Making the invisible, visible
Imagining a better future for the repair & reuse economy in Kenya
This project will advance core understanding of maintenance and repair practices and connect these to long-standing concerns around the design, innovation, and sustainability of new computational tools and infrastructures. Technology maintenance and repair constitute central elements in the long-term impact and sustainability of computing tools and infrastructures. While there is tremendous need for understanding their effects on engineering development, maintenance and repair have been systematically underrepresented in human-computer research to date. By improving the design-repair nexus, this project seeks not only to study sustainability but also enhance it. Pedagogically, it develops new repair-centered teaching and learning strategies for education in engineering and the social sciences.
RREUSE is an international network representing social enterprises active in re-use, repair and recycling.
The linear ‘take, make, use, and dispose’ economy is driving the climate emergency. Extraction and processing of natural resources make up half of the total global greenhouse gas emissions and over 90% of water stress and biodiversity loss impact, according to the International Resource Panel. Product re-use and repair are the building blocks of circular economy, which can contribute to climate change mitigation by preventing resource depletion, diverting products and materials from landfills and incineration (therefore preventing associated emissions), and reducing energy demand.
Diese Arbeit zeigt anhand von drei exemplarischen Produkten wie reparierbares Produktdesign aussieht. Zehn Richtlinien klären dabei über notwendige Vorraussetzungen auf und motivieren Nutzende, sich selbst an der Reparatur zu versuchen.
Deine beste Wahl für defekte Elektrogeräte
Reparado.de – Deine Suchmaschine für Reparaturen
MeinMacher-Techniker reparieren defekte Elektro-Geräte (fast) aller Art und Marke.
Aus Leidenschaft und Überzeugung. Denn reparieren lohnt sich!
Our mission is the transition to a collaborative and circular consumption of electronics
We’re a Berlin-based impact and tech startup that aims to accelerate the transformation towards a circular economy. To achieve this, our team digitizes and simplifies circular services and processes with our software platform and partnership options – for electronics and other products.
Last week, three years of arguing with industry finally paid off, as the European standard EN45554 was published. This official document with an unexciting name details ”general methods for the assessment of the ability to repair, reuse and upgrade energy-related products.” In plain English, it’s a standard for measuring how easy it is to repair stuff. It’s also a huge milestone for the fight for fair repair.
We gathered virtually for Fixfest 2020, welcoming many more people online than we would have in person. We had a diverse programme, including technical, social and even academic contributions.
Peoples & Things is a podcast in which host Lee Vinsel interviews scholars, practitioners, and activists about human life with technology.
Cargo-cycles and Kinship in Kolkata
The labour of repair rooted in tutelage and kinship, and the loyalties and discontents that surround repair worlds regulate social order. They recast questions of interdependence and difference in cities. Kolkata’s cargo-cyclists and repair workers who assemble and maintain these old vehicles redeem the city from its disrepairs. Their location and lives are read against the history of capital, contemporary infrastructure building and the logistics of labour. While tutelage fulfils the promise of labour for those who were previously excluded from it, the kinship fostered in Kolkata’s repair worlds continues to keep workers at the margins of capital and profits.
An Introduction to the Labours of Repair and Maintenance in South Asia
As part of our goal to create more sustainable shopping behavior, Zalando is testing a new program to connect customers with local sneaker cleaners, traditional cobblers and family run tailors
We are proud to present you the results of four intense and fruitful years of collaboration of the 18 REPAiR partners and local and regional stakeholders in Amsterdam, Naples, Ghent, Hamburg, Łodz and Pécs.
We have celebrated the ending of the REPAiR project with an informative and appealing one day event. In the morning with inspiring keynotes on the future challenges of the CE from European, Regional and local perspectives. Besides, we discussed with our sister H2020 projects UrbanWins, FORCE and CINDERELA. Also, through an extremely exciting and innovative on-line experience the REPAiR exhibition was shared with participants, presenting the results in detail in virtual exhibition rooms.
In the afternoon, parallel sessions explored the GDSE and the PULL methodology, discussed and benchmarked cities on their way towards a CE, and discussed the ins and outs of the sustainability assessment of eco-innovative solutions. The event was closed with an expert panel discussion on how to make the urgent transition towards a CE happen.
Reparability is a complex issue, and commercial dynamics play a role: for example, to achieve more powerful and compact designs in a cutthroat market, manufacturers may sometimes opt for solutions that compromise a product’s ease of repair.