Repair Acts: Pop-Up Repair Café
On the 19th October the ESI hosted an event which looked at the importance of repair in the circular economy and the fantastic work that is happening around Cornwall to repair our much-loved items.
The evening included 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 was also a 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 was 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: https://repaircafe.org/en/international-repair-cafe-week-2018/
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: www.repairacts.net