Uniting technology, activism and research to work towards a fairer society.
The people we work with
such as campaigns, charities, social enterprises, health and wellbeing initatives, the NHS, and neighbourhood teams.
We research and design technology with community groups to help them communicate their goals and work better together.
Researchers & academics
We work with academics to engage communities in the research process and to produce effective technological solutions.
We develop genuinely impactful tech interventions by conducting research with community groups.
And everyone inbetween
Our central themes and ideas
As a studio there are a number of themes and causes which are particularly close to our hearts. We strive to only work on projects which we are passionate about, and while we are always open to collaborating in new areas, there are a few themes which we focus on again and again.
Projects which constructively engage with the challenges faced by communities at the forefront of the fight against racism.
Projects which give our clients digital autonomy — the ability to take our work and run with it, by utilising open-source solutions and providing training.
Projects guided by the needs of people with lived experience of disability.
Projects which have positive environmental change at their heart.
Hulme and Manchester
Projects focussed on the communities of Hulme and Manchester, where GFSC first began.
Projects which help to highlight, display, manage, and where possible expand the histories of different groups of people or locations.
Projects built with a specific location, setting, and/or community in mind — enabling local communities to thrive, grow, and tackle challenges of inequality and lack of access in all forms.
Projects which help realise quality, liberation and life-long flourishing for the trans community.
Who we are
Geeks for Social Change is a research and development studio based in Manchester, UK.
What we do
We use a community-based approach to technology and research that helps organisations and social enterprises achieve their social aims.
Get in touch
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