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iFixit Is Going to London’s Fixfest

Join iFixit in London for the first ever international Fixfest on Oct 6-8! Our co-founder Kyle Wiens will be on-hand to talk about tinkering, the right to repair, and the growing fixer movement.

Fixfest is hosted by one of our very favorite organizations, the London-based charity Restart Project. Like us, they’re committed to fighting waste by encouraging people to repair their stuff instead of replacing it. As part of their work, The Restart Project brings London communities together to fix broken products at events called Restart Parties. In the past five years, over 3,800 people have attended Restart Parties, saving 3.7 tonnes of electronics from the landfill.

For their fifth anniversary, the Restart Project is bringing together an even bigger community: the international repair community. As a keynote speaker at the event, Kyle will be joining UNEP Champion of the Earth Leyla Acaroglu, science writer Lewis Dartnell, Repair Café Founder Martine Postma, and others. The three-day event will feature lots of lightning talks and panel discussions on repair-related topics—including the need for policies that support longer product lifespans for electronics.

And since everyone’s already in the same place, Fixfest will also play host to a Restart Party at the Museum of London from 7pm on Saturday, October 7. Saturday night’s Restart Party at the Museum of London, of course, is free and open to the public—just let them know you’re coming.

The three-day Fixfest event is open to everybody, including allies of community repair groups, such as environmental activists, makers and tinkerers, government officials, NGOs, consumer advocates, companies, academics, and students. Tickets for the event are available here.

For more information about Fixfest, visit https://fixfest.therestartproject.org/

Header image cred: Heather Agyepong