20 -22 Sep in Berlin/ Technische Universitaet Berlin
All PLATE participants are invited to visit the Fixfest – a festival to celebrate, connect and strengthen the internationally growing repair and maker movement, hosted by the Technische Universitaet Berlin. The Fixfest starts right after the PLATE and gives the opportunity to immerse oneself deeper into topics around repair and making, reparability of products, the right to repair, sustainable product consumption, and the like.
The Fixfest is a place where a repairman meets product designers and manufacturers, where scientists can share their knowledge with policymakers and game changers, where entrepreneurs get in touch with new bottom-up technologies and where you can join a repair café to fix your stuff in exactly the same place – this is the very unique character of the second international Fixfest Un-/Conference for the first time in Berlin.
Back in 2017, more than 200 people joined the first Fixfest gathering in London to celebrate and share their thoughts on the ever-growing repair and maker movement. The Un-/Conference was initiated by The Restart Project as an open and experimental platform for activists, entrepreneurs, scientists and repair initiatives – shaping the future to a more sustainable and inspiring place. Now it‘s time for a second edition of the international event.
The Fixfest serves as an accelerator for bottom-up approaches to the repair economy, related to The#3D-printing, #community repair, #opensource, #righttorepair and #openinnovation and provides a stage for all the pioneers and activists of our growing circular society. We believe in the genuinely transformative power of community repair and the maker movement as an essential part for collaborative innovation, social justice and sustainable consumption.