It’s Space Month at Restart Radio. We talk to Jessika Luth Richter, a circular economy researcher at Lund University in Sweden, and we learn about the relationship between materials and space, including the ‘iridium anomaly’.
Solar lamps have been envisioned as a groundbreaking innovation for regions with no electricity. But what happens when solar gadgets break down?
Tongue-in-cheek, we talk about the upcoming Brexit and the potential of indoor growing to feed us. We are joined by Ande Gregson, founder of Greenlab, and by Halima Koundi, Restart Volunteer Coordinator.
Our radio show has featured women over the years not because we felt some duty to, but because they are an integral part of the story we need to tell. For IWD, we’ve put together more than 10 hours of audio of kick-ass women who are helping to flip our throw-away economy on its head.
The design of technology has deep consequences for our use of products and services. We interview Alison Powell, Assistant Professor at LSE, and we discuss links between design, innovation and our right to repair.
After much celebration and fanfare about the new European regulations guaranteeing some “right to repair” for consumers, we needed to chat with Steve the Spindoctor. Our interview with Steve feels like a tour of terrible caveats.
We are moved by the tenacity of Jane, who is the ‘inventor, founder and fixer in Chief” at Sugru, the mouldable glue company. We interview her about design within the throwaway economy and about the role and growth of the repair movement.
We interview Libby Peake, Senior policy adviser at Green Alliance. We talk about the public interest in more repairable products, and we discuss the current policy debates affecting our right to repair in Europe and the UK.