Do you end up doing loads of fixing for loved ones during the holidays? Turn these moments into something great for everybody, by asking friends and family for a donation. Your ask and their donation reinforces that repair and maintenance have real value for society.
Marie Lefebvre and Divya Pujara of the Leicester Fixers have been hosting Restart Parties in Leicester for a year now. Marie is a Phd researcher with a keen interest in sustainability and Divya is an electrical engineer, teacher and member of Leicester Hackspace.
We’re recruiting a couple of student leaders of secondary school age to help lay the foundations for a global student campaign against our throw-away relationship with electronics.
We talk about the downside to miniaturised and thin devices, discussing serious trade-offs and how Samsung locked itself into a disastrous design with the now-infamous Note 7