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Open data for a truly circular economy

We talked at the Nesta Hot Topics session on how “open data” can help us use things for longer, and have a better idea of how they are recycled at end of life.

Used on CC license from Flickr user celinecelines

Prototype with us

This Friday, we will pitch our platform to the Urban Prototyping Hackathon at Imperial College. The themes of the UPLondon Festival really resonate with The Restart Project: sustainability, the city and entrepreneurship. The platform we are proposing is at the intersection of all three themes – our aim is to create a space for the […]

repairmap

Mapping a spontaneous, global movement

From London, we have been inspired by Holland, the US, Australia, Brazil, and now we realise that there are many more community repair and fixit groups than we ever knew of before… Milan, Barcelona, Finland, the list just grows. We decided the time has come to visualise this growing movement of repair! Mapping repair groups […]

A repair ecosystem

We’re currently doing some research to test some of ideas about fostering economies of repair, and we thought why not share some of what we found. In this south London neighbourhood, like many, there are a number of mobile unlocking/repair/accessory places. Laptop repair is advertised in a couple of unexpected market stalls, storefronts or cyber […]