Around 5 years ago when Restart consisted of just a few dozen Londoners, we decided to set up a shared space where we could pool our knowledge and experience. Now any member of our online community Restarters.net can contribute!
Runder Tisch Reparatur (German Repair Round Table) ran such an inspiring global Fixfest in Berlin. The event embodied everything we’d hoped: DIY spirit, free programme and space for exchange, thought-provoking keynote speakers, and two “fringe” events (the Climate Strike march and a repair data dive).
We call volunteers who share their repair skills Restarters.
Steve is a life-long tinkerer and fixer, who loves the “Marie Kondo” repairs the best — the ones that spark joy. He enjoys repurposing electronics with his kids, cycling and running. He still remembers his first repair – a Walkman – at age 10.