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The Repair Workshops

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on June 10th, 2011

30 July , 2011
10:00 amto5:00 pm
31 July , 2011
10:00 amto5:00 pm
Source: Ecoinnovators 


The Repair Workshops

Unsure what to do with that broken stereo? Those one-armed sunglasses, or that conked-out iPod? Well it’s time to clean out your cupboards, get creative and do your bit for the environment at the same time. Register for a free repair session at the exciting Repair Workshops, part of this year’s State of Design Festival in July.

The Repair Workshops is a creative, interactive exploration into the idea of repair. Guided by professional artists, designers and engineers, people are invited to bring along broken items to repair and re-imagine.

The project aims to reveal why so many products are not designed to last, and help us to recover the lost art of repair.

Mountains of broken objects have already been saved from landfill to be repaired and re-imagined by our inhouse repair experts: Dylan Martorell, Lizzy Sampson, Tim Denshire-Key, Yvette King, Will Campbell, Scott Mitchell, Dr Gregory Crocetti and Jason Bond. We’ll spend a few days tinkering away behind locked doors before we open up to the public on the 30th and 31st July. Their weird and wonderful creations will be exhibited and auctioned off during the festival, with all proceeds going to Environment Victoria.

Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 July 2011
Basement of the historic Donkeywheel House, 673 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Cost: Free!
Opening times: 10am–5pm both days

Register to repair: www.therepairworkshops.com

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