Good for Nothing Workshop

Good for Nothing

Title: Good for Nothing Workshop
Location: MadLab
Description: Northern Soul, The first gig for our Northern chapter is at MadLab in Manchester’s Northern Quarter on 5–7 October.
Start Date: 06-10-2012
End Date: 07-10-2012
Start Time: 09:00
End Time: 18:00





LozMark and Andy have picked three local social innovators to support with 48 hours of turbo-charged hacking, making, designing and doing. We’re very excited about the three causes we’ll be working with, Signposts, Carbon Coop and Mountains of Hope. Expect great people, music and food, and the massive buzz of making a whole lot of tangible things in a single weekend.


Good for Nothing is a community of thinkers, do-ers, makers and tinkerers applying their skills and energy to accelerate the work of cause-led innovators and change makers; it’s about diverse groups of people collaborating together, working in new, faster, fun and better ways by supporting ideas and people that are leading the way to what a flourishing 21st century society might look like.

We’re trying to solve challenges collaboratively – on and offline – through gigs (24 to 48hr think, hack, do creative collaboration events) and here at our web home.There are a number of ways to get involved, but for starters you could get stuck in to a challenge or check out our upcoming gigs and socials on the calendar, we’d love to meet you!

How we like to get stuff done

  1. Doing,
    not talking

    It’s not that hard to talk clever and think big; there’s an oversupply of that in our world. Too often big thinking doesn’t lead to big doing, 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.

  2. Collaborate and experiment

    These are words we all hear a lot. But true collaboration – 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 develop them rapidly – is hard to come by. We want more of it.

  3. Support the true innovators

    We give creative energy to the real innovators trying to make positive change happen. Most of the exciting social, environmental and human innovation is happening at the grass-roots. We provide creative support to those pioneers. We think that can help accelerate positive change and impact.