2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Overview of Repair Event Models by Repair Revolution
Hosted by California Resource and Recovery Association’s Prevention, Reuse & Repair Technical Council
The popularity of community-led fixing continues to grow. Repair Café, just one of several existing community-led models, has grown from its first group event in 2009 to over 1,000 groups registered in 25 countries as of 2015. With similar groups popping up all over, repair is on the rise. Equal parts activism, skills-sharing, and community service, repair is roaring back to life, uniting people against planned obsolescence and a throw-away culture.
This presentation will dive into the dynamic universe of pop-up and community-led repair: where did it come from, why is it working, and where is it headed?