HS2 was founded in 2009, with a mission to provide hands-on space to actively encourage practical workshops and peer-to-peer learning. The organisation operates as a not-for-profit organisation, housed in a space comprising workshops, offices, and event space. The organisation is host to both active groups and active user groups, including a DIY Bio project set up in collaboration with a local university. The organisation also works with other higher education instututes to provide grassroot technology tools and education to hard-to-read communities. The space has recently opened up an accelerator to support artists working with digital making technology.
This CTP refers to the decision made by the new board of directors to actively move into a new art-science direction.
This CTP refers to the point at which the organization began to pitch for, and win, large grants with local higher education institutes; the additional support and expertise required to deliver them, and the shift in organizational identity.
This CTP refers to the period of time in which two of the original founding members were removed from the leadership boards, and the subsequent restructuring of the organisation.
This CTP describes the extended time which the hackspace had to spend outside of their premises when renovation was underway, and the research done in this time.
This CTP describes the loss of support and resources which the space was able to access by dint of being located in the North of England.
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