Ada Lovelace Day reflections: encouraging women tinkerers and fixers
Thanks to Ada Lovelace Day, and frankly missing the camaraderie our women skillshares, we had a meetup last night which breathed new life into our efforts to get more women tinkering and fixing
Restarter Profile: Meet Orsetta
Meet Orsetta, a tinkerer, upcycler and Restarter who studied set design and interior design. She never wants to be separated from her all-purpose-tool and sewing kit. Read the full interview for more
Where are the women Restarters? Let’s get girls tinkering and fixing
Yesterday was Ada Lovelace Day. At our Restart Party in a community space in Euston only a couple of miles from one of Lovelace’s London residences, few participants knew who she was: one of the pioneers of computing.
Skillsharing workshops, for and by women
Last week, our first women’s electronics repair workshop was a great success, thanks to the participation of 12 women of all ages and skill levels. We had an ex-professional repairer in our ranks, some born tinkerers and DIY types, and some who had never really had an opportunity to tinker. Our workshop is named after […]
An inspiring DIY workshop
We visited the London Bike Kitchen – a very special DIY Bike Repair Workshop in east London. We had felt a certain kinship with this project for a long time. What is for “sale” is empowerment, community and resilience.