At FixFest: Growing a Movement Post-Pandemic

Brussels, Belgium – Attendees at FixFest, an annual gathering of repair advocates, discussed ways to rebuild momentum in the wake of the COVID pandemic, which disrupted a growing grassroots movement of repair clinics and other community events, but failed to dampen growing public enthusiasm for rediscovering repair.

Scores of representatives from nonprofits promoting the repair in the EU and North America said that new measures were needed in the next phase of the grassroots movement to further goals of promoting repairability and reuse. That includes teaching repair skills in schools and developing networks of Repair Cafes that can share resources and expand to serve more communities.

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