We’re pulling plans together for International Repair day (October 15th), inspired by some huge plans from Repair & Share Belgium.
Before we go public with the plans, we’d love to sense check them with you. Can you see you/ your community getting involved with this? If not, any alternative ideas?
General Theme: Repair is Everywhere: It’s all about making repair more visible and showing that anyone can get involved. This year won’t be overly political.
Activities & Calls to Action:
- Non experts: Try something new to give your electronics a new lease of life, then post a photo of it on social media (with hashtags etc). Suggested activities will range from maintenance tips to simple fixes as well as options to get help with repair.
It this the sort of ask you could put out to your communities/ e-mail lists?
Fixers: We’ll ask fixers/ tinkerers to help out at their nearest repair cafe if there’s an event, or offer up their skills to others in the community: the local school, neighbours etc
Restart Parties/ repair cafes: A few ideas:
Live streaming/ pre-recording fixes as part of a virtual fixing relay touring the UK
Asking repair cafe participants (either on the day or in advance) to take pics and give quotes about why repair is important to them, then share all these mini stories on social media on Repair Day.
Plus (bit of a mad one) I’d love to explore organising a fixing session in an unusual place, e.g. by a famous landmark (power supply permitting), or somewhere totally unexpected. We’d only need one or two of these, to draw attention to the activity across the country. Would anybody be up for chatting about this??
And we’ll be putting similar asks out to repair shops and larger spare parts businesses etc.
Any and all feedback/ concerns welcome!