HS1 was founded in 2015, to provide a shared work and social ‘hack’ space for people in a small town in the North of England, and surrounding area. The community organization is located in a large listed converted mill, and hosts machine tools, digital fabrication equipment, and a darkroom. The non-profit organization aims to support both craft and entrepreneurship in a region which has seen substantial public sector service cuts, running courses and advice forums on both technology and business-related subjects. It is supported through membership subscription fee, and deliberately focuses on intergenerational learning.
This CTP refers to the decision change from an online-only group into a physical shop space in the town.
This CTP refers to the decision to change the company structure to provide greater variety and accountability to the board of directors, increasing sustainability and robustness
This CTP refers to the decision to move premises from the initial organization space, into more costly but welcoming premises in early 2016.
This CTP refers to the decision to create a space in which intergenerational and family-oriented learning and access was priorised, through the development of a crèche and an absence of upper and lower age limits.
This CTP describes the decision of the co-founders to continue to instil the ethos of ‘do-ocracy’ into the organization, even after it was formally founded as a business.
This CTP refers to the decision to create a more heavily structured set of membership funding options as a way to support community cohesion.
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