As part of Being Human festival 2020, new repair skills were learnt, advice was shared and some big questions were reflected upon
Open to all, Fixing It was 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, attendees explored the beauty of broke and the importance of repair.
Fixing It was 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.