The FixHub will be run by Fix Ambassadors Helen Cresswell and Tom Cox, and is a self-contained pop-up hub that will demonstrate the importance of fixing and personalised design as a way of thinking for the future.

Comprising of a library, makerspace and gallery, it aims to share knowledge, skills and tools and engage communities in thinking about the value of fixing through film, active demonstrations and workshops.

This is a Crafts Council supported project.

Presented as part of City Fictions, a speculative near future city. Institution: creative quarter.

FixHub Schedule

Saturday 29th March

11am: Think like a Fixpert - an introduction to Fixperts, fixing and the design process
Welcome to the Fixperts FixHub! Find out what Fixperts is, who we are and how you could get into fixing; follow a fix from start to finish and learn about the different stages of the design process.

12 noon: 'Repair is Beautiful' by Paulo Goldstein
Goldstein's work is a celebration of repair inspired by complexity, errors and their consequences. Come listen to this exciting designer talk about his projects and his approach to fixing. Goldstein will be working in the FixHub throughout the weekend, crafting new imaginative fixes and sharing his expertise with visitors.

2pm: Fix with Sugru
Sugru is a super fixing material, a mouldable setting silicon rubber that can stick to almost anything. In this hands-on workshop, spend some time experimenting with Sugru to discover its potential.

3pm: Fixing Now, Fixing the Future
This presentation will explore the available tools, resources and platforms available to people who enjoy fixing.

4.30pm: Hive Mind
This roundtable discussion will consider Fab Labs, Makerspaces and the FixHub. Together these spaces could form a powerful tool for social and design change - how might these communities link together to improve the future?

Sunday 30th March

11am: What makes 'How-To' Can Do?
This library workshop will discuss how-to craft literature, reviewing examples and testing the challenge of creating such texts - how might the FixHub best provide fix instructions?

12 noon: Creative Repair with Paulo Goldstein and Darragh Casey
In this interactive workshop Goldstein and Casey will share their Scarcity Project with visitors, explaining the design process and the ideas behind it; showing how creativity and improvisation are powerful tools, the designers will also teach participants some of the knots used in the project.

2pm: Think like a Fixpert - an introduction to Fixperts, fixing and the design process
Welcome to the Fixperts FixHub! Find out what Fixperts is, who we are and how you could get into fixing; follow a fix from start to finish and learn about the different stages of the design process.

3pm: Fix with Sugru
Sugru is a super fixing material, a mouldable setting silicon rubber that can stick to almost anything. In this hands-on workshop, spend some time experimenting with Sugru to discover its potential.

4.30pm: Future FixHub
Reflecting on the weekend's activities, this roundtable discussion will think about the form of future FixHubs, and how people can set up their own Fixperts projects.

5pm: FixMix
As we wrap up the FixHub, come join us as we celebrate a weekend of fixing; make friends and get involved in Fixperts!

 

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