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.


Restarter Profile: Meet Ben

Ben is a Restarter, electronic engineering student and guitar guru who was “raised by a hippy in Brixton”. He cares about reducing waste and explains here why he loves attending Restart Parties.

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One year, one electronic polar bear

We’re celebrating our first birthday today with friends and supporters. We have to pinch ourselves when we realise that we have thrown 27 Restart Parties in the past year, involving and empowering over 500 Londoners of all ages, backgrounds and groups. Together we have saved an approximate 393 kilograms of electronics from waste, which James […]

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Celebrating our half-birthday – December parties!

Wow, time flies, we look at the calendar and we will have had over a dozen Restart Parties in our six short months of life. We’ve learned tons and met so many great people. And we’ve had so many “hallelujah” moments – like this one, in our very first Restart Party: We have three events […]


Our Midas moment in Brixton

Wow. Just wow. We left Transition Centre in Brixton after three (plus!) hours of repair last night and we had either improved or fixed everything that people brought. Everything! This was a first for us, and just reinforced how spontaneous and inspiring community events can be. You can sense it in our photo album. The […]

Ugo and the Restart team work wonders on printers & laptops at The Repair Cafe at The Goodlife Centre

Participatory repair as an alternative to the throw-away society

The past couple of weeks have been really busy for us: we took part, presented and/or repaired things at a lot of inspiring events, such as the monthly ICT4D London Group, the Cause Meets Tech, the launch of The Great Recovery, Good for Nothing‘s social, the Transition Belsize Green Fair, the Repair Café at Goodlife […]

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 […]

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More repair & southern expansion!

Next month we will be repairing again at another Restart Party at Belsize Community Library (Aug 14th, 6-9pm), but we will also be focusing on building another network in Lambeth Council – focusing on the Brixton area. Our idea all along has been to focus on two “nodes” of community e-repair in London before we […]