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Repair Public: An Experiment in Community Fixery

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Hitchcock Center for the Environment

845 West Street

Amherst, MA 01002

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Repair Public: An Experiment in Community Fixery

Sunday, January 21, 12pm- 4pm

Repair Public is an exercise in community resourcefulness.

The basic idea is to encourage people to learn how and/or where to fix broken items instead of tossing them into a landfill and buying replacements. The participants and facilitators are local community members just like you. You bring a broken item that you want help repairing as well as a willingness to try to fix it. There will be repair facilitators on-hand to help you figure out how to fix your treasure, each with one or more areas of specialty. We’ll have various tools available for use, as well as some basic supplies like screws, tape, glue, wire nuts, needles, threads, and probably appliance cord with some plug-ends. With all these ingredients, we intend to repair whatever you decide to bring in – To learn more https://repairpublic.org/. FREE registration appreciated.

DO bring:

  • Small appliances
  • Small furniture or woodworking (chairs or smaller)
  • Clothing / Textiles
  • Toys
  • Garden tools
  • Lamps
  • Electronic items*
  • …anything else you want to fix that isn’t on the “DON’T” list.
  • Bicycles and bicycle-related things**
    • Tents, canvas things, larger furniture items, patio stuff.

Generally speaking, DON’T bring:

  • Computers
  • Things under warranty
  • Things that need welding (we don’t have a space to do that publicly yet)
  • Anything living
  • Big or heavy things.***
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