TU Library presents:
Piece by Piece:
Circular Economy & Repair in the NL
02SEPTEMBER - 21OCTOBER, 2020
It is no secret there are ample forces programming our society to purchase more and more products disguised as needs and that these goods are manufactured with intentionally limited lifespans. Environmental sociologists often refer to this situation as a treadmill of consumption and a culture of consumerism. Many scientists, researchers and students of your generation are working to change the tides of these overwhelming forces by introducing models for a circular economy based on principles of reuse, repair, remanufacture, and recycling. Listen to the stories of repairers from the International Repair Cafe in Amsterdam (Beautifully Broken exhibited in the TU Delft Library Sept. 2- Oct. 21) and learn more about the curriculum, educational resources, researchers, and students here at TU Delft making, repairing, and pursuing design projects related to the circular economy.
Repair Cafe International, Amsterdam exhibition: "Beautifully Broken" (Dutch title: Mooi Stuk)
02SEPTEMBER - 21OCTOBER 2020 | LOCATION: HALL TU DELFT LIBRARY
** Be advised: access to exhibition is through reserved study places, drop off or pick up. More info: book a study place
Lecture by Martine Postma, Repair Cafe Director
17SEPTEMBER 2020, 16:00 - 17:30 | LOCATION: LIBRARY
Come hear the founder of Repair Cafe International!
About this Event
The TU Delft Library has invited founder and director of Repair Cafe International to speak in tandem with the ongoing Repair Cafe exhibition, "Beautifully Broken / Mooi Stuk," currently on display. To learn a little more about Martine and her story please read further. The video below will help to "break down" Repair Cafes!
Martine Postma is founder and director of Repair Café International Foundation. She started the very first Repair Café in 2009 and has been spreading this concept of volunteer repair meetings ever since. At this moment there are more than 2,000 local Repair Café groups in 36 countries across the globe. The number of Repair Cafés still grows every day.
Due to current COVID restrictions, this event has a capacity of 30 attendees, safely distanced. Registration required via EventBrite. Please do not arrive earlier than 16.00h. If you have not registered, please do not travel to the campus but watch online as the event will also be streamed (details forthcoming so please check back).
Website Repair Cafe
Martine Postma, founder and director of Repair Café International Foundation
Photo credits: Martin Waalboer / Repair Café Foundation
Beyond REPAiR: making the transition of the circular economy happen
13OCTOBER 2020 09.00 - 17.15 CET | ONLINE
Information about the event: http://h2020repair.eu/final-repair-event-registration-is-open/
Register via https://beyondrepair.konfeo.com until the 6th of October 2020. Afterwards, you will receive access information for the event.
Beautifully Fixed / Mooi Gefixt - TU Faculty panel discussion moderated by Professor Bas Flipsen (Industrial Design Engineering) and closing reception
15OCTOBER 16:00 - 18:00 | LOCATION: HALL TU DELFT LIBRARY
Hear TU faculty present different angles, perspectives, and scales--as well as examining ethics--related to the complexity of developing a circular economy (CE) and issues related to repair. Learn more about different solutions or pathways as it’s certainly not as simple as buying second hand jeans. Panel also will highlight speakers’ ongoing research, projects, curriculum, and activities ongoing at TU related to Repair and CE.
Please check back for registration link and details.
Bas Flipsen is a lecturer at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering that specializes in ease of dissembly assessment, redesign, and repair.
- September 2 - Oct. 21 Repair Cafe International, Amsterdam exhibition: "Beautifully Broken" (Dutch title: Mooi Stuk) | LOCATION: HALL TU DELFT LIBRARY
- September 17, 16:00 - 17:00 Martine Postma, Repair Cafe International Director, Lecture | LOCATION: TU DELFT LIBRARY
- Oct. 13 PROJECT REPAIR: Beyond REPAIR, making the transition of the circular economy happen | ONLINE
- Oct. 13 PROJECT REPAIR: exhibition | ONLINE
- Oct. 15 16:00 - 18:00 hrs "Beautifully Fixed / Mooi Gefixt" TU Faculty panel discussion moderated by Professor Bas Flipsen (Industrial Design Engineering) and closing reception | LOCATION: HALL TU DELFT LIBRARY
To a large extent the goal of societal transformation can also be recognized in the role of Repair Cafés as social movements, which becomes better visible when looking at the entire Repair Café network. It consists now of hundreds of local Repair Cafes in the Netherlands, and it is currently quickly growing internationally with over 1200 Repair Cafés in 29 different countries. (p308)― Dr.ir. J.N. (Jaco) Quist, Assistant professor Sustainable Innovation & Transitions at the Energy & Industry Section of the Technology, Policy & Management Faculty, Delft University of Technology
Resources on this subject:
- Reinventing Repair (Kyle Wiens)
- Circular Economy: an Introduction (from Circular Economy Introduction MOOC)
- Circular Built Environment Hub
- Erasmus Mundus "International Master's Program on Circular Economy"
- Repair and Resource Challenge (from Engineering Design for Circular Economy MOOC)
- What is Repair? (from the MOOC) Right to Repair (Kyle Wiens)
- Out of the Blue #5 - Bas Flipsen: Apple Inc does not always like Bas Flipsen
- TU Delft Circular Campus Document
- EIT Raw Materials
TU Delft Circulair Economy & Repair Courses:
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