Fixfest: A global gathering for community repair

Fixfest, the first ever international festival bringing together community repair groups and individuals interested in making things more sustainable, takes place from 6-8 October in London.

Fixfest will bring together volunteer repairers and tinkerers, activists, policy-makers, thinkers, and companies from all over the world in the name of taking greater care of the things we own – and creating better products.

Fixfest will host a series of talks, discussions and workshops. Those from the ‘repair community’ will be encouraged to share experiences, skills and frustrations, such as the barriers to repairing certain products.

The event’s organisers, The Restart Project, say: “We’ll be assembling diverse community repair groups, social and environmental activists, makers and tinkerers from Holland to Argentina; each with their own fascinating insights into the world of repair, and with a joint passion for a less wasteful world.

“In forging links between diverse groups and individuals, we hope Fixfest will lay the groundwork for a more connected global network of grassroots activists. Community repair events and local initiatives make a difference, but if we want to see worldwide change in the ways we design, consume and keep products, we need to start thinking together.”

The Restart Project is a people-powered platform for change, with the aim of encouraging people to look at electronics in a sustainable way and to increase the demand for more sustainable, better electronics.

The London-based social enterprise empowers people to use their electronics longer in order to reduce waste.

The Restart Project take local action to prevent electronic waste through hands-on, learning events where they help people fix their own electronics – and help others to do the same globally.

Fixfest takes place at various venues in London from 6-8 October. For tickets click here.

Fixfest

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She is a writer who specialises in sustainable lifestyle and living, wellbeing, and entertainments. Rosa also works as a psychic, counsellor, intuitive reader and spiritual life coach helping people to become who they truly are and manifest their heart & soul’s desires into their lives: www.rosalindmedea.com

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