About

technology & gender workshop at furtherfield

Fossbox is a network of researchers, artists, and technologists interested in the human creative potential in emerging technologies. We collaborate with universities, arts organisations, social enterprise, NGOs, and government agencies using human-centred design processes to engage communities in research and to capture impacts collaboratively.

Fossbox was formed as a social enterprise in 2007 to take forward technology co-design research begun with a cross-disciplinary research collaboration Design for the 21st Century: Technology & Social Action. We wanted to continue our work with academic researchers and explore a more collaborative, open and sustainable approach to technology design for social change. Over the years since Fossbox formed, the cultural and creative industries have radically transformed and, with it, the focus of our design and strategy work.

We work to join up people and practices to spark innovation. We also use human-centred design techniques to help organisations get to grips with the human dimension of technology closer to home – with organisational strategy, online collaboration, democratic decision-making, communities of practice, and remote-working.

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Fossbox was formally incorporated as a Community Interest Company (CIC) limited by guarantee and asset-locked in 2009 — we do not have shareholders and profit is reinvested. We continue to support organisations to be more strategic, flexible, and connected in the context of ever more rapid change. We remain committed to working collaboratively using human-centred design processes and open technologies, which help sustain and scale community networks and social change movements, and to be active in critical design research.

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Fossbox CIC is an asset-locked not-for-profit limited by guarantee | Company Registration: 694273