Repair Design opens up informed, realistic and meaningful public discussion about repair practices, capacities and limitations in an Australian context. This research reframes repair as a design practice, and in doing so openly acknowledges design’s culpability in environmental degradation and waste. Understanding the relationship between repair and design is necessary for the development of stronger policy, for more responsible design practice and for the open sharing of material knowledge and digital information. By making connections between designers, repairers, manufacturers, consumer advocates and legal experts, we are in the process of uncovering what design needs to become in the context of repair and reuse, such that it can deliver the most meaningful change as part of a patchwork of disciplines and stakeholders.
A UTS Design Studies Project. #repairdesign
Much more info on our project site: https://repair.design