I'm excited for International #RepairDay this Saturday! (disclaimer: I work for a community repair organisation involved in it, but I'd be excited anyway..) Let's go slow and fix things!
Over 120 events worldwide on the map so far https://openrepair.org/international-repair-day-map-2018/
If you want to get involved, you could
- Attend a community repair event
- Support a local repair business
- Fix something yourself
- Share a picture of your repair (successful or not!) or of a memorable repair
An illustration of The Restart Project's hopes for the future culture of repair was shortlisted in this year's World Illustration Awards!
Here's our blog post about the ideas in the poster, along with a high-res download, it's worth having a close look if you're interested:
"Chartism was a working-class movement for political reform in Britain that existed from 1838 to 1857. It took its name from the People's Charter of 1838 and was a national protest movement, with particular strongholds of support in Northern England, the East Midlands, the Staffordshire Potteries, the Black Country, and the South Wales Valleys."
Entrance to an abandoned copper mine, halfway up a mountain in the Lake District.
My great granddad worked in a coal mine. Often couldn't stand up straight the tunnels were so small. His eyes watered constantly and he had problems with his lungs. He didn't want the same for his son, so he pushed him to get a trade and he became a master welder.
Will be thinking about all this next time I'm vaguely stressed by a deadline at my computer, and my back is a bit sore.
The Preston Model infographic.
"a holistic framework for integrating community, cooperative, and public assets into a mutually supporting system of local economic prosperity"
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