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.
Supported by easier and cheaper access to tools and expanding communities, maker cultures are pointing towards the ideas of (almost) everyone designing, creating, producing and distributing renewed, new and improved products, machines, things or artefacts. A careful analysis of the assumptions and challenges of maker cultures emphasizes the relevance of what may be called technological action, that is, active and critical interventions regarding the purposes and applications of technologies within ordinary lives, thus countering the deterministic trends of current directions of technology. In such transformative potential, we will explore a set of elements what is and could be technological action through snapshots of maker cultures based on the empirical research conducted in three particular contexts: the Fab Lab Network, Maker Media core outputs and initiatives such as Maker Faires, and the Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA).
Elements such as control and empowerment through material engagement, openness and sharing, and social, cultural, political and ethical values of the common good in topics such as diversity, sustainability and transparency, are critically analysed.
Recorded sessions of the Creative Bureaucracy Festival
DIRTY DESIGN MANIFESTO*
1. KNOW what you design, buy or discard: research what it is made of, where raw material originates from, who put it together, how it came to you, where it goes when you throw it away.
2. REPAIR/ADAPT what is broken or not optimal. Design things that invite intervention.
3. RECYCLE CREATIVELY (for both designers and consumers)
4. LET GO OF THE CULT OF THE NEW AND ANONYMOUS and appreciate traces of use, history and craftsmanship.
5. QUIT TRYING TO MAKE THE UNIVERSAL. Life and survival is about variety, adaptability and customization, and so should design be.
6. STOP DESIGNING, start making.
Alle Berlinerinnen und Berliner können hier kostenlos und komfortabel stöbern und inserieren und ihre gut erhaltenen Gegenstände verschenken oder tauschen.
Wie viele Neukäufe können wir durch das Weitergeben bereits gekaufter, aber nicht mehr verwendeter Gegenstände vermeiden?
Um das herauszufinden, machen wir ein Experiment. Für Berlin, für dich.
Mach jetzt mit bei unserem Experiment (kostenlos & dauert nur 2 Minuten!). Als Gemeinschaft finden wir heraus, wie viele unserer Neukäufe sich vermeiden lassen - und für dich ist ein cooler Tauschdeal drin!
Climate change and environmental degradation are an existential threat to Europe and the world. To overcome these challenges, the European Green Deal will transform the EU into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy, ensuring:
no net emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050
economic growth decoupled from resource use
no person and no place left behind
The European Green Deal is also our lifeline out of the COVID-19 pandemic. One third of the 1.8 trillion euro investments from the NextGenerationEU Recovery Plan, and the EU’s seven-year budget will finance the European Green Deal.
Throughout 2021, six community organisations representing Bristol’s most diverse and disadvantaged communities, have set about co-producing their own community climate action plans as part of the lottery-funded Bristol Community Climate Action project. The plans developed will identify key priorities to help deliver Bristol’s 2030 net zero ambition, whilst simultaneously improving the quality of life for local residents in the civic recovery from the Covid pandemic.
Bei unserem Tausch- und Verschenkmarkt können Sie alles mitbringen, was Sie selbst nicht mehr brauchen, dem Sie aber ein neues Zuhause geben möchten. Kommen Sie auch vorbei, wenn Sie nichts abzugeben haben. Vielleicht finden Sie Ihr neues Lieblingsregal! Transportieren Sie Ihre Gegenstände klimaneutral mit Lastenrädern, die Sie vor Ort ausleihen können. Wenn Sie bei einem Transport Hilfe benötigen, sagen Sie uns vor Ort Bescheid oder kontaktieren Sie uns.
The City of Turku is committed to a resource wise future with zero emissions, zero waste and a low ecological footprint with the sustainable use of natural resources by the year 2040. Turku aims at being carbon neutral already by 2029 and climate positive with negative net emissions thereafter. In order to reach these ambitious goals, we collaborate with regional partners to accelerate the circular transition of the Turku region.
A circular city is one that promotes a just transition from a linear to a circular economy across the urban space, through multiple city functions and departments and in collaboration with residents, businesses and the research community.
In practice, this means shifting away from the linear economy’s “take, make, waste” model and moving to an economic system where the value and utility of infrastructure, products, components, materials and nutrients is maintained for as long as possible. In a circular city, material loops are closed, meaning that existing materials are repeatedly cycled instead of becoming waste; resource extraction is also minimized.
Through this transition, cities seek to improve resource access, lower emissions, protect and enhance biodiversity, and reduce social inequities in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.
We’re introducing each of our four Policy-in-Practice Fund projects with an introductory blog post. Below, Leandro Navarro from eReuse answers a few of our burning questions to give us some insight into the project and what it will achieve. We’re really excited to be working with four groups of incredible innovators and you’ll be hearing a lot more about the projects as they progress.
The question was, how could we ensure that data for the protection of the environment was owned by the people in a trustworthy way? The decentralized web offered broad distribution and a blockchain-backed provenance. So the decentralized web can — at least theoretically — help to protect the environment through the preservation of critical data.
The Distributed Design Market Platform acts as an exchange and networking hub for the european maker movement. The initiative aims at developing and promoting the connection between designers, makers and the market.
We are building a community of fibre and dye growers, processors, makers and manufacturers across the South West to start a conversation about how we can produce more home-grown textiles and garments in a more healthy, resilient and regenerative textile ecosystem.
TOTeM was a three-year collaborative research project which will investigate the potential for the technologies behind the ‘internet of things’ to be used to store memories in a digital form. By associating peoples’ stories to objects through the use of QR codes and RFID tags, memories can become attached to possessions, allowing others to read them and better understand their importance. The project aims to provide a social platform in which the value of an object can be increased through the attachment of memory, encouraging people to not to throw away items, but instead reuse and retain them.
Tales of Things
Edinburgh College of Art
A series of four lectures covering the fundamentals of Doughnut Economics, hosted by Ubiquity University