We’ve researched the changing landscape of the commercial repair sector in East London: some smaller businesses are finding it tough to compete with superstores and large manufacturers, and the next generation of younger repairers face an uncertain career path.
As soon as you enter the headquarters of Millor Que Nou (which in Catalan means “Better Than New”), it immediately feels like people in Barcelona are well ahead of the curve when it comes to repairing and skill sharing. This project started in 2009 and provides three main services: a monthly programme of repair training […]
Last weekend we took part in UP London’s Hackathon at Imperial College, focused on the theme of resilience in urban environments. It was a great opportunity for us to start working on our future platform, connecting amateur and professional repairers with people in need of repairing the broken things in their lives. The idea is to […]