Many people think of slavery as history. But for Jack Qiu, the present-day treatment of some workers in electronics factories in China needs to be conceived of as slavery. And our own addiction to gadgets is its own, related form of mental “slavery”.
James has been tinkering from a very young age, honing his skills on dodgy cars and motorbike engines before moving to electrical devices. He organises Restart Parties in Hackney, North London, alongside the Hackney Fixers.
This week, Ugo is joined by Lawrence Carey from the Whitegoods Trade Association to explore solutions to the growing challenges faced by repair businesses.
We all know how to ease the guilt of throwing something away by telling ourselves it will be recycled. But who is in charge, who pays, and does it work? And why do we struggle to increase recycling rates in London?
The holidays can feel overwhelming, so we present over five hours of our favourite radio shows and podcasts, including geek, tinkerer, designer and academic guests that help put everything into new perspective.