pieterhugo

“Permanent Error”

We don’t tend to like to use guilt as a driver for behaviour change. But there is something so powerful about South African photographer Pieter Hugo’s work on e-waste recyclers in Ghana, that we could not resist sharing. Hugo will be speaking on Friday at Photographer’s Gallery in London – a talk which is already […]

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What we are throwing away

Our e-stuff is a goldmine. Recently the United Nations University and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) estimated that electronic waste now contains precious metal “deposits” 40 to 50 times richer than ores mined from the ground. Annually $16 billion in gold is built into our electronics and at least 85% is not recovered – lost […]

repairers

This Saturday: Repairer meet-up

After running our first four events, we’d like to concentrate on those fearless people who make Restart Parties possible: our very much appreciated Repairers. This is why we’re organising an informal gathering for Repairers this coming Saturday, August 25th, 3-5pm at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre. We’ll be in the SE corner (closest to […]

Interview with Ugo: communities of repair, ICT4D, re-skilling

Thanks Smart Monkey TV for taking some time with us and filming these interviews! In Part 1, Ugo introduces the Restart Project and our “restart parties” and in Part 2, Ugo talks about our inspiration: what we’ve seen in Kenya (and elsewhere).

#Firstworldproblems

This project originated from discussions at the ICT4D meetup in London. ICT for “D” (d meaning development) is a term that started gaining momentum in recent decades, although people have been using communications technology for development since the advent of smoke signals. Ugo and I have both worked extensively in places where communications technology can make […]