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 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.
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.
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.
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