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.
With the end of the year approaching, we have put together our Top 10 list of 2018 shows. Sit back and relax, it’s the perfect time to catch up with our episodes.
We interview Andrew Hatton, Head of IT at Greenpeace UK. We talk about the environmental implications of using the Internet and Greenpeace’s campaign on the topic.
Fixfest UK gathered 59 community repair activists from all across the country, representing 25 different repair groups. This event was all about sharing our love for fixing, as well as common visions and opportunities for collaborations.
Mark Phillips tells us about his work photographing the practice, people and communities involved in repair culture – from Cuba to our very own Restart Parties.