Don’t despair, just repair.

The Restart Project helps people learn how to repair their broken electronics, and rethink how they consume them in the first place.

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Repair events

Fixfest UK: 4 June - 9 July

Join us online for a series of events for repair activists in the UK. Sign up here.

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IMPORTANT CORONAVIRUS NOTICE
All physical repair events across our network are currently cancelled. However, the community is still running repair events online.

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Keep up to date with our latest news from community repair and the right to repair.

UK repair activists: join us for Fixfest, 4 June – 9 July

Fixfest UK will run during the month of June (and part of July) with space 200 in our in online gathering for repair activists. We’ll share perspectives, inspire and learn from each other and continue building towards a fairer, more capable and greener future.

Restart Radio

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At least once a month, we produce a podcast about rescuing and repairing the electronics we use everyday.

Listen here, or tune in live the second Tuesday of the month at 5pm on London’s Resonance FM.

Shoes and urgent system change with Tansy Hoskins

Repair Data

Together with our growing network, we collect and share data on the things we repair, and use it to help us demand better, more sustainable products.

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devices fixed

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hours volunteered

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kg waste prevented

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kg CO2 prevented

Fixometer

Our web app allows members of the repair community to log their fixes and to learn about the social and environmental impact of their work.

Our insights

We collect data on repair from our community events and we use the data to provide insights into the devices we see.

Education

We're working with young people to spark awareness about the raw materials inside our electronics and their environmental impacts.

Community

Restart is a people-powered project. Here's what we're up to:

UK repair activists: join us for Fixfest, 4 June – 9 July

Fixfest UK will run during the month of June (and part of July) with space 200 in our in online gathering for repair activists. We’ll share perspectives, inspire and learn from each other and continue building towards a fairer, more capable and greener future.

Producing great online repair events – learning from around the world

The pandemic presents huge challenges to communities around the world, including community repair groups. Fortunately, we see the world through the lens of repair and are practised problem-solvers. We’ve been inspired to see how groups around the world have adapted online.

Restarters

We call volunteers who share their repair skills Restarters.

Restarter Profile: Meet Alison

Alison is a life-long DIYer who has a real can-do spirit about maintenance and fixing, and a budding interest in brewing. She laments the fact that some women feel discouraged to repair, and loves being involved in our Rosie the Restarter skillshares.

Restarter profile: Meet Steve

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.

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