With London’s population expected to reach 11 million by 2015 and local recycling rates in decline, we need solutions for increasing amounts of waste.
We’ve put together our annual list of books that we are reading or are earnestly planning to read. Admittedly, this year everything does seem to touch on limits, contradictions and the end of consensus. We can’t fight the zeitgeist!
Today, Ugo and Dave are joined by Peter Mui from Fixit Clinic, a U.S. based “troubleshooting and discovery workshop” that has much in common with Restart Parties and Repair Cafes.
Before launching into an “urban mining” session on raw materials and recycling, we emphasised that reuse always comes before recycling. Then we “mined” with students working to identify the elements and minerals in the parts.
From Friday, 6 October to Sunday, 8 October, we will be hosting the first international Fixfest in London. People interested in fixing from all over the world — activists, designers, makers, tinkerers, and more — will be able to meet up and share experiences.