As part of Being Human festival 2020, learn new repair skills, share advice and reflect on some big questions
Open to all, Fixing It is a week of events encouraging contemplation around what mending means.
- Is repair an act of resistance in an unsustainable world?
- Does it matter if the cracks show?
- Can everything be mended?
From tutorials on how to repair household items to conversation circles discussing the best ways to fix community issues, come and explore the beauty of broke and the importance of repair. Learn more about what's on and register for different events below.
Objects beyond repair will gain a new lease of life, contributing to an ever-evolving installation in the window of 310 New Cross Road, where you can become a co-creator and share your own stories of things that cannot be mended.
Explore ideas of connection, conflict and exchange, as well as contributing to our ongoing podcast and film.
Fixing It is part of a wider project, Breaks and Joins by Sue Mayo. Being Human is the UK’s only national festival of the humanities. A celebration of humanities research through public engagement, it is led by the School of Advanced Study at the University of London, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy.