:00

Framework for Exchange: a pop up 'space' between 72 and 74 Rivington Street, EC2A 3AY
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As part of the upcoming London Design Festival, we're hosting a pop-up creative generosity experiment right in the heart of Shoreditch.

In collaboration with The Office Group and Universal Design Studio, the Good for Nothing crew are taking over the "Framework for Exchange" pop-up space to host a one-day 'creative collaboration'....

Expect a fast, fun, self-organising hacky design sprint that will point creative energy, talent and expertise at 3 awesome early-stage social ventures who need a ton of your help to accelerate their projects (see below for more info).

We invite you to roll your sleeves up and get stuck into live creative challenges in the areas of design, technology, branding, communications and digital marketing - briefs that can be tackled in one day.

We've only got 25 spaces so we're inviting applications from London-based doers, makers and tinkerers... the creative challenges need graphic/UX designers, brand strategists, comms planners, copywriters, bloggers, service designers, front-end developers, business experts, film-makers, animators and more.

There'll be breakfast, lunch, drinks afterwards, DJs, lots of tea and coffee, and maybe even some dancing...

Been 'n' gone

This gig's over but check out the calendar for the next one.

We're inviting applications to participate so we get a really diverse mix of the folks with the right skills to crack the briefs. Register and we'll confirm your spot with you via e-mail in 2 batches - one on Friday 7th and one on Weds 12th.

If you're signed up and then can't make it, please let us know ([email protected]) so we can free up your space for someone else.

Our 3 ventures are fresh from the Year Here programme, an intensive social innovation incubator based in Hackney, and are each tackling really tough social problems ...

SupportEd - a mentoring programme that provides support to young people who are at risk of falling into violence to avoid exclusion from school and society

Pomegranate Arts - using creativity and arts to improve the confidence and wellbeing of young refugees and asylum seekers coming into London

Supply Change - building a digital platform to enable rapidly growing social enterprises to win contracts with big public sector organisations

How we roll...

Doing, not talking

It's not that hard to talk clever and think big; there's an oversupply of that in our world. Yet there are so many problems that need a bit of do. Roll up your sleeves and fail gloriously. Good for Nothing is permission to have a go, get involved, participate and try stuff.

Collaborate and experiment

Where real diversity and openness is welcomed, where we let go of power and control, where we self-organise and allow ideas and energy to emerge more naturally and where we prototype and learn together

Support the true innovators

We give creative energy, ideas and skills to the innovators trying to make positive change happen. The most exciting social innovation is happening at the grass-roots, pioneers working with very limited resources. We support them to accelerate epic change and impact.

Thank you to our Friends

  • The Office Group
  • Universal Design Studio

Who was there?

  • Hannah Iheoma Place
  • andrea
  • Orfeo
  • Jolita
  • Claire Quinn
  • √Črika Rasoilo
  • Marie
  • Omar Nawaz
  • Annemarieke Kloosterhof
  • Jess
  • Bronwen Westrip
  • Jim Holt
  • Emily Underwood
  • Karl
  • Eleanor Ratliff
  • Maggie
  • Becky Miller
  • Jim Holt
  • Joel Lim Du Bois
  • Daniela
  • Cameron Macbeth
  • Sam Furness
  • Joe Bradley
  • Haroon Khan
  • Isaac Matovu
  • Charlotte
  • Emily Ash Powell
  • Nathalie Gil
  • Raakhi Chotai
  • Mariam Mahmoudi
  • Kate Huckle
  • Alex Daish
  • Tom Wilshere
  • John Ridpath
  • Lucy
  • Rory PJ
  • Megan Egan
  • Poppy
  • Izzy Way
  • Mahalia
  • Jim Holt
  • Dan Burgess
  • tansy drake
  • Stephen King