"Stop Recycling, Start Repairing!", says Core's favorite Platform21. After Hacking IKEA (see photos), and a bunch of other great projects, new design activism is coming up!
The all new Repair Manifesto touches the joy of fixing things, sharing ingenious repairing tips and tricks in order to oppose to a throwaway culture and to celebrate repair as the new recycling.
If you want to support the Platform21 people in making repairing cool again then send your projects to info[at]platform21.com and you might see your project featured at their website or upcoming exhibition. Show opens on March 13, so get inspired, get started.
Aart van Bezooijen is a Dutch optimist and motivator for materials in design. He lives and works in Hamburg where he founded Material Stories (2005) to inspire and enable the best use of materials to make design more competitive, creative and sustainable.
2011 he explored sustainable solutions from around the world during the "It's Not Easy Being Green" project with graphic designer Paula Raché. He co-organized the Materials Café exhibitions at the Hannover Messe in Germany, the world's leading trade fair for industrial technology. Since 2012, he works as Professor for Material and Technology Transfer at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle growing a new materials library.