Repair Acts: International Symposium, Conversation & Exhibition Bristol 2019symposium Thu 7 Feb 2019, 09:30 – 17:30
CREATE, Centre for Sustainability Bristol
Spike Island, Bristol BS1 6XN
- Free - Advance booking essential
Repair Acts is an international and multidisciplinary network of people working on topics relating to repair, care, maintenance, and reuse cultures. Questioning the rhetoric of the ‘new’ as a means of progression and innovation, their work addresses everyday material relations with a focus on tools, devices and the built environment.
Examining the implications of current consumption and
production patterns, and the broader consequences of our material lives on the
environment and other species, Repair Acts explore issues relating to, for example:
planned obsolescence and circular design; labour systems, manufacturing
processes, resource limitations and waste; craft practices, qualities and
standards; our right to repair; failure and breakdown; and, the care necessary
to attend to and maintain systems.
On 7 Feb 2019 Repair Acts will be hosting a one-day event and exhibition at CREATE, Centre for Sustainability Bristol. The event brings together national and international artists, scholars, policy makers, designers, engineers, architects and social entrepreneurs to discuss a series a interrelated questions relating to topics of repair, care and maintenance.
To see the full programme for the day and register for this free event, click here.
The event will be followed by a drinks reception and opening of the Repair Acts exhibition from 5.30pm - 7.30pm.
Repair Acts is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research
Council (AHRC), UK under the Research Network scheme.
The programme is led by Teresa Dillon, Professor of City Futures (PI) (AAD/ DCRC) and Associate Professor of Cultural Geography CaitlinDeSilvey (Co-I) from the Environment and Sustainability Institute at the University of Exeter.
Partners in the project include the environmental organisations Toxics Link, Delhi and Resource Futures, Bristol. Supporting the delivery of the programme are DCRC, University of the West of England and Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter.
For the 2019 symposium the venue partners are CREATE, Centre for Sustainability Bristol.