Repair Acts

Repair Acts: Pop-Up Repair Café, Talks and Exhibition Opening

Friday 19 October, Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, 4-7pm


Join us at the ESI on Friday 19th October to learn about the importance of repair in the circular economy and hear about the fantastic work that is happening around Cornwall to repair our much-loved items.

The evening will include talks from Stefano Pascucci, ESI Professor in Sustainability and Circular Economy, on ‘Community, Circularity and Innovative Practice’, and Pete Halswell, Falmouth & Penryn Repair Café Chair, on ‘The First Cornish Repair Café: Origins and Outlooks’.

There will also be pop-up mending session hosted by the Repair Café team (electrical and miscellaneous items) and Francli Craftwear (leather items) and an opening of a photography exhibition in the ESI Creative Exchange Studio curated by Steve Bond, showcasing work produced as part of the Visible Mending project.

This event is hosted by the Environment and Sustainability Institute in partnership with the Repair Acts Network and Falmouth and Penryn Repair Café, as part of International Repair Café Week:  

Repair Acts is an international and multidisciplinary network of artists, scholars, designers, engineers, social, economic and political scientists, policy makers, educators, environmental organisation and enterprise who work on topics of repair culture. Repair Acts is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and lead by the University of the West of England in partnership with the University of Exeter. To find out more about the network please click here:  

The Falmouth & Penryn Repair Café host events on the first Sunday of every month, providing tools and support to help people repair household items  for free, and bringing people together to share expertise and advice. To find out more about the Repair Café please click here:  



 kurt jackson