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Sustainable design: focus on gadget longevity

We spoke at the Indie Tech Summit in July. There was a great deal of discussion about the broken business models for apps and online services, which ...

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Designing for more visible waste prevention

[caption id="attachment_4400" align="alignnone" width="585"] Photo by Flickr user jidanchaomian[/caption] You may recall, a year ago, we ...

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Funding drive ends today: show your support

We're in fundraising mode, in the final push of our bi-annual campaign. A total of 20 donors have generously contributed £902.50 - but we are ...

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Exploring our e-waste: opening gadgets and learning about disposal

We went to the Open Knowledge Festival in Berlin this month to run what we called an "E-waste Exploration". More than anything, we wanted to test the ...

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Our first official year – achievements and future steps

We are still young (and we still have plenty of mistakes to make), but we're proud to say we've grown leaps and bounds from the time when we made our ...

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Guest post: normalising repair and challenging “perceived obsolescence”

This post is by Brighton Repair Café co-founder Victoria Jackson. We started around the same time and we have so much in common. When we set up ...

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Summer reading list: books to inspire restarting

We need more than Youtube teardowns and iFixit guides to inspire us! It may seem like we are online all the time but we love a good book, a good ...

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Survival as thought experiment: on resilience and restarting the world

Let me tell a story about what "survival" means where I grew up. Long before I started working on The Restart Project, when I was just about old ...

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How to grow a circular economy

Last year, our TEDx talk raised the question of how to move towards a people-centred circular economy. This question is more relevant than ever. ...