Restart party as research site

Restart Radio: Community repair events as sites of social research

In this week’s episode, Isabel and Ugo interview Lara Houston, a visiting researcher at Goldsmiths University. We talk about academic research on repair, and we also play some recordings from Kaja Ahnfelt, who has conducted research at Restart Parties.

Monique teaching women how to build their own PC

Restarter profile: Meet Monique

Monique is a software developer who loves simple fixes and a decent pair of shoes. She fondly remembers her math teacher who abandoned the curriculum to teach her Fortran.

Guest post: Hopeful Repair, Repairing Hopefully

An attempt at repair-making is always a risk, and so must be accompanied with a side order of hope. Through repetition and practice, repair-skills grow and spread and, through time, many small actions become bigger ones, many hopes join together.

Backing to scale our activities closer to home

We’re happy to announce that we’ve been granted two years funding from Nesta and the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to actively promote Restart Parties and spread community repair across England.

What do we care about? The results from our community survey.

Community survey: the results are in!

We recently surveyed the Restart community and those curious about getting involved. We wanted to take the pulse – hear what is working and what could be improved to help us shape a new online space for everyone. Thanks to 117 of you from 18 countries who took part. Here’s what you said