Queen’s Crescent Fixing Factory

London, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarFixing Factory – Queen’s Crescent, Camden

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Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands

Description

Note: this is a slightly earlier start and finish time to our regular #DontThrowItThursday sessions: 10am – 12:30 this is due to us having a second event booked for the afternoon

As ever this session is specifically aimed at people who live or work within walking distance of Queen’s Crescent Fixing Factory – but everyone is very welcome to attend…eventually there’ll be a fixing factory in every high street…but that’s some time in the future(!)

If you are local you will be more likely to be able to benefit from some of what make us distinct from more usual Restart Parties:

  • the chance to leave your item with us if more investigation is needed, or parts need ordering or 3d printing, or we just run out of time
  • being able to easily pop back to collect repaired items

There’ll be a film crew capturing aspects of this al fresco fixing session, but if you prefer to stay off-screen we can of course accommodate you

Location

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179 Queen's Crescent, London NW5 4DS, UK

About the group

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Fixing Factory – Queen’s Crescent, Camden

We're on a mission to restore repair to the heart of our communities

We plan to turn a derelict high street shop unit into a social community hub for repair, maintenance and restoration - we'll have well equipped electronics benches, and a mission to get local hands fixing. Working with existing repair businesses in the area, we'll be drawing together and sharing skills and developing training for a new generation of fixers

We'll test out some of the myths around fixing, possibly in a Hackathon format (so please make suggestions for these) - with the goal of busting some of them myths wide open

But we only have until March 2023 to demonstrate this can work to our funders - if you enjoy this kind of a challenge, love working with communities, and would like to part of an exciting new project then let me know as there'll be a range of volunteering opportunities

We'll be planning a few pop up events and stands at various locations around the borough of Camden over this Summer and Autumn - as well as setting up our bricks and mortar home (once we find a suitable venue)

We also have a sister project: Fixing Factory Brent - which you may already have heard of - and specialises in laptop repair at Abbey Road recycling centre. The Fixing Factory projects involves a range of partners with The Restart Project leading in Brent and Possible (the climate action charity I work for) leading in Camden

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