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  • Goldfinger Factory: a Case study in for-profit Social Enterprise

Stevens, John, 2016, Conference or Workshop, Goldfinger Factory: a Case study in for-profit Social Enterprise at Towards collaborative practice 2016. Forum on social innovation and entrepreneurship, Lecce, Italy, 28 Nov - 02 Dec 2016.

Abstract or Description:

Goldfinger Factory is an award-winning design, build and teaching platform centred around upcycling to create bespoke furniture and interiors, whilst helping artisans and artisans-in-the-making become self-sustaining through craft and in turn saving materials from landfill. Located in North Kensington, one of London’s most deprived - yet wealthiest - areas, Goldfinger Factory combines a furniture showroom and a café space on one floor and a woodworking workshop and teaching academy underneath, where training is provided to local young adults (including unemployed, disaffected or at-risk).
Based on interviews with the founders and several site visits, Stevens presented the Goldfinger Factory as a case study of for-profit social innovation, through this poster and a short presentation, to an audience of around 60 academics and practitioners of social innovation from all over Europe. Several attendees reported they would explore this novel model of social innovation.

Subjects: Other > Social studies > L900 Others in Social studies > L990 Social studies not elsewhere classified
Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W290 Design studies not elsewhere classified
School or Centre: School of Design
Funders: Erasmus +
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2018 11:58
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2018 12:42
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/2673

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