Continuing the discussion from Repairers needed for London Restart Parties:
I raised this issue that instead of looking for an experienced or expert repairer, we need to familiaries with methods to find information ourselves or together in groups. Here is a #coffeepasta (copy-paste) of the information I posted in the London Restart Parties discussion:
Unfortunately the information is still not presented in a way that encourages people to repair things on their own or with friends. And often we don’t even know what to search for or what to ask.
So how about developing explorative methodologies and groupwork to ideate and figure out repair problems together without requiring experience nor expertise.
Some topics to develop methodologies:
- how to identify a repair problem
- how to formulate a repair question
- names of parts
- names of repair materials and equipment, e.g. adhesives, tools and techniques
- finding resources online
- putting together a list of go-to pages, sites and forums