Platform21 = Repairing

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Platform21 Prinses Irenestraat 19, 1077 WT Amsterdam (view on map)
13 March – 30 August 2009 / Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 – 18:00 / Free entry


Marty’s Camera Repair (via platform21)

Platform21 keeps on celebrating the DIY attitude, after they showed us how we could hack Ikea (as did some blogs), they now bring us a re-appreciation of the ‘repairing‘.

Platform21 = Repairing starts with the idea that repair has been underestimated as a creative, cultural and economic force. If we don’t start looking at repair as a contemporary activity soon, an incredibly rich body of knowledge – one that contributes to human independence and pleasure – could be lost. The situation is especially puzzling when you consider current global interest in other ideas related to sustainability, such as recycling and the cradle-to-cradle philosophy.
With Platform21 = Repairing we aim to raise awareness of a mentality, a culture and a practice that not so long ago was completely integrated into life and the way we designed it. It is not too late.

Also check out Platform21’s Repair Manifesto in English or in Dutch and the commentary it got.