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  • Use those Business Smarts for Social Good at Makesense

    Imagine, if you will, an intimate music performance where in the interlude between songs, you get stories from your community, from your neighbourhood, of inspirational people changing lives and solving problems. You’ve just stumbled upon a MakeSense gig. (Check out MKSRoom for more of these). #MKSUK look-back @MKSRoom "Female homelessness" in...
  • Hanging Out With Democracy’s Hackers

    ‘Never before have we experienced this level of collective intelligence in one room…’ Welcome to Newspeak House. Located on an unassuming street in East London, this is where civic hackers, software developers, UX designers, amongst physicists, journalists, philosophers, and sociologists come to hang out. #hololens #cyberchap A post shared...
  • These London barbers are snipping away at Mental Unwellness

    Here’s a proposition for you: for today’s man the barber shop is the new pub. Research suggests that today’s men spend more time in barber shops than in pubs. And the majority prefer to discuss sensitive issues like their stresses, the personal woes, their general mental health with their...
  • Support Passing Clouds In Their Fight Against Property Profiteers

    Regular readers of GOtilo – and indeed many of you who are interested in the future of East London’s local spaces, London’s rapidly homogenising nightlife scene, or indeed the future of our local communities as they are assaulted by corporate interests, will be aware that we have been huge...
  • Future Forward: 4 Pioneering London Social Enterprises That Take Bitcoin

    One of the biggest challenges of our generation is take back control from the monopolising institutions of banking and high finance. That is why we at GOtilo are huge advocates for blockchain technology, and for the transformative power of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. We want – no, need...
  • Community Fridges Are Hitting London. Here Are Four Ways To Get Involved

    There’s a new fridge on the block… and it’s helping London tackle two of its most pressing social issues, all while bringing neighbourhoods closer together. According to the Hubbub Foundation, the average UK family wastes £470 a year by throwing away food and drink which could have been eaten....
  • Comment: Dalston’s latest riots tell the story of a community that has been divided and destroyed

    The death of Rashan Charles has been shrouded in suspicion, disinformation and rumour. The protest that followed has been no different. The police have been largely stoic and impressively impassive in the face of acts of vandalism and brutality. Charles’ family has been dignified: their interest is in getting...
  • Here’s How To Make London The Friendliest City On Earth For Refugees

    In the past few years, London has opened its arms to thousands of refugees from the around the world following global conflicts and crises. But despite this city being full of open-minded people who thrive on diversity, many of our new neighbours remain isolated and lonely. Enter HostNation with...
  • This King’s Cross Vegetarian Kitchen Has Found A Whole New Use For Skips

    Yep, that’s right. Skips. Normally associated with building sites and piles of rubbish, a social enterprise in King’s Cross has found an ingenious, sustainable new use for them… And it involves “less rubble and more rhubarb”. In the true meaning of skip garden! #urbangarden #kingscross #london #nutrition #lunchtime #sustainability...