We’re super excited to announce the place and date of the second-ever Fixfest UK, in Glasgow on 20th June. This event is for community repair activists to gather, learn from each other and build a movement together. We have a limited number of places, reserved first for community repair activists.
Do we even have to explain why Glasgow? It’s a vibrant, welcoming city, with a great history of design and industry. And of course this year will play host to the global climate change negotiations.
We’re partnering with Repair Café Glasgow to co-host the event. We’ll be gathering at The Lighthouse, an excellent centrally-located venue with an amazing history. It was Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s first public commission and is truly a beacon for good design. (That’s Mackintosh, not Macintosh.)
The first Fixfest UK resulted in the powerful Manchester Declaration, signed by 53 groups, 19 ally groups, and endorsed by 8 political representatives and counting. It’s a strong call for the Right to Repair, starting at the grassroots.
This event we will revisit our Declaration, and strategise about how it can become a roadmap (or schematic?) for change. We’ll talk about our efforts to improve policy in the UK, but also how we can help climate activists make the link to repair and longer-lasting products at COP 26.
Please save the date in June! We’re aiming to keep tickets free for all participants. As with the first, we will be able to offer bursaries to groups that share their repair data.
Please pre-register to avoid missing out and get the first invite to book.
[Image credit to Wikimedia user George Gastin]