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Required: agency “sparring partner”

Why do we need a sparring partner from the world of advertising? We need to get better at communicating to more people. And we think we are uniquely poised to help answer emerging questions for creative agencies’ clients.

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Recognising the volunteer contributions of Restarters

An amazing volunteer pool of Restarters has emerged from our monthly community events here in London. We had no idea there were so many talented people just waiting for an opportunity to share their skills.


Essex calling: our pilot with London outer borough Havering

When we go to the suburbs, in the UK, US, or Italy, our minds run wild. If we are truly going to turn things around, the suburbs are a huge part of a liveable future – not an after-thought. So we were very open minded – and excited! – when Havering Council approached us.

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Fixometer project report: the environmental impact of e-stuff

In two years, we’ve seen +800 broken gadgets at our community events. Together with a team of volunteers and a coach, we have spent over 60 person-hours scouring the internet for data on their carbon footprints.


Tiny houses, decluttering and late consumerist disorders

The “declutter” and “tiny house” trends are a consumerist purging. They run the risk of becoming transformed from ways of thinking to passive services and a pret-a-ocuper products. It is comparatively easy to throw or give away. It is harder to change our relationship with stuff.


Top 5 fixes of 2014: Restart Party highlights

Our favourite fixes from a very memorable year… We can’t wait for more in 2015. Including a boombox, some vintage kit, self laptop-repair and screen replacements.


Reasons to fix and to support our community fixing

Earlier this year, Restarters and participants at a Restart Party in Camden shared why they love our events. Three UCL Material Cultures masters students facilitated, and talented photographer Heather Agyepong took these photos.

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Good news: awards and institutional support

We won some recognition and funding! Votes of confidence from Nominet Trust, Unltd, WRAP and the London Sustainable Development Commission help our “upstart” message travel further.

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Restarter Profile: Meet Faraz

Restarter Faraz is a maker and hacker with a degree in Materials Science. He loves helping people, learning and solving puzzles, which is why he loves Restart Parties. Read more about what motivates him to fix