Hier geht’s zum Bericht: Repair Cafés: Bei diesen Events kannst du deine alten Sachen vor dem Müll retten
“Zwei Jahre, dann sind Handy, DVD-Player und Co. veraltet – und oft auch kaputt. Also muss was Neues her. Wer kann sowas schon reparieren? Mit ein bisschen Hilfe geht das: nämlich im Repair Café. ze.tt-Redakteur Mark probiert es aus. Mit einem uralten Radio.”
© ze.tt 2017
Moderation: Mark Heywinkel
Kamera, Redaktion und Schnitt: Susanne Dickel
Musik: Rocker Chicks – Audionautix (CC BY 4.0)
On Saturday, 21. May I organized the first feminist Repair Café in the exhibition space of the NGBK, Berlin. With experts Elektra & Flora Könemann.
Together we tried to repair small appliances like broken radios, lamps, headphones, tea kettles, CD players, hand blenders, mobile phones, etc (no printers / TVs / amplifiers – because there is not enough time and we don’t have the appropriate tools). Every participant could bring 1 to 2 broken things.
*** Why a Feminist Repair Café? ***
Without the volunteering “experts” the Repair Cafés would not exist. But unfortunately there is still too often the case that men are reinforced as experts of soldering iron and women in repairing the sewing machines. In our Feminist Repair Café we want to break these gender structures and create a space where women, lesbians, Inter and Trans* people would also engage and stand in the foreground of the electric field and act as “experts”; where they help each other in repairing stuff and inspire others to take on this otherwise male dominated area.
More about the No play – feminist training camp:
More infos and registration:
Interview about my work in the Repair Cafés with the Trenntmagazin. Nr. 9 [Spring 2015]. Here.
In August 2014 Julia Otten from Germanwatch e.V. organized a two day event about throw away society and about local initiatives fighting it. They made a visit to my atelier where I talked about the Repair Café as a strategy against planned obsolescence and the growing amount of electrical waste.
Here you can find the more details.