Repair Cafe Conference

Date 12 March 2020 09:00 - 17:00
Venue University for the Creative Arts at Farnham

Background

The 1st Repair Café was established in 2009 in the Netherlands as a grassroots, community-led approach to extending the life of products. Since then the concept has expanded significantly. According to the Repair Cafe Foundation there are now over 2010 Repair Cafes in the world, with new projects being set up daily. In the UK, there are now an estimated 125 repair cafes with number having doubled over last year or so. Due to the skilled nature of volunteers at Repair Cafes, significant repair rates are being achieved: a global study in 2016 indicated that repairers had achieved an average 63% repair rate. In addition, to the environmental benefits, Repair Cafes are rein­forcing the importance of social and community dimensions. As the concept of Circular Economy evolves, Repair Cafes are likely to play an increasingly important role in the process at a local level.

Event objectives

The conference will provide up to date information on new research on repair cafes, highlight practical issues associated with running Repair Cafes, showcase innovation and new software tools, and explore policy development at a local level. In addition, the event will provide excellent networking opportunities for existing Repair Cafes or those that are considering setting up a Repair Cafe.

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Delivered by EAUC