Income earning ideas
Possible ways to bring income/funding into the space while providing needed servies. Cash Cow is a common term used to describe a attached business that brings in cash to run a Socail Space.
Social entrepreneur ideas & businesses Jul 14
The idea is to convert a negative space into one that creates benefit for the community Urban Farm has secured workshops & 400sqm's of rooftop space in Dublin city centre where we are researching and demonstrating intensive urban growing techniques.
As well as developing and working towards the long term vision of Kindling, an important part of what we do is to work on projects here in Greater Manchester, where most of us are currently based.
By Theo Kitchener The economic depression which has just begun is likely to be the most severe in human history - due to the scale of the bubble, the interconnectedness of the modern world, and our massive human population.
Here is some of the ideas behind the Instructables Restaurant. 1 .
In the hope of spurring a reappraisal of repair, Platform21 wrote and published a manifesto describing the benefits of fixing things and calling upon designers and consumers to break the chain of throwaway thinking. Throwaway thinking, a culture in itself almost, is designed to cater to short term needs of both industry, politics and society. But by being very successful at short term effects it has lost track of the innumerable and rich possibilities that lie ahead if durable notions of design in general, and repair especially, are reconsidered and implemented. In the slipstream of the Repair Manifesto Platform21 organized workshops, an exhibition, lectures and repair evaluation clinics both with professional designers, students, amateurs, as well as the general public. It is in the richness of the pallet we wanted to present, from the mildly absurd positions of some of the participants involved, to the completely functional, logical and directly implementable techniques of others.
Rediscover Fashion, Irelands Green Fashion Label, produces 100% redesigned, repurposed and recycled fashion, accessories and home-ware ranges and encourages you to ‘rediscover’ fashion through our do-it-yourself training programmes and our redesign consultancy alterations and dressmaking service.
William McDonough's book, written with his colleague, the German chemist Michael Braungart, is a manifesto calling for the transformation of human industry through ecologically intelligent design. Through historical sketches on the roots of the industrial revolution; commentary on science, nature and society; descriptions of key design principles; and compelling examples of innovative products and business strategies already reshaping the marketplace, McDonough and Braungart make the case that an industrial system that "takes, makes and wastes" can become a creator of goods and services that generate ecological, social and economic value. In Cradle to Cradl e , McDonough and Braungart argue that the conflict between industry and the environment is not an indictment of commerce but an outgrowth of purely opportunistic design.