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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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Want to host a Restart Party? Please use our new kit

In our Restart Party Kit, we offer some small tips and suggestions that might help other Restart Party hosts get started quicker. At the end of the day, throwing a Restart Party is not rocket science. Restart Party hosts are social people who make great things possible, one repair at a time.

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Restarter Profile: Meet David

Tell us a little about yourself. I am known as either David or Panda. I moved to London from Paris twenty-one years ago. I have studied computer science and criminology, and worked as a software developer, a technologist and a journalist. I am autistic and have been described as ‘calm, almost too calm’. When did […]

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Restarter Profile: Meet Ten

This is the first of a series of profiles of Restarters. Our volunteer Restarters in London make our work possible, and have powered our project since day one. Some now freelance for us in our workplace services. In future we will profile Restarters in other cities and countries. Tell us a little about yourself. I’m […]

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Top 5 fixes of 2013

So hard to choose our favourite fixes of the year, after seeing hundreds of devices and working with their owners! We picked these together with our volunteer Restarters because they each have something to tell us about how we can revive electronics repair, and be more resilient, together. 1. DIY laptop screen replacement Viv was […]

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Help us scale!

We need to help mobilise a global network of Restarters, and we need your help to achieve this. We have worked tirelessly alongside our dayjobs and degrees to give life to The Restart Project because we believe it is important and urgent and it simply has to happen. With your help, we can spread Restart […]

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Repairing with young product designers

We had an excellent day yesterday at Central Saint Martins, one of the University of the Arts London campuses, most associated with product design. We started the day with a lecture to second year students about what we have learned working with hundreds of frustrated electronics owners over the past nine months. Our top 4 […]

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Make, Do, and Make Do!

We had a great time fixing in the midst of a Good For Nothing event on Saturday. It was one of the first times we were repairing in the middle of another event – the Good For Nothing network of creatives, strategists and developers was at the Forward Foundation helping three very worthy youth organisations […]

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Triumphing together against planned obsolescence

I am not a technical person. It may seem strange, being one of the founders of this project, but perhaps that is always what makes me good for this. The technical stuff not only frustrates me – it also really intimidates me, just like most people. When I first saw The Lightbulb Conspiracy, a documentary […]