Join several experts to discuss one of the higher "Rs" - repair. Learn how repair can extend the reuse of materials and how to run events to promote repair.
Dina Gjertsen, Somerville Tool Library
Dina Gjertsen is a former theater technician, museum exhibit maintenance supervisor and game designer. She is the organizer of Fixer Fair, a Somerville event devoted to celebrating repair and the founder of the Somerville Tool Library, which also hosts regular fixer events. She works around the city doing events and children's STEM activities with Parts and Crafts, the family hackerspace in Somerville.
Camilla Brinkman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Camilla Brinkman has worked in communications at MIT since 2005, first at the Public Service Center and, since 2011, at the Edgerton Center. Camilla witnessed her first Fixit Clinic hosted by the Edgerton Center in 2011 and since that time has been a true believer in Fixit Clinic as a way to encourage community tinkering and problem solving, and, importantly, keep the landfills free of repairable stuff.
Peter Mui, Fixit Clinic
Peter Mui is the founder of Fixit Clinic (www.fixitclinic.org) which hosts assisted self-repair events around the U.S. Over 100+ Fixit Clinic events have been held nationwide; in addition to holding four events thus far in Eastern Massachusetts (Cambridge) and numerous events in the SF Bay Area there ongoing Fixit Clinics in Minnesota (Minneapolis, Andover), , Colorado (Boulder), Tennessee (Knoxville) and Oregon (Ashland-Medford), hosted by municipal and county governments, independent recycling and environmental organizations, school systems, and public libraries. “Education, entertainment, empowerment, elucidation, and, ultimately, enlightenment through do-it-together troubleshooting and repair.”